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60mm Projector Headlights and Halos Installed by Asterix
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Report this Post10-06-2012 12:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AsterixClick Here to visit Asterix's HomePageSend a Private Message to AsterixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have installed the latest buckets I got from ProjectorRetrofit (Hairballrm on this forum) in my 1986 Fiero GT. His new style mounts the buckets to the underside of the lids and they are lifted by paddles which replace the stock Fiero buckets. I got the buckets and paddles from Hairballrm along with the uninstalled Hella 60mm (two low beam, two high beam) and installed 60mm (inside dia) halos that I found on the internet. I attached the halos to the face of each Hella with 3M all-weather double-sided tape then sealed with epoxy all around. I specifically wanted the halos as daytime running lights to make my Fiero more visible during the day. They certainly make it more noticeable, especially by Bimmer owners! The projectors are a wonderful bonus that substantially improve nighttime vision. I will post more photos later.


Lid height with the 60mm Hellas with halos is just over 3" at lid bottom, about 3.7" at the top.





As I wanted separate control over halos as running lights, I "separated" them from the stock running light circuit by modifying the light switch bezel and installing two light switches. This annotated photo describes the functions of each switch. For daytime "halos on" I leave the "running lights" switch on the bottom switch set "on" so the halos automatically turn on when I raise the buckets with the top switch. Hairballrm customized and installed the wiring for me.



Fiero recently repainted wth Cadillac Black Sapphire Poly and Subaru Greystone Metalic aero accent.

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Report this Post10-06-2012 12:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Very cool!
I'm doing the regular 6060s. Am looking forward to their arrival.

I chose to not use the halos, since I'm more interested in the function than the "flash".
But that's just me. They still look great!
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Report this Post10-06-2012 01:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CheshireGrinClick Here to Email CheshireGrinSend a Private Message to CheshireGrinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am wanting to do this exact same set up for wiring and am currently waiting on a set of 60s and am very excited.
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Report this Post10-06-2012 08:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AsterixClick Here to visit Asterix's HomePageSend a Private Message to AsterixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The halos were not installed for "flash" but are specific to being seen during the day by others on the road. IMO, the stock running lights, down low and inset, are just not visible enough to others on the road so the halos are my solution to being seen. If there is any "flash" it is just a bonus to the practicality. Yah, the "flash" does help aid the practical intent. Works for me!
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Report this Post10-07-2012 12:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Please don't think I was talking down the halos. That's not the case.
I just don't run with lights on in the daytime. Still like the "flat" hood with the headlight doors closed.
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Report this Post10-07-2012 11:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Tony KaniaSend a Private Message to Tony KaniaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks great!

I got to see this car at this years Northwest Fierofest. Pictures here do not do her justice. The color is out of this world perfect. This car has come a long way, and it really does show it.

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Report this Post10-07-2012 11:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AsterixClick Here to visit Asterix's HomePageSend a Private Message to AsterixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey Tony, thanks for the compliments, great to see you at the FFest. More new photos coming up.
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Report this Post10-07-2012 11:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AsterixClick Here to visit Asterix's HomePageSend a Private Message to AsterixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

3M all-weather double-stick tape used to mount the halos to the projectors, J-B Kwik epoxy seals the deal.


J-B Kiwk and electrical tape secure the electrical leads.


Projectors and halos mounted in one of the buckets.


Halos only ...


Projector lows on.

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Report this Post10-08-2012 11:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CheshireGrinClick Here to Email CheshireGrinSend a Private Message to CheshireGrinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Any way you could post a wiring diagram for your setup?
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Also looks so good its been my wallpaper for my phone for about 2 weeks now.. Love to show it to people to explain what lights I am so stoked about.
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Report this Post10-09-2012 12:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AsterixClick Here to visit Asterix's HomePageSend a Private Message to AsterixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Kewl! Wallpaper! Glad you like them there lights! Here is the thread with the wiring info you seek:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/124869.html
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More photos of the "halo" quest.


Test fitting the halos to the 60mm Hellas.


Testing the beta wiring for the halos.


The 3M "Scotch Extreme Mounting Tape" used to mount the halos to the Hellas.


Tape on the Hella before peeling the red backing.


Red backing peeled of to expose the sticky surface.


Halo stuck to the tape. The halo support ring clips protrude leaving gaps that need to be sealed.


J-B Kwik seals the gaps and better secures the halo to the Hella.


Allen screws to aim lights are accessible from the front of the buckets.


Angel Eyes inverter installed in headlight bucket.


Buckets attached to lids, raising paddle down (lids "closed" position).


Buckets attached to lids, raising paddle up (lids "open" position).


Lid raising-arm pivot joint with Oilite bushing, nylon spacers, and pivot pin with R-clip.


Lid pivot joint with OEM bushing, nylon spacers, and pivot pin with R-clip.
These pivot pins with R-clips are much easier to remove and replace than the OEM bolts/nuts pivots.


