Trophy Headlights - How to DIY.

11 years 3 weeks ago - 10 years 3 weeks ago #1002 by SamLuck
I've been busy the past couple of days giving Blue Belle some DIY Trophy Headlights and thanks to MG_Chic and her great photos + videos, I managed to do most of it by myself! Apart from a few screws I couldn't undo, so got Mr. Strong Dad and Mr. Strong Brother to help.

Please excuse photo quality as I took them on my phone:

Bumper off:




Screws and indicators out:




Primer and Paint used:





Wiped the surface of the headlights with this just to clean it:





Primered (did about 3 coats on each light):





As the bumper was off I cleaned it and re-sprayed the grilles






Now to the painting

Coat 1:




After 2nd + 3rd Coat:




Final coat and laquered:





Between each coat, I used this heat gun thing for a few seconds to help it along:





The finished results:




Overall a good couple of days, which I enjoyed.

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11 years 3 weeks ago #1015 by SamLuck
Finished Results:








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10 years 10 months ago #8375 by mr brydon
The head lights look great but the indicators look a bit like fried eggs Osram DIADEM indicator blubs look a clear blue colour but flash orange, abit expensive at almost £13.00. However Lidl (honest) sell very similar bulbs on some other monthly offers.
The Lidl bulbs are also clear and flash orange, They are also made in germany.
Cheers Brydon

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10 years 10 months ago #9155 by David Aiketgate

Mr Brydon;8375 wrote: The head lights look great but the indicators look a bit like fried eggs Osram DIADEM indicator blubs look a clear blue colour but flash orange, abit expensive at almost £13.00. However Lidl (honest) sell very similar bulbs on some other monthly offers.
The Lidl bulbs are also clear and flash orange, They are also made in germany.
Cheers Brydon


Ah the old fried-egg look!

You can also get chromed indicator bulbs that lose the egg-look too.:yesnod:



Otherwise looking good, Sam.

You still need a splitter though.:yesnod:

David
:shrug:

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10 years 9 months ago #9460 by SamLuck
I've been meaning to get rid of the orange indicator lights for some time now, just haven't got round to it.

I already have the splitter David :) Since the how-to I have completed quite a few mods.

Taken today after a clay, wash and polish:



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9 years 5 months ago #24958 by David Aiketgate
I was just checking these how tos and I have to say that your car looks stunning, Sam! :thumbsup:

David
:shrug:

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9 years 5 months ago #24959 by PQD44
All it needs now are some white stripes and the jobs a good one ;)

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9 years 5 months ago #25013 by SamLuck
No stripes for Blue Belle ;)

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9 years 5 months ago - 9 years 5 months ago #25021 by PQD44


Are you sure?






They are a safety feature, making you more visible at night. See how this speeding bus managed to see me in time and take avoiding action :lol:


Hi Sam, love your car and when I first got my MGF and looked at doing Trophy lights and the K&H splitter on mine I followed your How To for each.


Only joking about the stripes.

Nice to see you back posting on the T-Bar
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9 years 5 months ago #25050 by SamLuck
:lol: I can see the speeding bus!

Thanks :) I love your car too. I really like the white stripes, but just think they aren't for Blue Belle. There seems to be a stripe pandemic at the moment it seems! :lol:

Glad you found my How-To's useful :)

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9 years 5 months ago #25059 by rayb
sam you have been a inspiration to the forum i to followed your trophy lights and splitter how toos. keep up the good work :thumbsup:

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9 years 5 months ago #25060 by PQD44
Sam do you find men normally follow what you tell them :-? :lol:

Perhaps this is where some women go wrong, they should write a How To for the all the jobs they want men to do and post it online :lol:

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