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Old 04-21-2016, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Retrofitting Projectors in ma boat!



Well, I never post car shit related here in TCG since there's too many cool people here and I tend to hang around with broke as shit people like me lol, so here it goes.
I will be retrofitting projectors to my headlights.
I have a used but in great condition set of MGM headlights, I was going to blackout or remove the chrome so they will turn in to Marauder. But, I thought about going further. Instead of blacking out the internal bezel I will paint it to match the body of my car, the color is dark green metallic (P5) which is super rare, only used on some 02 and 03 MGM.
As for the projectors I have bought a set of morimotos 7.0, they will work as low beam and high beam since they have a cutout solenoid. I will be making my custom harness so that it is plug and play, I will use 3 relays, one for each ballast and a third one with a diode for the high beams so that when I switch to the high beams the low beams will remain on without powering off the relays. I will use 9006 sockets too PnP.
But not just that, I currently have marauder corner lights on, I will be using another set of MGM corners and I will open them too and I will paint them to match the body as well. Also I will turn the cornering light in to an actual turn signal. For this I will simply add a 5 pin relay in the wiring so that when the turn signals are on it will make the cornering lights blink, I will replace the clear bulb for an amber one.
The paint, primer and clear is on it's way along with the adhesive sealant, talking about the adhesive I found this roll...
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Should be an interesting project! At least you're not that guy putting HIDs in your housings and blinding people.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:58 AM   #3
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Thanks and yeah fuck HIDs on stock housings. My current set up is an external relay harness with some ZXE sylvania.
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Interested to see what these will look like.
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At least you're not that guy putting HIDs in your housings and blinding people.
This x1,000,000.

Thanks for doing HIDs properly.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:26 AM   #6
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Ok, so I got the paint and I'm pretty much ready to start opening the housing's but the fucking adhesive strip is currently out of stock from the TRS and it's in back order. I hate fucking waiting...
What other adhesive sealant is good for this kind of project? I am more inclined to JB welding but honestly hate working with it because it's a mess handling it. Any other suggestions?

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Ok, so I got the paint and I'm pretty much ready to start opening the housing's but the fucking adhesive strip is currently out of stock from the TRS and it's in back order. I hate fucking waiting...
What other adhesive sealant is good for this kind of project? I am more inclined to JB welding but honestly hate working with it because it's a mess handling it. Any other suggestions?

Pic of the paint....
Are you talking about jbwelding the housings shut? Most places sell butyl rope.

I have used this stuff to close up taillights in the past.
https://www.theretrofitsource.com/mo...l#.VyDc0PkrLZI
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Yeah JB welding to reseal the housing... that's the only thing that popped in my mind.
Thanks searching for butyl rope, never heard of it lol
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yeah don't use jbweld unless you like never being able to reopen them again.

be careful with the butyl stuff to only get it where you want it because it gets messy.
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Intel, the link you provided its showing me the same stuff I have already ordered that is not in stock LOL. I guess I'll just have to wait.
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there are other places that have it..
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http://www.amazon.com/C-R-LAURENCE-R.../dp/B002CXGSKY

ect if you search butyl rope.
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Just a little update...
I decided to wait, yesterdaythe adhesivestrip came in the mail...





Morimoto is proving to me that they have a lot of quality.
I do recommend.

One of these days I will be opening one of the housings.
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You don't have to paint the housings. The silver plating comes off with acetone I belive.
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Yes it does and it leaves a black finish once the plating is removed. But I don't want them all black, I want them to match the body color.
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Update,
I removed the oem wiring out of the housing, luckily for me the whole left in there came up perfect for the wiring that I will be doing with the HIDs and the high beam solenoid, I will add some sealer when ready...




I placed the housing in the oven at 280* for 7 minutes, it worked out perfect..



Then I removed the chrome bezel and cleaned it with some simple green cleaning solution, it removed the chrome leaving a gloss black finish. This is like making instant marauder headlights..





and here is how it will look but without the chrome.

My next step will be removeing the old adhesive and painting the bezels. Now part of me wants to just leave them black like a marauder. hmh?
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Nice! I just got the mini D2S square projectors and everything for the retrofit on my Silvy. I'm still on the fence about getting butyl for resealing because the Silverado headlights don't take well to being baked, they have to be cut open with a Dremel and resealed with silicone.
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Nice, I was looking at those D2S too but I forgot why I decided to get the Mini lol. They both are about the same I guess.
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Should be an interesting project! At least you're not that guy putting HIDs in your housings and blinding people.
Says the guy that ran 55w HID's in a SUBURBAN.
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Maybe he feels bad about it! Lol
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As parts arrived I started to put them together.
A got these plug sockets from ebay that I used on the reflector, as parking lights. I got a sylvania led.




Then I started to work on the projector, the assembly was pretty much straight forward, only one tiny issue was that the clip bracket wouldn't screw all the way in so I grinned the bulb whole a little bit... then I worked with the wiring.

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I took the housing out to the car for testing and leveling and aligning the lighting pattern. incredibly the pattern was perfect LOL didn't have to align. I also must mention that I didn't glue the lens back in yet, and as for my painting project to paint the bezel green, I will not paint it anymore. What happens is that the lens has a few chips and since all the chrome was removed they because more visible. I decided to live them black as marauder. Also I may sell them later.



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Awesome!!

I want these on my Marauder.
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Awesome!!

I want these on my Marauder.
There's a guy selling them for marauders at the MM.net, but they are pricy. Guy want from 350 to 1k bucks.
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