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Cool Some 1st gen love!!

Hey gang!! It's been a while since I've posted and I want to get back into it. I was looking on how to do a build thread built I guess I'll just do it here. I just post all of my progress past and present for my 03 6S. My baby girl is of age where I can start working on things and check in on her or she won't get into things while I'm working so I'm excited to get started. A little background of what I like to do is I make custom LED lighting for my vehicles when time and efforts permit. I will be doing a complete HID Retrofit along with building my own LED arrays to do LED retrofits as well. But not everything posted here will be all about lighting so..

I have a huge build in store for the front end and I'm still in the planing stages for the rear. I know exactly what I want the front to look and act(more on this later ). Maybe once I get the front done I'll have a better idea for the rear. I may do some things outside the box so please bare with me.

Here is a little something that I already have in hand and ready to start on
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Also had to give a slight preview of the new mesh going in. I will be installing the fog lights this weekend along with new mesh. While I have the front bumper off, I will be installing my HID harness, ballasts, and replacing the bulbs in both fog and low beams. This show improve my visibility drastically until I get all of the projectors ordered and in. When I do finally get to retrofit the headlights, all the ballasts will have already been ran and so I can just plug them in and be done.

The clear lenses in the pic I won't be able to use. I bought them but the reflector is in the lens vs the housing so one couldn't see any custom work inside of it. I'll order a new pair here shortly to cut open and build an array. I did get to do some testing on a new product (to me) that I will be using.

Here you can see that the reflective prism is in the lens.
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Side by side comparison of that light and some of my past work.
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With the new side markers that I will order having the reflector in the base of the housing, I needed to come up with a way to still have a reflector on the side. Started to look around on the net and found this Black Reflective tape. It's black during the day but shows up silver when light hits it.

No flash.
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With flash.
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I ran continuity test on the tape and it's non conducive so it was on to the next test.

2003 6s
Brakemotive Drilled and slotted rotors, Modified eBay CAI, EGR reroute and optimized, TB coolant delete, Brake light mod, AWR Racing Lower dog bone, AWR Right engine mount, BIG 5 upgrade, Battery Relocated, Custom Busbars, Optima Red top, 2 12" Planet Audio BBD12, Rockville Audio 1400w 4chan amp, Rockville Audio 8000w sub amp, RX 8 seats, Custom LED side markers, Lower rear bumper lights, Transmission cooler, Derale Performance transmission filter kit, and lots more to come!!!
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