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Old January 30th, 2006, 03:18 AM   #1
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Talking 2005 Honda Accord w/ S2000, Custom Black Housed Low Beam

Here's a recent honda accord owner down in SoCal that had a previous retro done by someone else but decided to upgrade and commissioned me to create a elegant high class headlight for him.

I wanted something different but not too extreme to stay within his budget. I came up with the S2000 projector, custom low beam black face plate and a nice small chrome shiny bezel.

The small chrome shiny bezel came directly from HIDPLANET and everyone is more then welcome to buy a ton off them

The custom low beam face plate was used to retain the "projector" look without a huge bezel like from the Audi A4.

A nice glossy urethane black coating was sprayed over the whole housing while accenting the high beam portion.

And to top it off, the aftermarket clear side reflective piece was exchanged for the oem amber piece which looks very with the black glossy finish.

As you may noticed, I took extra care in the way how the custom face plate cuts off from the high beam circular area. The chrome edge on the side of the high beam facing the low beam area was left intact to make the high beam itself stand out and not hidden from the headlight. It stands out just enough to compliment the chrome metal bezel on the S2000 projector.

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Old January 30th, 2006, 03:20 AM   #3
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Stock headlight trim.. underside view.. clearance issue.. time for the “fix it”


Ah.. much better



The clearance hole is larger then usual to accommodate the metal chrome bezel and for rotational adjustment side to side movement if needed.





Here’s one of my trademark secret ways of cleaning the headlight projector components before final reassembley. Please note this is just ONE step out of the whole process. I am not responsible for your house burning down… dying from the lack of oxygen from the accumulation of CO2 or your projectors getting ruined. I’m just showing you to prove to you that I’m not a pyromaniac as some of you may think I am and the picture just looks cool

Just look at the headlight projector lenses and bowl and tell me that’s not clean and shiny

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Old January 30th, 2006, 03:22 AM   #5
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Old January 30th, 2006, 03:22 AM   #6
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Anna, my girlfriend was here with me to snap a few pics as I finished up this headlight to package it that night to have it shipped out



Using the discontinued Hella Gen 3 ballast for test fitting the custom polycarbonate ballast case I made for the headlight for the owner. The owner already has the ballast so I’ll be shipping them without the ballast but just the cases so he can fit them onto the headlights.

This also shows the view of the back of the headlight for those who are interested in the view






The ballast case is strong enough for me to lift the whole 10+ pound headlight up without worry of breakage

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Old January 30th, 2006, 03:24 AM   #7
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Old January 30th, 2006, 03:31 AM   #8
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as always, beautiful work. honestly, i think the thing im most impressed with is how well u laid the cf for the custom bezel, i could barely see the seams. and you took the care to make it look nice even though u knew u were gonna lay filler over it. i always enjoy seeing your work larry, keep it rolling.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 03:47 AM   #9
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i see you have a personal photographer now !

haha, anna is crazy. another great retro! it's co clean! larry for president.

i think someone already bought a ton of hidplanet shroud already *ahem ahem* since they've been out of stock forever.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 06:06 AM   #10
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dude your getting closer and closer to the maranello/c6 style. i like it.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 06:58 AM   #11
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I love the glossy look. Nice indeed.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 08:50 AM   #12
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dayum! really makes me wanna do a retro too o_O How much is this all costing if done by urself?
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Old January 30th, 2006, 09:01 AM   #13
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wow....amazing work
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Old January 30th, 2006, 10:34 AM   #14
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this man is one helluv an artist. respect
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Old January 30th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #16
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Hey Larry,
How much do you charge for something like this?
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Old January 30th, 2006, 10:51 AM   #17
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Larry is quite the fabricating prodigy!

If you are a fan of his work, or even not you must see this :

Glass work

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Nice clean light Larry!
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Old January 30th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #18
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nice work
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Old January 30th, 2006, 11:29 AM   #19
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Larry is quite the fabricating prodigy!

