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Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by sledman, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. KaleoXtreme

    KaleoXtreme FEOA Member

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    I had to do a lot of cutting on both the headlight holes on the rad support and the headlight housings themselves. I think I gutted some of the fender too.

    I haven't settled on how I want to finalize the brackets yet. I'm a bit of a perfectionist which hurts my progress a lot, lol. Right now I just got some galvanized L sheet metal as bracing under the lights, and flat on top bolted to the rad support.
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    got some pics? im interested in seein how its done. cause right now i got an idea on how the car is gunna look and i found the set of headlights i want and i wanna get them on before someone takes the idea from me haha
    i mean i see the oem e36 lens and some projecto lens put installed but these im lookin at have a slight hint of aggressiveness in them
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    Finished pics?
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    i was lookin for more of like during the installation and doin the fabrication etc etc but if u got the results that would work to
    i mean a pic tells 1000 words im sure i can see what was done based on what is shown
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    Ok, I'll see what I can do.
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    sweet
    preciate the help kaleo
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    It's dirty, so don't pay any attention to the dust, lol. Keep in mind, these are only temporary brackets, but it should be able to give you an idea. I won't finish mounting and wiring until I get the rest of the front end lined up the way I want it too.

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    There's another 4" long L bracket under the other side of the light too, but I didn't have time to take the bumper off for a picture.

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    nice so pretty much its just adding brackets and doing some other fab work?
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    It's a lot of cutting. Opening the hole in the rad support to fit the e36 unit, because it's so much bigger on the back of the housing.

    The only fab work is making brackets and filling in the fenders, (unless you use the escort corners). I think the grill fits, you just have to find a way to mount it. I'm not too sure, I'm not using the stock grill.
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    i know i've said this before but i think the e36's would fit nicely with a tracer grill and bumper. just paint the grill black and it will look even better.
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    Oh crap you're right, I totally forgot about the bumper, as I'm not using the stock bumper either.

    But the tracer bumper is pretty boring IMO. Even the LTS bumper that I was using with the e36 lights on my old daily driver EGT. They did fit better with the BMW lights though, I'll give it that.
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    jetta lip for a tracer bumper FTW!!! lol
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    Matt i will give you some pics of what i had to do to the housing. I am off Wednesday to show you how much i cut and what i did to still use the stock grill.
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    Just wanted to point out, those are 94-97 Accord headlights, not Integra headlights. ;)
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    iight cool
    im really interested in how this all goes


    and what about a protege front bumper? is that too boring too? my lx bumper is well.. ummm boring haha
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    reference to: rustyschopshop avatar. and the one with the t.v in the t.v. from pimp my ride
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    :agree: u can't forget about pimp my ride man come on now lol
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    i wouldnt call it pimp my ride... more like rice my ride lol
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    Ok here are some newer shots with the grill what you think. These are also alignment from the side.


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    Think it looks better with the grill not so out of alignment and out of place.
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    Here are how big the opening needs to be just to get these to slide in.
    Still working out how to cut into the fender area with out cause any instablitiy or rad support issues.

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    As you can see i have not touched any of the original points were the old headlight would go so if i had to i could always go backward but who wants to go backwards. :compress:

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