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  • F430 indicator lights

    Hi all,

    Been working on the indicator lights for my 430 build...see pictures below..

    If you need a set, send me a PM...








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    Last edited by dman1409; 07-07-2013, 10:40 PM.

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    • #3
      Will post pictures of the finished product soon!

      Cheers

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      • #4
        oooo. That looks like a lot of work. What did you make it out of?
        My Projects:

        http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...y-project.html
        http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...-facelift.html
        http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...430-build.html

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        • #5
          Well... I ended up redoing them as the shape wasnt correct!! Friend of mine has oem headlights so i had the chance to check them out, so that is how i have found out...

          Below i describe the process:

          I found out that a can of cat food has the perfect diameter/shape... Only about 5 mil. Difference...
          Sanded the can... The applyed bodyfiller...then sanded into shape...then I carved the line using a lollipop mill...the lense that i will be using comes from a 2005 volvo s40... It fits perfectly!!



          Next step was to paint it black ( because i use white gel coat for the mold and black gel coat for the final product because i have to paint it silver) then applyed a clearcoat for a nice, shinny finish...



          Then i made the mold bracket...



          Then it was time to lay up glass...



          Now they have EXACTLY the same size as oem...heheh

          Next up is the wires and bulb fitting etc..
          Last edited by dman1409; 07-14-2013, 12:14 AM.

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          • #6
            Hea, Good job! People just don't realize all the had work that goes into these cars. They just say..... Oh, it's just a kit car.....

            meaou.....
            My Projects:

            http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...y-project.html
            http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...-facelift.html
            http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...430-build.html

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            • #7
              Yup!! True!! But I must say over here in the Netherlands people respond very positive whem seeing it! However, the fist question always is "when will it be finished?" Then I say "dont want it to be finished, I love building it!" And then they lose you... Hehe lol

              This is the first mold I have made in my life! Hope it turns out well!!
              Last edited by dman1409; 07-14-2013, 06:03 AM.

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              • #8
                Time to mold the other side!



                Adding a feminine touch to it!!!!


                Mold done!!!




                Finished product is following soon!!

                Cheers!!
                Last edited by dman1409; 07-14-2013, 07:15 PM.

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                • #9
                  Front piece of the first one 90% done.. Only gotta trim off the marked area and close that with a plate.(like oem).. So it doesnt get in the way of the Bi-xenon unit...



                  Last edited by dman1409; 07-24-2013, 04:32 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Back end com'n soon!! Who would've guessed cat food comes in handy!! Lol

                    Last edited by dman1409; 07-24-2013, 04:36 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Did you finish them? Please post a picture? How much for 2? Thanks

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                      • #12
                        Hi they are finished... You have to pot in a lens yourself... It is best for you to make the back end yourself becaus it will depend on the donor headlight you are using.

                        Below is a picture of mine. I used the indicator lens out of a volvo s40 2005 headlight..



                        Pm me when interested

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                        • #13
                          Hi Dman, how much for a set of these ? Thanks
                          Building F430 replica based on Toyota Celica 190 T Sport using kit provided by SRC Kit Cars, all advice gratefully received
                          [URL]http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/build-diaries/18184-c430-build-diary-based-celica-src-kit-cars.html[/URL]

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