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post #106 of 171 Old 12-24-2011, 04:58 AM
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post #107 of 171 Old 12-24-2011, 09:11 AM
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Wow looks really good man. Great job!!

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I GOT THEM IN!!!



I will post up more pics later. Time to be with the fam!


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That looks awesome bro! The jeep sidemarkers are a really nice touch

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Thanks! That was one of my favorite things to add!


I have a lot more pics and details to post, but that will have to wait until Mon. I still don't even have the bumper on all the way. In that pic it is just resting in place. It will look much better bolted in!





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WOW! That thing looks way too nice to scratch up now! Looks awesome!

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Haha! Never!


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Omelet, your imagination and motivation make me smile. Reminds me of when I was younger! Thank you!!!
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post #114 of 171 Old 12-26-2011, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Meep!


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Ok now to finish this thing up! The passenger side headlamp normally has some control unit that bolts into the bottom of the housing. Since these are getting retrofitted into an 05 and not bolted and plugged into an 08+, this space was going to be unused. So I needed to plug the hole. My solution was to use plexiglass cut to the same dimensions as the hole (3.5"x3.75"), and then screwed into place the same way the control unit would be.




No for the my gap solution! Initially I had planned to just install the lamps and worry about the gaps later, but once I got going I decided that while I was at it I may as well fit the gaps. I started by making a piece out of card stock.




Once I got it just the way I liked it, I traced the design onto plexiglass and cut them out. After some trimming and sanding they were ready.




Then I put a couple of thumb tacks into cardboard, used a dab of hot glue, and stuck the spacers on. And continued to paint them the same as the lamps.








A quick test fit after paint.



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The attachment plan was to used hot glue. I did the first one outside at night which turned out good...




...or so I thought until the next morning! With the sunlight I noticed that you could see the glue through the corner of the lens.




On the driver side I decided to paint the bottom black first and then glue the spacer on to see if it looked any better.




It looked much better!




So then I took the passenger side back off and painted it too.

To reinforce the spacer a little bit more I made a couple of gussets for each side and glued them in. And this is the finished product.







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A comparison between the 05-07 OEM that I removed and the 08+ HID headlamps that went in.





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And some random finished shots. (some of these were from before the bumper was bolted back in completely)
















I still have to aim them in and finish up some loose ends, but they are now in and working. I will get some more shots up later!


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post #119 of 171 Old 12-26-2011, 04:04 PM
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You should start making these and selling them! I'd buy a set in an instant if you did

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post #120 of 171 Old 12-26-2011, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, but I don't know. That was a lot of hassle! I am not completely opposed to doing another set, I guess just not right now.


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