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Custom Corvette Headlights: COMPLETED!!!!

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Radioflyer

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:16 pm

I was going to tack this onto the previosu thread, but my photobucket account's being a pain. (I started a new one to host these pics) After nearly 4 months of research and development, I finally have what I consider to be the perfect headlights. I started with a second-hand Specter Werkes Kit. It was okay but I wanted more. The Parts list: E55 Bi-xenon projectors (primary)E55 Single Halogen Projectors (secondary)(4) ZKW replica Crystal-Clear projector lenses55w HID D2S kit 6000K35w H7 kit 3000KCustom built 1/8" Aluminum mounts95mm Angel eyes (tinted by tyler at stealthvettes, "eyebrows" painted by me) Custom-built Fiberglass ShroudsBBQ black spray paint. (not all parts displayed here...but it sure looks cool) After about 3 months worth of tinkering: I found that if i painted the front of the cutoff shield black, the projector lenses appear smoked...which is just freaking awesome looking.Mounted: The main lens is 1/8" Lexan and it's relatively sharp angle plane of 40degrees to the upper outside causes some slight distortion on the pattern. Pattern shots (first is without main lens, second is with main lens installed) Low beam: High beam:LVL (Low Visibility Lighting) Projectors LVL + Low beam aim height comparison:And the fun stuff....Custom parking lights: Night shots: Cutoff at 50' (end of driveway)My setup also features a unique little feature I installed called a shutter strobe. It's a LED strobe flasher module I hooked up to the high beam solenoid. When activated, the solenoid fires 4 times per second causing the headlights to strobe. This is several times brighter than even Whelen 90w strobe tubes. Unfortunately I donít have a camera that captures this effectively. †
massie22790

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:30 pm

Looks really good, nice work. icon_cool.gif
Chris

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:35 pm

Your work always amazes me. Nice job on the clean install and creation!
MedXLT

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:55 pm

Amazing work as always. Neat trick painting the shield black... Still not sure if I like the amber strips tho... Everything else is perfect.
Knox

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:11 pm

Looks good my friend
Mrkai

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:40 pm

perfection, at its best
coolbam

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:28 pm

Very nice.
clutch1

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:42 pm

Great work! Got a daytime shot with the main lens on to see what it looks like?
kornholio788

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:09 pm

Those look beyond **** man. As always excellent work. VERY awesome looking. A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
H-Town

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Post Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:30 am

wow .. thats impressive
Tat2Dragons

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Post Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:36 am

As usual it looks great,but you really need to get a decent camera to show off these fine mods you're doing. icon_cool.gif
Radioflyer

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Post Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:43 am

Tat2Dragons wrote:
As usual it looks great,but you really need to get a decent camera to show off these fine mods you're doing. icon_cool.gif


ain't that the truth.
I'm at a loss for what to get. I need something that takes good night shots. I'm using my mom's Casio Exilm 7.2 Mp. (which is better than my lousy 3.2mp) Tryign to keep the price >$200
MedXLT

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Post Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:13 am

Radioflyer wrote:


ain't that the truth.
I'm at a loss for what to get. I need something that takes good night shots. I'm using my mom's Casio Exilm 7.2 Mp. (which is better than my lousy 3.2mp) Tryign to keep the price >$200


I'm a canon guy, but you can get a new Nikon D40 SLR for ~$400 now...
ChevyCaprice9C1

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Post Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:43 am

man awesome work, looks freaking mean
bhowell879

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Post Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:29 am

Way awesome man. Looks fantastic.
skillfullyboard

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Post Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:14 am

I have to agree that i don't know about the amber strips. other than that, **** sweet ride man
AutoAustin

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Post Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:47 am

Looks really amazing. Good job
orangesuburban

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Post Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:58 am

... your strobe flasher is flashing HIDs? do you have a link to this part? and my camera would capture it, atleast it doesnt have a problem with my whelen's.

i would love to have a HID flasher, i drilled out my high beams to mount in strobes, but if i could get my lows to strobe, without killing the bulb or ballast, i would be all over it!!
Radioflyer

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Post Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:11 pm

orangesuburban wrote:
... your strobe flasher is flashing HIDs? do you have a link to this part? and my camera would capture it, atleast it doesnt have a problem with my whelen's.

i would love to have a HID flasher, i drilled out my high beams to mount in strobes, but if i could get my lows to strobe, without killing the bulb or ballast, i would be all over it!!


Not exactly strobing the bulbs themselves, it's strobing the bi-xenon cutoff shield. If you don't have Bixenons, you cannot do this. In addition, only some bi-xenons can do this. The e55 and e46 i know will work. If you can manually "strobe" your high beam solenoid by rapidly connecting disconnecting power, you should be able to install an LED strobe flasher.
codyo32689

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Post Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:21 pm

looks good man...i wouldnt expect anything less
MedXLT

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Post Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:54 pm

Any idea if there's a potential of damage to the solenoids by having they cycle at 4 times per second? I'd like to see that in action also!
DuzzleKid

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Post Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:30 pm

thats tight. nice job
Radioflyer

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Post Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:32 pm

MedXLT wrote:
Any idea if there's a potential of damage to the solenoids by having they cycle at 4 times per second? I'd like to see that in action also!


The original creator of the "strobing" bi-xenon projectors posted somthing about EMF feedback. I installed a diode on each projector to prevent this from damaging the solenoid.
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