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Angel eyes

has anyone ever attempted to make an angel eyes setup for the mn12?

i saw a fox cougar with it and it looked awesome, and i sent the guy who made me an email, but if no one has attempted it on the mn12 i may give it a shot this summer.
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i was wondering, would a cold cathode ring work for the lighting?

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AtroXR7 has a set in his Cougar. This is not a very good pic, but it should give you an idea of what it looks like:


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we should get some1 to start making angel eyes
i bet there will be alot of people interested for a reasonable price
i know i will
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AtroXR7 has a set in his Cougar. This is not a very good pic, but it should give you an idea of what it looks like:

that is exactly what i had in mind...im liking that. are tehre any more pics of that, im trying to see how it was mounted.

if we could get someone to make em, like ina GP, for instance, i know i would buy one, if they were close, i would even be the guinea(SP) pig for them
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It would be easier to do this on the 89-90 Cougars because the lights are more squared. I don't think it would be a hard task to tackle. I have some extra lights I'm not using, and extra time on my hands. Hmm..


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They prolly chose the 96-97 style for the clear lense. the older styles arnt just clear plastic.
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yeah i like the newer style lenses, i ont knwo why they couldnt custom make a set of housings with the clear lenses for the 91~95 cougars. i guess itwould depend upon demand. but if they offered it for the 96~97 only i would do a conversion. i love the looks of those lights

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They prolly chose the 96-97 style for the clear lense. the older styles arnt just clear plastic.
Or because he had a 96-97 Cougar? It would be too much work for me to switch to that style light setup. I would have to rewire the headlights as well as getting the body parts to complete it. IMO it would be a waste for me. I still think it wouldnt look that bad in the 89-90's.


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AtroXR7 didn't do anything fancy to get the Halo's in his Cougar. He has the 96/7 style headlamps. He simply removed the lens, put a Halo ring around the bulb (with a wire heading out the back of the housing), and put it back together.

Where he got them? I don't know. But he does hang out over at www.cougarnuts.com more than here.

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How is that rice? Its more BMW then anything.


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i think i will have to get new headlight housings before i would attempt it. i dont wannt put those ina foggy housing, that would look like crap
i like it. rice or not. yuo can hate, but if you wanna turn heads, that will do it
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Angel eyes looks good aslong they flow with the car, sorry but i couldnt see them on a old mustang or anything...doesnt look bad (the pic) tho.
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Man can't even joke on here any more. What is up with this place now? Used to be able to joke all the time. Now everyone is taking it so seriously. Is the fuel prices hurting that much? They do look kinda neat. If it is inexpensive, I might even try it. Let me know.

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What did he use for the halo?

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I've looked into the halos for an mn-12 before. The factory headlights aren't big enough to drop a BMW halo straight in, although I'm not sure about the 89-93 Cougs. A do-it-yourself solution suggests taking a clear Window blind rod, heating it up, bending it around say a pop can, and then slicing slight notches on the in and outside of the ring. In theory when you put an LED on the ends of the rod, the light eminates from each of the little notches along the way

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he might have just bought the fog lights with the angel eye rings....and removed the ring, and adapted it to fit into his headlights.
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im prolly gonna try that method, the halo foglight thing

assuming i ever get to it, these bills and repairs are killing me
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Search google for DIY angel eyes. You will find alot of threads and sites referring to it. It seems pretty easy.


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yeah this guy

took like $20 in products to make his to fit his ricer. im sure you could follow his procedure, and make them fit the cougar or Tbird

http://vamp.darkravers.net/DIYMaking...ull#SizeSwitch

although he cuts slits, to make the lightreflect, couldnt you scuff the rod up with some sandpaper?
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i like that idea, i can shape it however i want.....hmm... would that look decent folowing the contours of the inside parking lamp and/or headlight?

and what woudl the proper resistor be for somethig like that?
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if it looks good i will prolly make up a couple for the 91~95 cougars, and if i can find a set of the tbird lights i can toss em together, ill prolly make one either this weekend or the next, depending on how this weekend goes.. it would be my dads birthday so i dont know how up to the task i will be.

edit, i could probably do whatever color i could get leds for.
do they have any 7color leds with controllers that would fit inside that tubing?

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I have an extra Cougar headlight if you're interested.

91-95 Cougar headlight. Comes with headlight bulb and the three posts for the back. I cleaned it up a little with Meguiar's plastic cleaner, but it'll be back to foggy in a month or so, but looks very clean now.
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For a voltage divider, just use a pair of equally powered LEDs in series.

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although he cuts slits, to make the lightreflect, couldnt you scuff the rod up with some sandpaper?
what about painting the back of the ring white some other reflective color? would that work at all? i would probably go with the cutting method, but i will have enough extra to try the scuffed thing too, so whatever turns out best will be what i will use for it.
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although he cuts slits, to make the lightreflect, couldnt you scuff the rod up with some sandpaper?
Not in replacement of the slits
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and what woudl the proper resistor be for somethig like that?
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do they have any 7color leds with controllers that would fit inside that tubing?
Most likely no, obviously I could be wrong, but for those tubes you'd only have room for one LED on each end, I don't think a single LED can put out 7 colors
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what about painting the back of the ring white some other reflective color? would that work at all? i would probably go with the cutting method, but i will have enough extra to try the scuffed thing too, so whatever turns out best will be what i will use for it.
Painting behind the ring would probably help, though I'm not sure which color would work the best. Keep in mind if you painted behind the ring it'd still show up that color even without the lights on.

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it seems easy enough

could do it in a day.

just need the proper resistor for our car, and your butter. where would one find LEDS not online. FRYS? maybe prewires, i have trouble with tiny things like that.

Who ever does do it, take pics and post em. see how you do it to fit our houseing,
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radioshakc has all kinds of led's, you just gotta make sure you ge tthe right one
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ill throw one together and see how it looks, after i get a day off to find one of those rod things. i am tempted to use a couple of the acryllic rods we have here at work and see how those turn out
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