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sparky  



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:52 am    Post subject: Front GTS headlights Reply with quote

Looking around german eBay and came across these:

What are your thoughts?

How hard would it be to bend the perspex to the right shape?

http://cgi.ebay.de/GTS-Lights-Kit-fuer-Porsche-924-944-I-II-turbo-S2_W0QQitemZ250237177561

I like the idea of being able to fit any lights you want in there, and not being restricted to the square lights..

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The buckets look awesome (but an in-person inspection would be more telling). As for the lenses, I'm going to be following macBdog's method:
http://www.924board.org/viewtopic.php?t=16515
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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GTS - Lights - Kit fitting for all Porsche 924 , 924 turbo, 924 GT, 924 GTS, 924 S , 944 , 944 S , 944 S2, 944 turbo

The original switching-lights inclusive mechanism and motor will be replaced by the delivered fiberglass - inserts


Holders and a detailled instruction-drawing will be delivered with the parts ( without lights )


Finally rectangular-lights or round PES - lights of your choice can be built in. Depth max 14 x 21 cm

The plexiglass-plates have to be cut after your pattern, bended after heating and screwed in plain. (only for racing)


You will reach a perfekt aerodynamical frontmasque without disturbing splits even by switched lights.


Perfect for your historic Racing - or Rallyecar !

You can send back the parts within 1 month without giving any reasons


please look :weitere Angaben zur Rücknahme
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EUR 95,00 I could read but I couldnt understand where he sends them to ?????


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a cord of caution that as you mentioned the GTS headlight buckets and lenses are not flat, like the ones in the advert. They have a body line the follows the line that flows across front of the car and I think you would have trouble with fitment if the bucket does not have this bend...
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sparky  



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All good points.. also great link Ideola!

I never ran into that thread before..

I like the clean look of the pop-ups when they are down.. dislike the look when they are up..

I have an idea though!! Original, new and cool!

Ill speak to my buddy tomorrow or friday and see if he could fab something up

The plan in my head is to:
Have the pop up lights open upwards just a couple of inches. Fab up something to attach to the whole thing with a nice surround painted to the color of the car. When they are up, 1 or 2 HID lights will make the road shine.. If he can do this for me, the car will be a night lighter.. 2 powerfull driving lights in the lower bumper along with 2 where the pop-ups are..

Any reasons why this couldnt work that I may have missed?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some time ago I boughtjust the GT Racing buckets and lenses. The lenses are very nice but the buckets could be better. I need to do a lot of work on the buckets to make then fit correctly.

If I remember right, they got $195 for the lenses which was a little pricey. I tried once to make my own in an oven using the headlight covers as a pattern but they didn't turn out.

There is a vacuum forming maching made for the hobbist that I had looked at but was very privy. Buy I recently found this

http://www.build-stuff.com/1001plans_hobby_vac.htm

which is about the same but very reasonably priced. All you would need to do is make a pattern for each side and you could easily make the lenses.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im wondering how using a very clear resin after making a mold of the headlight covers would work?
http://cgi.ebay.com/CRYSTAL-CLEAR-Polyurethane-Casting-Resin-UV-RESISTANT_W0QQitemZ230241540518QQihZ013QQcategoryZ75576QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

if some of these products are as clear / transparent as they claim, just might work..
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had the right type of mould it could work, but I would question how clear this stuff would be. We have prototype parts moulded at work frequently and they are never really clear like they come out when tha actuall tool are made for injection moulding. We recently had a small ice chute (it was about 10" long and about 1/2 of a 3" tube and 1/16" thick) that was supose to be clear (the vender clamed) but they ended up being slightly cloudy. If the covers turned out like that they would be unusable.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that ebay ad... the lights themselves aren't included... I'm not paying 100eur for just the buckets (got lexan in my garage for the lenses)... I'll be building my own buckets from aluminium/fiberglass.

New hella lights will set me back 100..

you looked on the pefa site yet? the pic in the ad (with the red car) was 'borrowed' from pefa iirc .
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the stock 924 headlamps are just too stylish for me to ditch them....the GTS style should be improved for me to go for it...hmm...this would be a good challange to design nicer GTS style lamps...i'll give it some tought when i have the time.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the stock headlights personally, but with something like that someone could get HDI projector units from a newer audi or bmw, along with leveler motors, ballasts, bulbs, etc off of ebay and have some good night vision.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, I also agree original 924 headlights are ugly. Should keep it if keeping car also all-original!
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been following this thread on Rennlist. These are a bit spendy, but man-o-man do they look fantastic. Take a look:
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/showthread.php?t=418852
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.gt-racing.com/

can buy the kit here also
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know what I'd like... lights off: stock look..... lights on: gts style.

So all I have to find is a material that gets transparant by an electric current
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