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Offline FatLadZ

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Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« on: August 18, 2006, 22:49:09 PM »
First you will need to buy some "SONAR" angel eye headlights.





Next Warm the whole unit up with a small fan heater or a hair dryer or blow heater taking care not to overheat the lense.(your doing this to soften the chewing gum type of sealer that holds the lense on.
You can get these quite hot without them melting
Get a screwdriver down the side of the headlight where the headlight lense joins the headlight and prise the lens off the headlight.
You can be rough as hell as the lenses are very very strong and durable.

Now you have the lense throw the rest of the headlights in the bin
You are now left with a lense.






With an angle grinder remove a slither off the sealing edge to make the lense flat .


you should then have a piece removed like this.




then take about 1-2mm away from the outside edge




check that it fits snugly like this




You can choose to paint the chrome bits if you desire but i reccomend you leave it chrome

heres mine in black  with a smoked indicator lense





and a set of neon angel eyes fitted also




and to finish off all you do is put a smear of clear silicone sealent on the mating surfaces and pop the clips back on.




and you can add angel eye rings at the same time using the HOW TO on www.notmything.co.uk



The finished thing



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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2006, 14:05:02 PM »
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2006, 17:52:36 PM »
how is the head light lense all clear like that ??
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2006, 17:53:32 PM »
how is the head light lense all clear like that ??

Look at the beginning of the thread.

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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006, 15:47:29 PM »
would it not just be easier to fit the ones you bought in the beginning?
looks cool though!

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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2006, 16:03:26 PM »
yes would be easier
just that the SONAR ones look pants
and the angel eye rings in the sonar ones look pants
and the beam on the road looks Pants also
so what better way to go?
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2006, 19:42:00 PM »
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so what better way to go?

Primark for some new pants perhaps? hehe
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2006, 19:50:02 PM »
Primark pants are alot cheaper than SONAR pants

and thats a FACT  ;D :D :D :D
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2006, 21:11:24 PM »
Good guide FatLadz.  Like your bonnet lip extension too, nicely smoothed in, unlike some where the join is too obvious.

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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2006, 22:55:02 PM »
Good guide FatLadz.  Like your bonnet lip extension too, nicely smoothed in, unlike some where the join is too obvious.


cheers matey :)

yea had it like that for about 3 years now :)

i see your car is the same colour as mine also :)





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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2006, 23:46:24 PM »
i see your car is the same colour as mine also :)

Yup and we've both got heavily tinted windows & had them de-locked. :)

Mine hasn't got any body kit - I'm torn between being interested in subtle mods & keeping it standard.  I see that you've also shifted the repeaters from the wings to the mirrors, which further smooths the lines, as does the colour coding of the plastic trim.  I also think that your paint work looks in better condition - I've hardly got any rust & none on the wheel arches, but the bonnet has the inevitable small stone chips. :(

Incidentally, that isn't a standard intercooler behind your front air dam is it?

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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2006, 23:48:41 PM »
Must say Fatz, I do like ya car - nice job.
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2006, 00:01:29 AM »
cheers :)


no its the EDS intercooler
done a helluva lot of mods to the engine.
But as ever its all work in progress.
got a little bit of rust on the drivers side arch but that will be replaced with a new arch after christmas :)
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2006, 00:05:55 AM »
Always nice to see pics of your cally  :)

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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2006, 00:12:15 AM »
no its the EDS intercooler

I thought so - what's its capacity?  I believe that the std one is a pathetic 1L.
Have you any idea what your turbo is now producing with all the mods that you've done?  Have you had it RR'd, or are you thinking of going to the RR meeting in the New Year.

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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2006, 00:26:55 AM »
its 8.1litre i think or something along those lines.
yes ive had it rolling roaded  a long time ago and had the water injection set up.
But the idiots altered the FPR and knackered my whole setup up.
So as soon as i got it running right again ive just left it at "extremely fast feel"
And gotta say its way faster than my RICA chipped T5 :D
The car is curtrently off the road as its having some new bits done to the car which may take a while :(
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2006, 19:28:29 PM »
Stunning looking car m8, i reckon it is one of the nicest i have seen on here. Great work  ;)

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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2007, 17:41:58 PM »
cheers buddy looks like shes gonna be back on the road in a few days time :D
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2007, 21:21:56 PM »
I'm sure I read somewhere about Punto headlight lenses (or maybe the whole light unit) being adaptable to Calibras... anyone know about this???
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2007, 20:55:43 PM »
the whole punto unit can be fitted but with modifying the wings slightly
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2007, 21:10:12 PM »
Cheers fella... dont fancy modding the wings, like...!
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2007, 21:31:01 PM »
they are a pain to do aswell as you need to remount them.
would have been a worthy mod a few years back when there wasnt any other option.
Nowadays theres plenty of nice looking lights for the calibra :)
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Re: Guide to Making E-Stamped Legal Angel Eye headlights
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2008, 20:35:01 PM »
Its far easier to get a set of projector angle eyes and fit them no real mods to the wireing loom at all if you by decent ones mine cost 145 notes, the only mode i did have to do to the loom was to clip the angle eyes wires into my orginal side light wires piece of piss really as its only a live and an earth
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