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Old 11-14-2011, 09:41 PM
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Okay, not to hijack by any means lol but here are the output shots:

*Credit for these shots goes to JVX. on HIDPlanet*

Mini H1 low beam:
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Mini D2S low beam:
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And just for fun, FX-R low beam:
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You can see there was a small bulb alignment issue with the H1, so with the bulb properly seated output will be increased slightly. The D2S almost completely lacks a hotspot and cutoff intensity and the foreground is flooded with light. It's sort of hard to tell from these pics but the H1 has less foreground allowing your eyes to adjust to the lights that's down the road and not in your face.

There ya go!
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:49 PM
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Originally Posted by //<86TA>\\ View Post
actually, thats not what vibrating. That connection is solid. I just have a little play left in the hinge i have to correct with some different bushings. That and i believe the filaments themselves vibrate, which i can do nothing about.
Ah. My drivers side used to bounce until I really got after the lift rod mounting bolts & snugged them down. IIRC, I had to grind away a bit of bracketry around it to get my wrench on there real good & solid, then it tightened up good.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:55 PM
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Originally Posted by BlackenedBird View Post
Ah. My drivers side used to bounce until I really got after the lift rod mounting bolts & snugged them down. IIRC, I had to grind away a bit of bracketry around it to get my wrench on there real good & solid, then it tightened up good.
yeah, my PS side light is pretty solid, but the driverside has a sloppy bushing that needs attention. However, the PS motor went on me, so the car is in the garage for the winter. Im going to rebuild both motors and be done with it.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:50 PM
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Dude, The coolest Light mod i have ever seen on any vehicle thats is freaking sick!
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:47 PM
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Ok I'm from socal and we have car mods up the wazzo here BUT yours is one of the best I've ever seen my hats off to you and if you don't mind can I steal the the idea and build myself a set for my 92 convertible (if you just want to be the only one with them I MORE than understand) because I have to bow down to you for that idea! YOU GOT A SKILLS!
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:46 PM
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Thanks for the words guys!

Originally Posted by morganrush1974 View Post
Ok I'm from socal and we have car mods up the wazzo here BUT yours is one of the best I've ever seen my hats off to you and if you don't mind can I steal the the idea and build myself a set for my 92 convertible (if you just want to be the only one with them I MORE than understand) because I have to bow down to you for that idea! YOU GOT A SKILLS!

Hey, if you think you can build a set, go right ahead, but i warn you, its very hard to get together. I would love to see somebody else create another version.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:58 PM
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

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I knew there was something I forgot to do!

scooter go ahead and congradulate yourself, you just made me go from not likein the firebirds to makin me think they're pretty sick just from one mod. that thing looks mean!
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Like I've said before, one of the coolest looking mods on this site!

I'm nearly done retrofitting my GTA. Not trying to hijack but I love the idea of true /projectors on firebirds!
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Looks like a transformer
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Lot's of folks asking about changing the lights on their Firebirds so I thought I would drag this thread up again.
I don't think anyone has ever done it better....
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:27 PM
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Originally Posted by Arizona IROC View Post
Lot's of folks asking about changing the lights on their Firebirds so I thought I would drag this thread up again.
I don't think anyone has ever done it better....
What he said.

Talk is cheap, but //86TA\\ walks the talk. I respect anyone with fabrication skills and the guts to cut into their car.

I salute you.

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:30 PM
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

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I respect anyone with fabrication skills and the guts to cut into their car.
He didnt actually have to modify any stock piece on the car to do this mod, lol. He made all the parts except the motors and the headlight doors.


Not that he hasnt cut on the car though.....
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

subscribed! I love this look!
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

I don't even remember what I was looking for wen I stumbled across these pics / thread...
Cool and amazing... Throw up a video when you can...

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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Very cool idea. IDK if it's been said yet, I didn't read through all 4 pages. But you need a new ID now "angry bird".
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:35 PM
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

absolutely ingenious! I was beginning my search for using the entire flip assemble from a C4 Vette to mount dual beams like you used! major pat on the back for this direction!
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

I have not been on this site for a bit but this mod is one of the cooler ones i have seen. you better get a patent in soon or one of the sites on here is going to steal it! Great for c4/c5 vettes, and 92-97 firebirds!
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

wow dont know how i didnt seen this over the years but you are a genius sir! Great work!
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

did we ever get a vid of these working? I like the pissed off look.
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

I think he took them off the car. I haven't talked to him in a while though
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Cool idea. Wonder if it worked at highway speeds.
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.


Johnny 5 is alive... and cross that you stole his look!

Great job!
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Johnny 5 is alive... and cross that you stole his look!

Great job!
Two years later you post? lol Car was put back to stock and sold.... I was thinking about asking to buy them from him since he isn't going to use them
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Re: New bird flip-up light mod. A new direction, literally.

Wow surprised to see this thread again. It's true, the car is gone, but I did remove and keep the headlights. The problem was they vibrated a little because of the hinge design and while it didn't bother me at all, the light flickered at on coming traffic and was quite annoying. Some refinement would fix that problem, but never went any further.
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