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Anything else i need to know?..Headlight conversion





well i know the pics suck but digi cam at my girlfriends house so this cheezy webcam will have to do..yes the headlights looks dark cuz i painted them

man they looooook sooooooooooo evil right now

anyways i had a couple of questions before i go on..
-Are the headlight bulb retainer locks REQUIRED?
..everyone i talk to locally who has done the conversion says they used the original retainer locks off thier 95 bird..
-For the hella ff75 lights i believe that they are sooo bright because of the way the housing is designed..if i put silverstar h7 bulbs would they be brighter and have that nice blu-ish tint to them?
...i know how to replace the bulb in the foglight seeing how i did the same for my piaa foglights..

seeing how the bumper is gonna be off anyways might as well install both at the same time..also 2/9/05 i should be receiving my HID kit..and its not the blue blue one either!!..lol

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If you are converting to the 96/97 headlight style, you will need 96/97 retainer locks.

Regardless of which year you are installing (95/96/97), you need to use retainer locks.

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DAM...then how come people like 94onair and mourningstar use the factory retainer locks?..am i missing something?..where can i get these locks?..do they sell them at the auto store in the help section?..

btw just installed HID headlights and man oh man i cant wait till it gets dark!

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Well, what conversion are you doing?

If you are sticking with 95 headlamps, use the 95 locking rings.

If you are converting to 96/97 headlamps, use 96/97 locking rings. You can get them from either Dan Newman or a junkyard.

The 95 locking ring will not work on the 96/97. Tried it myself. Doesn't work.

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dammm...thanks guys..that would of sucked..

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...i know how to replace the bulb in the foglight seeing how i did the same for my piaa foglights..

How exactly?

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well the same bracket that holds the housing to the bracket you can unscrew it and take the bulb out from the rear..i did the same for my piaa foglights..my *old* piaa foglights were really no name brand foglight housings with aftermarket piaa bulbs..same applies to the ff75..just a little different i believe since its h7 and not h3 like my old piaa's..

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do you have the hood release? Im not seeing it
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yea i got the latch..no problem..

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well besides the headlights being a little dirty i think it looks awesome..ive cleaned my headlights before and i think you guys remember the nice results. and yes the retainer locks didnt work BUT the retainer locks that came with my HID kit FITS on the 96+ headlights! YES! the hid retainer locks didnt work on my 95 tho but looks like i dont need them. found out a lot about my car while we were under there. mmhmmm looks like it was in a accident or something. ill post later cuz i got to go to work but o wells..just wanted to let you guys know that it came out great and no i didnt break anything. thanx alex for all the help!

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what kinda paint did u use to paint the wheels? what kinda preping did u do?

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i just used ordinary krylon paint. for prepping i scrubbed the crap out of them with a scotch brite pad to make sure it was clean and let it dry. as soon as it was dry i put a couple coats of paint adhesive. brand is bulldog or something but allows paint to stick to it very nicely without sanding. after that i used painters tape and covered up the lip on the rim and used newspaper to cover up the rubber on my tire. then painted them. after a couple of coats of paint i put a couple of coats of clear coat. came out very nicely. looks better in person ESPECIALLY when they are clean

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