If you are a fan of his work, or even not you must see this :

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Nice clean light Larry!
Speaking of....where is the AZ-V6-Hybrid retrofit already? I'm still anxious to see those bad boys in action.
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Thanks for the comment, nice to hear since I just got sick last night and i'm still recovering from a cold.

Something like that is 1500-2000 dependning on if you have hardware or headlights or etc..

But anyways... AZ-V6-Hybrid retrofit ran into a minor problem with finding a suitable bezel to fill the TL projector... Not too much longer I promise.. I think everyone is waiting to see that one

For those who don't have an account with HIDPlanet.. here's the Acura NSX work I did..

Part 1: http://www.nsxprime.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64134

Part 2: Glass Work http://www.nsxprime.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64133

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Thanks for the comment, nice to hear since I just got sick last night and i'm still recovering from a cold.

Something like that is 1500-2000 dependning on if you have hardware or headlights or etc..

But anyways... AZ-V6-Hybrid retrofit ran into a minor problem with finding a suitable bezel to fill the TL projector... Not too much longer I promise.. I think everyone is waiting to see that one

For those who don't have an account with HIDPlanet.. here's the Acura NSX work I did..

Part 1: http://www.nsxprime.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64134

Part 2: Glass Work http://www.nsxprime.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64133

Larry
Thanks Larry! I keep forgetting you have to register with HID-Planet to see this stuff! Still, It's a great place to get in depth HID info...

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Speaking of....where is the AZ-V6-Hybrid retrofit already? I'm still anxious to see those bad boys in action.
Yeah, me too!!! Looks like Larry has found a solution to our last hurdle!
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Something like that is 1500-2000 dependning on if you have hardware or headlights or etc..
wow
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Old January 30th, 2006, 02:00 PM   #23
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mad props larry...you're always insightful and picture friendly!
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Heh.. the reason why some people still go "wow" on the price is.. because pepole arin't used to it yet... People can spend 1,000 dollars on vertical doors... copule thousands easily on rims... or couple thousands on a high end sound system.

The headlight is a piece of the vehicle which gives it the final touch and the look to it. If you havn't noticed, grab any car magazine that is featuring a vehicle, chances are good there is a picture showing just the headlight.

Headlights is a visial cosmetic thing just like rims and vertical doors, however they go one step further with the performance aspect of letting you see at night. You can't tell me you can drive at night without headlights. True, facotry already comes with it, but arint' we all here to upgrade our vehicle to make it look different then one another, so that's why the headlights is also soemthign you can upgrade and make your car stand out

At night, chances are good the headlights is the first thing someone sees in your direction. The beam pattern, the light output is what catches the eyes first since it's the brightest thing on the vehicle. This isn't the same with rims or sound system or vertical doors.

But yet.. if you can spend so much on those stuff, custom headlights shouldn't be any different just we're not really "used" to it that's all... all the aftermarket headlights out there are cheap, not much selection and the quality just isn't up to par to OEM.

Okay time for me to rest... so i can recover sooner form my cold

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Old January 30th, 2006, 11:22 PM   #26
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thats just amazing work...im in awe

i would definately have u do my next retro if i had that kinda money lol ...so i'll just finish mine up on my own for now hehe
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Old January 30th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #27
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Makes me wanna send mine back to have Larry redo it to look different.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 11:38 PM   #28
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ummmmmmmmmm cheeseeeeeeeeeeee. lol jk. what is that stuff?
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Looks really clean, creative and most importantly...very impressive! Love the sample pic process. Kind of like a step by step idea. this definitely shows a lot of practice, skills and experience. Did I mention talent? damn!! Hmm... this makes me think, why don't you become an optical engineer? aka Automotive headlamp system designer. $90K range. requirements: Either a BA/BS in product design or mech engineer or simpy 2-3yrs experience retrofitting headlights. I saw this in some career opportunity thing on msn job career seach last month while simply browsing. Anyway, good job man!
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Old January 31st, 2006, 01:27 AM   #30
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amazing like always Larry. btw...i noticed that the first headlights had a clear strip, then the end it has a amber strip. a goodwill change? but either way, incredible work. I really need to start saving up.
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