GermanLook Forums  

Go Back   GermanLook Forums > General > Project Builds

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old May 9th 2009, 16:22
chug_A_bug's Avatar
chug_A_bug chug_A_bug is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Canada, Ontario, Stoney Creek
Posts: 1,178
nice job...
I'd say go with the black anodizing but keep the hardware in silver stainless.
__________________
74 Std. GL
02 Ford Ranger 4L 2wd
08 Vw rabbit
18 WR250R
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old May 9th 2009, 23:09
Bug@5speed(US)'s Avatar
Bug@5speed(US) Bug@5speed(US) is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 513
Pete,

Wow, very nice ride.... I especially like the LM's beautiful.

Any thoughts on making a run of our style uniball setup? Food for thought.

Can't wait to see the finished product.
VR
Alex
__________________
Alex Olaverri
Sales Associate for Bug@5-Speed (US)
Email: Bugat5speed@yahoo.com
Tele: 973 204-5463
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old May 10th 2009, 00:09
petevw's Avatar
petevw petevw is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: toronto, ontario, canada
Posts: 1,346
By unanimous decision i'll be anodizing the plates black.

I have stainless button heads, and have ordered some polished/chromed button head fastners too. The stainless button heads i have look dull. Should have it all together by the end of the week. We'll see how she looks.

Dave, i like the rubber u-channel idea for around the panel. I'll see if i can find some locally.

Post pics of your uniball setup Alex. Don't think we've seen them.

Pete
__________________
'72 super
'65 bus
'52 split
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old May 10th 2009, 19:06
Bug@5speed(US)'s Avatar
Bug@5speed(US) Bug@5speed(US) is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 513
Pete,

I was typing too fast, OUR should have been YOUR..

I only have the GWD, spring plates, on 944 alum arms.

My mistake.. truely sorry for confusion
Alex
__________________
Alex Olaverri
Sales Associate for Bug@5-Speed (US)
Email: Bugat5speed@yahoo.com
Tele: 973 204-5463
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old May 20th 2009, 02:06
petevw's Avatar
petevw petevw is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: toronto, ontario, canada
Posts: 1,346
Headlights: Made some adapter plates to get the FX45 projectors in the H4 hole. Tons of trial and error, that lead to this:





The Carbon backing plates, bezels, and adapter rings are done for the projectors. Adapter rings for the bezel to projector i made out of UHMW. The Bezels were ground down to sit flush with the backing plate. I need to fit/trim the thin carbon sheet i have for the inner headlight housing(where the turn signal light goes).



Have the Slim ballasts and modified D2S bulbs so everything can fit in the bucket. When mocking it up, found the fender buckets have been smoothed out. Went over to my friends house to check out his '61 rag headlights. Ahh......the fenders need mounting tabs! Bent up some thick shim stock and was starting to get it radius'd and figured it would be too much time/work. So do we cut them out a set of other fenders? Couldn't find a decent early pair as donors, so ordered a pair of replacement buckets. Should be here in a couple weeks.



I had bought speedster headlight grills, figuring it would fit over the glass as i've seen pics of this done before. It doesn't. I may grind the flange down to try and make it work, doubt it will. Went to a stained glass workshop to enquire about grinding down the lens to fit inside the grill. The glass shop foreman gave me the "go-away" price of $250 a lens.
Got in touch with a guy in Norway that has done this. He spaced out the lens into the fender from the headlight ring, using a fan belt as a spacer. I don't have room to do that. The projector is so close to the rear of the fender bucket, that i had to get custom ended D2S HID bulbs from a Taiwanese manufacturer to get it all to fit.

What should i use for a lens? Early VW fluted, VW clear, 911 glass?
I've also seen yellow 911 lenses from France. Pretty cool.....

Pete
__________________
'72 super
'65 bus
'52 split
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old May 20th 2009, 02:31
Wally's Avatar
Wally Wally is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 2,527
Pete,

Don't forget that you (big) wheels need room inside the fender as well. They may touch anything that protrudes too much out of the headlight bucket..?