Three Fieros with Hellas by hairballrm. Middle one with halos is mine, fresh out of paint shop so aero nose not yet installed.

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Very cool!

Thanks for the info and the pics!
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Report this Post10-10-2012 01:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AsterixClick Here to visit Asterix's HomePageSend a Private Message to AsterixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Two "that was then" photos.


May 2004, Central California, two years before I bought it from my friend.


Feb 2008, Oregon snow, two years after I bought it.
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Report this Post10-14-2012 06:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AsterixClick Here to visit Asterix's HomePageSend a Private Message to AsterixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

The new wheels for Asterix have arrived.


And the custom logo ... The Old Flailing Arms Racing Team.
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Damn!

I just cannot believe the transformation of your Fiero. You have put so much tasteful work into her. It is becoming one of my favorites.

See ya next year...

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Flailing Arms logo MrMike's color test using "silver" and "gold" stitching. The "gold" thread will be use in the blue leather seat inserts. The blue and gold was chosen to go with the exterior body and accent colors. Ditto the colors chosen for the wheel inserts. Note that the logo is designed as a stylistic representation of a steering wheel with the two arms "flailing" on either side. And, for those who may not be familiar with racing history, in the 1920s, the "driving style" popular at the time, especially in the race cars with cut-down sides, was to have both arms extended at 9 and 3. Thus their arms "flailed" about as the drivers fought to keep their cars under control.

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Bruce is doing a great job on "my" old Fiero.
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The wheels look even better in person. (how can a wheel be a person?)
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is there anybody who can put me in touch with the person who i would need to contact to buy headlight buckets like these?
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Originally posted by gill:

is there anybody who can put me in touch with the person who i would need to contact to buy headlight buckets like these?

 
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Originally posted by Asterix:

I got from ProjectorRetrofit (Hairballrm on this forum)



You can find them in the mall. I have a set and love them.

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Originally posted by gill:

is there anybody who can put me in touch with the person who i would need to contact to buy headlight buckets like these?


http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/054226.html

Rick is an absolutely honest seller. I have met him personally, and would have no issue with his approach to this great venture.
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Just wondering, what color is the car? It looks blue in some pictures and black in others.
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Originally posted by salaamq:

Just wondering, what color is the car? It looks blue in some pictures and black in others.



I believe it is a Cadillac color. It is much, much more amazing at night! He has transformed this car immensly since I first saw her. It really is one of my favorites. And the owner is a pretty great guy also, but don't let him know that.
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The color is GM Black Sapphire Poly with a hint of copper metallic added. Color was chosen because my wife and I liked the subtle way it change from black to blue depending on the light. For accent, the Aero is Subaru Greystone Metallic because we wanted a hint of gold to contrast with the body color. I agree with Tony about what a great fellow I am ... ... but I am very careful not to tell anyone ...

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Perhaps Tony will recognize this Fiero! Great looking ride!

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Can't wait for this years 'Fest.
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If I understand this correctly, these new buckets are attached to the hood and not to the OEM mounting? Can you show more pictures of how you got them set in the car and how they open please? Thanks.
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Report this Post03-20-2013 06:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AsterixClick Here to visit Asterix's HomePageSend a Private Message to AsterixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Buckets are mounted to eyelids, are raised by paddles which mount in place of "original" buckets.


Paddle down in "closed" position.


Paddle up in "open" position.


I have replaced the stock bolts with oilite bearings and pins. Raising arm shown.


I have replaced the stock bolts with oilite bearings and pins. One pivot shown.

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Rick Rocks!
In my ever so humble opinion!
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Wow Bruce... Just caught this thread... Car is looking great! See you in August WOW!! Real nice!

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Originally posted by Asterix:

The color is GM Black Sapphire Poly with a hint of copper metallic added. Color was chosen because my wife and I liked the subtle way it change from black to blue depending on the light. For accent, the Aero is Subaru Greystone Metallic because we wanted a hint of gold to contrast with the body color. I agree with Tony about what a great fellow I am ... ... but I am very careful not to tell anyone ...




I remember seeing this great paint job too. Looks fantastic. I think you said you had it painted somewhere in Richland.
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Report this Post04-24-2013 03:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AsterixClick Here to visit Asterix's HomePageSend a Private Message to AsterixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the compliments. Paint job was done in Battleground, Washington, same place thedru got his done.
New engine, trans, cradle, etc., nearing completion, hope to have it all swapped out by end of May.
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Those look great!

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Bump cuz this is awesome!

I don't understand the wire routing up into the hood?
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Was Asterix on PFF, now Getafix on PFF ... the wire routing under the hood is just an extension of the headlight wiring because the headlights are now mounted to the headlight doors so the wiring is extened and attached to the hood to "open" with the headlight doors.

It is well to note that the halos were not waterproof (which I didn't know ... until ...) so faded to orange with black crud at the bottom of the rings. I've since replaced them with COB halos which are waterproof. And, the COBs are much brighter!

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I bought these headlights for the lsj project, and they look great!
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