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New Style of Headlight Trim #39358 Aug 25, 6:12pm Aug 25, 6:12pm
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New Style of Headlight Trim
Hi, Folks

I have modeled a new style of the interior headlight trim with a similar look to the dual-projector headlights that I build but at a fraction of the expense. This trim piece is a direct replacement for the clear plastic piece that many Celica owners have to great effect painted to match the color of their car. The installation of this piece requires that the headlight be cooked open and the turn signal reflector trimmed slightly to install. What I would like to know if there is much interest in this mod for the Celica? If there is demand for this item I will consider producing them in prime so you can decide what color you wish to paint them. For now Im posting the pic below and the following link. LINK
As soon as I get a pair of these on someones Celica, I will post pics of them so you can get a better idea of what they look like. All constructive input is welcome. So let me know what you think.
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Thanks for your time, thumbsup
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Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39359 Aug 25, 6:20pm Aug 25, 6:20pm
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i'll be ur guinne pig wave oh here i fix the link for ya!!!

fixed link!!!


so the highs will be on projectors??? cool i want!

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39360 Aug 25, 6:23pm Aug 25, 6:23pm
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Wow. I am very interested in this. Have you decided on a price yet?

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Karrion28] #39361 Aug 25, 6:24pm Aug 25, 6:24pm
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its really sweet! thumbsup


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Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: celica2kgts] #39362 Aug 25, 6:30pm Aug 25, 6:30pm
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Originally Posted by celica2kgts
so the highs will be on projectors??? cool i want!

Actually all of the lights stay the same. This part is just a trim piece to give the headlight a look similar to the dual projector headlight.

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39363 Aug 25, 6:39pm Aug 25, 6:39pm
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i'd buy it...if the price was reasonable.

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39364 Aug 25, 6:47pm Aug 25, 6:47pm
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Most impressive!


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Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39365 Aug 25, 7:06pm Aug 25, 7:06pm
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Nice!! i would like to know the price too~


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Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39366 Aug 25, 11:08pm Aug 25, 11:08pm
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Looks very nice. thumbsup I am sure it will spark a lot more interest if you have ball park price. I am definitely interest in seeing the final product. smile


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Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39367 Aug 26, 12:24am Aug 26, 12:24am
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it looks wicked! i need a price to see if i can afford them hopefully not too expensive.

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: tempest] #39368 Aug 26, 4:47am Aug 26, 4:47am
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Originally Posted by tempest
it looks wicked! i need a price to see if i can afford them hopefully not too expensive.


In order to make it worth my while, the price would have to be around $275 for the pair primed and ready for paint. thumbsup

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39369 Aug 26, 6:32am Aug 26, 6:32am
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the pic in ur sig can you get a front angle of that one (the one painted black)????

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: celica2kgts] #39370 Aug 26, 7:23am Aug 26, 7:23am
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Originally Posted by celica2kgts
the pic in ur sig can you get a front angle of that one (the one painted black)????


This pic is from the ECelica gallery. Keep in mind that Celica in this pic has dual projector headlights and not he insert shown at the beginning of this thread.

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Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39371 Aug 26, 8:21am Aug 26, 8:21am
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Very nice. One question I have though. Is Does it hurt the headlight to not be protected or is there some type of clear plastic that protects it like the original one did. I would consider buying it if it doesn't affect the headlight in rain, sleet, snow you know the harsher elements. Thanks

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39372 Aug 26, 10:31am Aug 26, 10:31am
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I think you will still have the clear outside plastic cover that protects the lights, you will only have to replace the clear plastic trim that many people paint which is inside the actual headlight.

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: vaio23] #39373 Aug 26, 1:09pm Aug 26, 1:09pm
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wow, very impressive.. and not a bad price, either. I would definitely be interested in something like that thumbsup


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Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Bartiks] #39374 Aug 26, 4:06pm Aug 26, 4:06pm
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Originally Posted by Bartiks
Very nice. One question I have though. Is Does it hurt the headlight to not be protected or is there some type of clear plastic that protects it like the original one did. I would consider buying it if it doesn't affect the headlight in rain, sleet, snow you know the harsher elements. Thanks


Like vaio23 replied, you will still have a sealed headlight complete with the original outer lens. The only part that is being replaced is the internal clear plastic trim. If you were asking about the dual projector headlight shown in my sig, the projectors are sealed units but a big rock could destroy the glass lenses if they take a direct hit.

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39375 Aug 26, 4:10pm Aug 26, 4:10pm
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with ur setup headlight can it be possible to put a set of projectors for the highs? i mean would there be a spot to mount them do you think?

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39376 Aug 26, 5:01pm Aug 26, 5:01pm
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It is unlikely that you would be able to get anything in there. The Inside of the headlight does not have much vertical space.

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39377 Aug 26, 5:39pm Aug 26, 5:39pm
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so you don't think anything could be molded to it?

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Street Prototype] #39378 Aug 26, 5:46pm Aug 26, 5:46pm
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Originally Posted by Street Prototype
its really sweet! thumbsup



goodjob thumbsup

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: celica2kgts] #39379 Aug 27, 4:33pm Aug 27, 4:33pm
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Originally Posted by celica2kgts
so you don't think anything could be molded to it?


There would be no chance of getting anything better than the stock high beam in there.

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39380 Aug 27, 5:40pm Aug 27, 5:40pm
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still cool i'm interested!

Re: New Style of Headlight Trim [Re: Tater] #39381 Aug 27, 6:06pm Aug 27, 6:06pm
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Wow. That looks so nice.

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