Personally I like 911 lights/glass in an early style fender

Walter
__________________
'75 Super.
...because race car!
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old May 20th 2009, 03:58
chug_A_bug's Avatar
chug_A_bug chug_A_bug is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Canada, Ontario, Stoney Creek
Posts: 1,178
nice work with the CF...
I love the way the yellow looks on the 911's go that way it's something really
Different

Chris.
__________________
74 Std. GL
02 Ford Ranger 4L 2wd
08 Vw rabbit
18 WR250R
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old May 20th 2009, 05:58
Xellex's Avatar
Xellex Xellex is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Posts: 274
I guess those projectors are going to be used with xenon (HID) bulbs, so as far as I know the only recommended lens is the "clearglass" one.
__________________
www.vw1303s.com
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old May 20th 2009, 07:38
NO_H2O's Avatar
NO_H2O NO_H2O is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Stockbridge, GA.
Posts: 2,810
911 glass.
__________________
NO_H2O
72 1302 Smack Black GL
73 Bus (2L CIS Powered)
66 Beetle, 73 Standard Beetle
72 Pinzgauer 710M
Volksport Kafer Gruppe
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old May 20th 2009, 11:59
petevw's Avatar
petevw petevw is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: toronto, ontario, canada
Posts: 1,346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xellex View Post
I guess those projectors are going to be used with xenon (HID) bulbs, so as far as I know the only recommended lens is the "clearglass" one.
The projector will be very close to the lens. So the fluted lens should not affect the light beam.

Using the fluted, will make my details hard to see.

911 headlight glass looks like this:



OEM yellow French lenses:

__________________
'72 super
'65 bus
'52 split

Last edited by petevw; May 20th 2009 at 12:05.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old June 3rd 2009, 02:16
petevw's Avatar
petevw petevw is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: toronto, ontario, canada
Posts: 1,346
The trans issues with the super, took me away from the split for a couple weeks. That's all sorted, so back to the '52.

Got the "clips" back from the anodize shop. Did them satin black with chrome fastners. Picked them up before work on Thursday, and assembled them afterwards getting both doors done. Here's the 4am, sleepy, blurry phone pic:



Pete
__________________
'72 super
'65 bus
'52 split

Last edited by petevw; June 3rd 2009 at 02:22.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old June 3rd 2009, 03:10
NO_H2O's Avatar
NO_H2O NO_H2O is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Stockbridge, GA.
Posts: 2,810
That came out looking very nice.
Is that 5 bar treadplate you have on the floor? I have been looking for a sorce for some 5 bar. Need to make some interior door panels and other stuff for my wifes Pinzgauer.
__________________
NO_H2O
72 1302 Smack Black GL
73 Bus (2L CIS Powered)
66 Beetle, 73 Standard Beetle
72 Pinzgauer 710M
Volksport Kafer Gruppe
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old June 3rd 2009, 14:48
Humble's Avatar
Humble Humble is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
Posts: 758
Wow, those came out beautifully, a very nice touch
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old June 3rd 2009, 20:28
volkdent's Avatar
volkdent volkdent is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Posts: 1,684
How did you end up choosing FX45 projectors? Are they Bi-Xenon? I'm asking as I will soon have one of the Bi-Xenons of my recently damaged 335 and I'm wondering if there is a size difference that makes the FX45 projector a better choice.

Jason
__________________
If I could just get paid for my sleepless nights....
1960 VW Bug UBRDUB
Walkaround
1st Drag Run

Dyno Run
Oval Ragster-'57 Rag/'04 Boxster S
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old June 4th 2009, 00:10
Steve C's Avatar
Steve C Steve C is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,703
Hi

Pelican parts sell clear Porsche headlight cover. http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...vers%2C%20pair

I'm not sure how optically clean they would be.

Steve
__________________
STI powered 1303 in the works.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 18:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
© www.GermanLook.net 2002-2017. All Rights Reserved