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Old 14th-April-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Building Projector headlights for my 65'

Just started building a pair of headlights for the Nova.
Got a pair of 2008 MX-5 projector headlights from a nearby collision center.
I am going to modify my current housings to accept the entire projector lens and reflector.
The light uses a Zennon d2s bulb two ballast and ignitors.
Just toying around don't want to pay big money for the ones you can buy, plus I tend to learn a lot more and retain the info better if I due it myself.
link to pics of build!
http://s300.photobucket.com/albums/n...light%20build/
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Old 14th-April-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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cool take plenty of pictures
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Old 14th-April-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
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Just lit them up tonight they work now to fit them into the 7" rounds!


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Old 14th-April-2010, 11:08 PM   #4
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Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 15th-April-2010, 09:50 PM   #5
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I had a little time to work on the lights tonight.
Here are the projectors fitted into the housings.
And the link to the build pics.http://s300.photobucket.com/albums/n...light%20build/ Now have to fit them to The car.
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Old 15th-April-2010, 11:00 PM   #6
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checking out your pics. isnt this a little deep to fit in the stock location?

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Yes it is 6.5" deep a stock headlight is 2" shorter in depth. I will have to cut a hole in the core support to fit these then put a cup behind the light. I will post pics when I do this.
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Old 15th-April-2010, 11:29 PM   #8
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Tim, I am loving this. I have hid's in mine, but with a projector? AWESOME! Good job and good luck. Love the pictures.
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Old 16th-April-2010, 11:38 PM   #9
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Just fit the headlights to the car tonight.
http://s300.photobucket.com/albums/n...light%20build/
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I have a number of different projectors from numerous different vehicles. Plan on doing the same once I've progressed the restoration to that point.
Question what model and manufacture of projector did you use?
Just to let you know Mazda 6 projectors are the best to get ahold of. They actually have a little actuator built into them that allows you to retain High and Low beam. the actuator acts like a little dam that moves up and down in front of the beam internally to block the excess (high) light beam projected.
We do a ton of Mazdas at our shop and it took me a while to collect two but have them when I get to that point. Also have a few CTS projectors with no actuation that I may build in behind the grill or bumper for extra lighting on High. Don't imagine I'll be doing a lot of country touring with it but it would be nice to spot those deer before they jump out with their death gaze.
Have a CTS set built into the accessory driving lamps on the pickup for (on high) out of town driving. Coupled with the Dodge high beams and circuit I can spot eye balls a good Kilometer out. Even more amazing is driving after a snow fall. They most definitely light up your world when things are white. The last trip back from Revelstoke B.C. back into Alberta snowmobiling my buddies they worked spectacularly. On FRS radio driving back with me my buddies in their truck told me to take the lead out front as following me could also drive with much less eye strain. A world of difference driving out of town at night.
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Just finished up the HID's link to build http://s300.photobucket.com/albums/n...light%20build/

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Tim! This is so great! Good work. I love the projectors with shutters like yours as you can retain your high beam and it is INSTANT!

Good stuff.

My glass retrofit Hella 7" with high/low hid's are so amateur compared to this.

Why retain the tri-bar though?
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The look! That is why I bought the Tri Bars in the first place. I doesn't affect anything so I kept them. Kind of WTH factor.
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Ok, 'nuff said!!

Looks good to me! Got me thinking about redoing mine but I already have ballasts, its done, they work, and they spread light fine. I am leaving mine as is!

Good job again!
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