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Split headlight club

Postby Punto443 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:15 pm

Have you customised your headlights? Split them apart and painted/added cool lights and drl's

I'll show you mine if you show me yours :D

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Re: Split headlight club

Postby squirrel93 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:31 pm

I will upload pictures of them on the van tomorrow, how come you didn't paint yours? I was going to carbon wrap mines inside but I didn't have enough left :(
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby Punto443 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:58 pm

I did paint them, but I didnt like them :D And since I was getting a sapphire grill thought they suit being silver too :D
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby squirrel93 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:46 pm

Yeah makes scence :)
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby jay » Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:55 pm

mine with devil eyes on..there is halo rings but i left them switched off.. hid projectors are ok on dipped but main isnt much brighter if being honest..
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby Wadey » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:22 pm

I did these ages ago for a mate I'm now doing my mk6 ones but you can't see them till there done !
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby richgold » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:22 pm

Most of you have already seen my first attempt
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These are off the van and split again right now awaiting some trick new parts so hopefully they'll be back on the van just after xmas with brand new HID's too :)
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby jay » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:59 pm

wants some chrome or led indicater bulbs as well as led side lights for good effect..I left mine silver as i have a silver van
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby richgold » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:04 pm

They did have chrome indicator bulbs in, they just weren't in in those pictures :)
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby onethumb » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:55 pm

richgold wrote:Most of you have already seen my first attempt
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These are off the van and split again right now awaiting some trick new parts so hopefully they'll be back on the van just after xmas with brand new HID's too :)

They look proper mint.
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby richgold » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:40 pm

Thanks.
I've got the fibreglass gubbins and my new leds arrived today so it wont be long now until they have their second incarnation. Hopefully I'll get them back on the van sometime over Xmas.
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby tytek » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:29 pm

richgold wrote:Most of you have already seen my first attempt
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These are off the van and split again right now awaiting some trick new parts so hopefully they'll be back on the van just after xmas with brand new HID's too :)


Do you have a parts list?
Ebay links, etc...?
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby richgold » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:27 pm

New set of headlights £70
Projector units with halos and drivers £53
60cm Switchback led tubes £20
Good quality paint and primer £16
Sealant £5
Tools to open headlights £3
Sidelight Led's £3
Chrome indicators £5
Aluminium Tape £3
HID kit with balasts £34
I also bought other LED's that didn't make it into the lights totaling about £30
And almost a full weekend spent doing it.

To add to that expense here's the extra cost for the improvements I'm planning:

New HID kit with ballasts £38
New LED's £12
Filler and fiberglass £25
Paint £10
And I reckon another weekend to complete them.

So that's a cost of about £330 quid and more labour than anyone in their right mind would throw at them. It took a while as I don't usually do this kind of thing.
The forum made me do it.

Here's a good tip though, if you're planning on doing it yourself I'd recommend these tools for removing the bonding that seals the lights.
Silverline hook tools
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby tytek » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:46 pm

Just a few more questions...

What size projector lights are they? Are they 75mm???
What is the aluminium tape for?
How are the Switchback led tubes fixed?

Thanks in advance ;-)
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Re: Split headlight club

Postby richgold » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:51 pm

1. 2.5" projectors
2. Aluminium tape covers the wires that run along the outside of the projectors that power the projector solenoid and the halos, so you cant see them reflected in the original ford light reflector.
3. They come with clips.
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