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Old 19 Oct 2003, 04:59 pm
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YES: ITS ILLEGAL!!!
Lifted car, didnt remove wheels(although would have been a little easier). Removed half of the plastic well. Unplugged bulbs. Removed
4 bolts. Removed grill and bumper screws. Pushed down on bumper and played with the housing till it came out. Heat Gun. Paint and tape. Reinstall....

The steps:
http://www.imagestation.com/album/?i...ulation_page=Y
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I love the new look. When I removed the reflector I took carbon fiber tape (same look as tailights) and added the same shape in its place. Subtle touch. Bought a chrome looking/amber glowing bulb but frankly, the stock amber bulb looks better. Didnt paint the entire plastic piece, as I think taping off the inside makes it look like a clean, stock housing. CHROME IS FLAKY! Very easy to stratch it so anyopne attempting this should be very careful about that. I have a spot that appeared a few hours after install on the right headlight. Looks like paint, but cant be. Not noticeable. Not too concerned. Turn signal is VERY evident...stood aprox 100 feet away and could see it clearly in teh daytime. The clear case has "reflective" plastic grooves on teh corner that makes it look like there is a reflector there. More pics later. Ask away.
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Old 19 Oct 2003, 05:12 pm
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Lookin' good kido![?] You da woman You really don't know how much that relector is there until you see it gone and its a big improvement. Good going. And next???
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Old 19 Oct 2003, 05:40 pm
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Thanks for showing us your low $ mod. The headlights look great. As you know already, I like pics. Your album ROCKS!

Is that the only album you have? I want MORE!
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Old 19 Oct 2003, 07:12 pm
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Great job Saki. Looks Dynamite. Very nice detail. I like your album too.......
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Old 19 Oct 2003, 08:27 pm
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All GT related imagestation albums...
Stereo and neons: http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289372575
Airraid Intake:http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289621589
Broken into:http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289603037
Earlier photoshoot: http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4290226669
And you can always go to my cardomain site at www.cardomain.com/id/sakigt for my up-to-date pics and some pleasing to the eye shots.

Yes..I love this mod. Not bad for $25 and a few hours [|)]
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quote:Originally posted by TripleJackInGA

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Hey you! Ill be at the mopar show with a bunch of neon guys. See you there!! [^]
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mopar show?
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Looks great!!!

Just a suggestion, you may want to consider adding a comment to each picture or step.
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Hey you! Ill be at the mopar show with a bunch of neon guys. See you there!!


Ah, In Ocala ? Neat. I look forward to meeting you and some other people. I may be there with some Dakota R/T guys, but just looking to relax a bit.Still no money to do anything really to the car that I would like.
I should have a nice yellow E-Z-Up tent with a blue Hella logo on it to bring.It gets sunny out there.

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