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Old 10-12-14, 09:32 AM   #106
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Wow nice work! Can't wait to see the rest
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Old 02-19-15, 08:44 PM   #107
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any updates on this?
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Old 02-20-15, 12:37 AM   #108
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Navi243.. no real updates. I've been out of the country most of 2014.. and I just picked up a sc430 so been wrenching on that... the gs just sits in the garage for the most part, take it out once in awhile now. Been contemplating on putting it up for sale..
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Old 03-01-15, 10:28 AM   #109
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Just wanted to update this thread:

So I've been out of the country for a couple of months and honestly haven't done much to the car in awhile. Had a couple of pending projects that I had started but didn't finish so thought I would actually finish one of them.

Our Lexus's come with a fresnal projector lens and well I wasn't very happy with the output so decided to swap in a clear tsx projector lens cause it is actually clear. Well so off to the bake booth/oven it went.

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Here is the clear lens in the housing. I did this lens mod on my 2GS retrofit as well and loved the output.

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With the headlight out I also wanted to make some eyelids. I couldn't find any eyelids for sale at this time and well hey how hard could it be to make right. lol.. it's a pain!!! Well first step was to mask off the headlight to create a mold per say. I used some silicon spray lube so the resin would not adhere to the tape.

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I would've done this in fiberglass too but I didn't have any, but I did have some raw carbon fiber left over from another project. I cut 4 strips, the taped border is so the material doesn't fray.

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I used 2 overlay-ed strips on each headlight. Put one strip down, resin it, roll out all the air etc and then lay another strip and do the same.

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So that created the form to build from. Next I had to shape it. Trimmed off the excess and taped it up to the headlights to decide on the shape. I used some vinyl tape to help me draw the lines from the factory body line on the fender to the hood. This is what I came up with.

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Trimmed off the excess again and this is how everything looked .

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Sanded it down, enhanced the lines a little more and a good coat of primer and this is what I was left with.

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It's thin, strong, flexible and looks good on the car IMO. Will have some pics up after it is painted and on the car.
Show the lids! Show the lids! I've been drooling through the whole build thread and now you're giving me blue ***** over here man!
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Old 03-01-15, 12:35 PM   #110
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Show the lids! Show the lids! I've been drooling through the whole build thread and now you're giving me blue ***** over here man!
Sorry, thought I put up a pic.. well here is a front and side shot of the eye lids...

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Old 03-02-15, 05:12 AM   #111
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would you offer to make and sell another set? i wouldn't mind buying one from you.
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Old 03-02-15, 03:47 PM   #112
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Making another set is very time consuming really but if there were like 15 to 20 people who were interested in it I can get a mold made and get them fabbed in urethane or whatever.
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if i create a thread regarding the eyelids what are we looking for as far as expenses for each member if we can get 15 people? im sure a lot of us want these eyelids since they are no where to be found. im too lazy to make a set plus its freezing here right now lol.
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if i create a thread regarding the eyelids what are we looking for as far as expenses for each member if we can get 15 people? im sure a lot of us want these eyelids since they are no where to be found. im too lazy to make a set plus its freezing here right now lol.
I'm guessing in the range of $150 - $200 a set. I can get a final number once I calculate expenses and what materials it can be made out of etc.
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Sorry, thought I put up a pic.. well here is a front and side shot of the eye lids...

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when you swapped out the projector lens, was there an easy way to remove the amber reflector?
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Old 03-03-15, 09:11 PM   #116
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when you swapped out the projector lens, was there an easy way to remove the amber reflector?
Yes, with the lens off the amber reflector can be popped right out or painted whatever you prefer.
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Old 03-15-15, 07:14 PM   #117
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It's up for sale if anyone is interested

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Old 03-17-15, 05:40 AM   #118
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First time for me to actually read a build log page to page, no skipping.

Your skills are one of a kind, been enjoying reading your built! Car looks flawless....literally!

Good luck with the sale, the new owner would be very lucky!!
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if its for sale, partout your eyelids and sell them to me
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First time for me to actually read a build log page to page, no skipping.

Your skills are one of a kind, been enjoying reading your built! Car looks flawless....literally!

Good luck with the sale, the new owner would be very lucky!!
Thanks bud..

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if its for sale, partout your eyelids and sell them to me
Not trying to part her out but if it comes down to it I'll let you know.
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