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Tony Kania's 4" x 6" Low Profile HID Headlight Project by Tony Kania
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Actually that is the beauty of this modification.
The motor/arm/bucket geometry remains the same.
What you are doing is cutting the bucket shorter and installing a smaller reflector housing.
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To clarify that point, think of it this way: the motor is still only moving the bucket the same distance, the bucket is just not as tall. Since the bucket is what pushes open the door, the net result is everything is "lower" in the upright position.
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Yeah, sometimes I do come up with some cool things.

Infinitewill, and weloveour86se will have some packages delivered soon.

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Originally posted by Tony Kania:

Yeah, sometimes I do come up with some cool things.

Infinitewill, and weloveour86se will have some packages delivered soon.





You making these now for sale?
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I do have enough for three sets total, if that is what you are asking. Two are accounted for, with one for...?
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Originally posted by Tony Kania:

I do have enough for three sets total, if that is what you are asking. Two are accounted for, with one for...?


Ummm... MOI! PM me your Paypal and cost.
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Tony - PM Sent!
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Originally posted by Tony Kania:

Yeah, sometimes I do come up with some cool things.

Infinitewill, and weloveour86se will have some packages delivered soon.




As will you have a package soon!

This is the best valentines day ever!

Now off to find a tip-top quality box...

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Originally posted by weloveour86se:


As will you have a package soon!

This is the best valentines day ever!

Now off to find a tip-top quality box...


Just let me finish before we exchange info. I am a stickler for that. Gotta give before you can recieve.
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Damnit! I wish I still had my Fiero cause this was one of my favorite appearance mods
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Ok, I'll go to my happy place and calm down. Ty, I got giddy. Im better now.


Its just that every time I see my factory airbrake headlights up I hate it! Your solution is great looking!


I will be patiently waiting, here, near the mailbox, or within eye sight. Patiently...

All kidding aside, take your time. No worries at all. Im in no super hurry as I have plenty of other things to mess with before I can install your beauties.


"But I want it now daddy" said Veruka.

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Looks good! I wish someone would sell a kit...


I second that!
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Nice looking headlight mod for those who favor the slimmer stock look.

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very creative!
I like
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I guess that I should add, all sets are accounted for. I really do not plan on making these for the public. Legallities that I just cannot afford. But, I am more than willing to help in any way to help any member achieve this. It is a fairly involved process to get the angles and the look just right. I just would not make enough to cover costs. That is why I will easily offer my advice if anyone wants to tackle this on their own.

Thank you very much for all of the compliments.
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How did I miss this????

Tony, you have another PM.

Dr. W.



PM sent...

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I can't believe I missed this too!

I have been wanting to do this to my headlights for years and this is the first one I have seen that I really like, I did not want round lights the lights you used are exactly what I was wanting to use. I tried the links in your first post and they no longer go to anything, do you know where to get these now?

Are you going to the 30th? I am going and I would love to see these headlights if your car will be there.

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I can't believe I missed this too!

I have been wanting to do this to my headlights for years and this is the first one I have seen that I really like, I did not want round lights the lights you used are exactly what I was wanting to use. I tried the links in your first post and they no longer go to anything, do you know where to get these now?

Are you going to the 30th? I am going and I would love to see these headlights if your car will be there.



Sorry Christine, lemme explain....Tony is AWOL. I think he went and got himself some fancy job or career or some un Fiero related thing . I been trying to reach TK with no luck. We were working on a trade deal and I haven't heard back in quite some time. So I PM'd Infinitewill to see if he has heard anything from TK.

Now before someone starts getting all crazy I understand how life is. Hectic! I was just hoping for an update is all

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Well Tony, You have really done it with this. The only threads that seem to generate as much emotion are the intake and exhaust scenarios. Pretty and ingenious. Is there really a country called "Spokanistan?"
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Has anyone tried using projector housings with this mod. If so, I'm curious to here the results.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNI...em5d3f356546&vxp=mtr

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Well Tony, You have really done it with this. The only threads that seem to generate as much emotion are the intake and exhaust scenarios. Pretty and ingenious. Is there really a country called "Spokanistan?"


Have you seen our city lately?

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Originally posted by j bf1:
Has anyone tried using projector housings with this mod. If so, I'm curious to here the results.


Yep thats what I have on my Widow .... you can see this mod in my build thread last pages ....here is a pic




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Looks nice Does your projectors leave a cut off line?

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Looks nice Does your projectors leave a cut off line?



yep but very very minimal..... dont have pics right now though...
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Originally posted by Tony Kania:


In this pic, you can see how I fabbed up aluminum plates about 3 1/2" tall by 1 1/2" wide. I put a concave on the inside to match the headlight housing. I JB welded one side, then flipped the light over, and did the other side the next day.

You can see headlight hardware nuts that I had mounted into the Fiero housing. The JB Weld was put on heavily, and for an application like this, it is bullet proof. The 4 adjustment screws hold the headlight in place in the Fiero mechanics. There are no springs in how I did this. I thought about how new cars do their lighting, and it is all with adjustment and pivot points. I really don't see rusted out springs anymore, and I just went with that notion of how I was going to do this project. To finish it off, I shot semi flat and calle dit a day.




What gauge aluminum did you use?

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Little tony likes to piss in other threads, so here's returning the favor.
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Nice work, Tony.
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I have been running these now for the past 6 years with no issues. I sealed the lenses again even though they came sealed. It was a cheap headlight assembly to begin with, and I did not want failure down the road.

A problem with my design is that you need a whole new assembly if the lens breaks. I guess my first step would be to just replace the lens?

The light output is really good. NOT like new car lighting though. Not as much cut off, and more light run out. I have been flashed, but less than 5 times in the years since creating. There are a ton of mountain roads here, and at night I see everything.
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Hey Tony
Hope all is fine .... your awsome work on these lights helped me alot on my design ....thanks to you your design idea was brilliant !!

greatest regards my friend
Danyel

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Just went through your Automoda thread.
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