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328iguy24 12-13-2012 10:44 AM

E30 front end headlight conversion ?
 
To be honest I have never seen this before. Are these off of a European model ? Or a DIY Conversion ? It looks to have projectors on the outter lights. Either way im digging it! :thumbsup:

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...d600224an3.jpg

SpoonerDee 12-13-2012 10:54 AM

Maybe if it had the correct round lights, but nah, looks fugly.

lcoleman 12-13-2012 11:05 AM

It was an aftermarket kit back in the day, and makes them look like some kind of godawful Chrysler.

328iguy24 12-13-2012 11:08 AM

Really ? Never seen it. I like it done on this exact car but others i look up it does look a lil weird.

jdstrickland 12-13-2012 11:14 AM

Those are not projectors, and they are ugly -- with a capital ug.

Grande D 12-13-2012 11:16 AM

It looks terrible. If you want projectors look for E30 Euro smileys

http://public.sn2.livefilestore.com/...rdrts=30042986

jdstrickland 12-13-2012 11:17 AM

They _might_ be projectors, it's difficult to tell from here. Having said that, they look like sealed beams, but Euro cars did not get sealed beams because they suck. That shape in a sealed beam was used in the USA, but Euro cars could get that shape without having them be sealed beam, so I'm gonna back off on the statement, "those are not projectors."

But they are still ugly.

tock172 12-13-2012 11:20 AM

That looks ****ing awful. Round headlamps only please.

328iguy24 12-13-2012 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zhp43867 (Post 14976334)
It looks terrible. If you want projectors look for E30 Euro smileys

http://public.sn2.livefilestore.com/...rdrts=30042986

Those are nice! E30's are growing on me. Tax season is right around the corner :woot:

lcoleman 12-13-2012 11:52 AM

Do it.

328iguy24 12-13-2012 12:09 PM

Is that maroon E30 all stock except the lights and lip ?

lcoleman 12-13-2012 12:10 PM

Burgundrot* and yes, it looks like it. hard to tell from the front, but it might be a Baur. Doesn't really matter, convertibles are lame. ;)

Alex323Ci 12-13-2012 01:06 PM

first off, Wrong Forum

second, I think that kit is a Zender headlamp kit, it used Hellla Quartz square H4/H1 lamps way back in the day.

USA E30s did get round usa spec ellipsoids for two years but stopped because of replacement costs to owners.
the "smiley" ellipsoids are euro spec. cut-out is to let scattered light lost in the reflector out.

that original e30 looks like it has an ACS front lip spoiler. also the headlamp eyelids with that quad square headlamp conversion

loffa 12-13-2012 02:29 PM

Actually the cut-out is there because euro "city lights" are located on the top of the outer light (a small 5w bulb pointing slightly downwards) and light up the smiley. Sort of angel eyes of the past I guess.

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Alex323Ci 12-13-2012 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loffa (Post 14976938)
Actually the cut-out is there because euro "city lights" are located on the top of the outer light (a small 5w bulb pointing slightly downwards) and light up the smiley. Sort of angel eyes of the past I guess.

no i retrofitted these over a decade ago on my E30 M3. true the city light is at the top like a dot but the "cut-out" or "smiley" is there to allow scattered light behind the reflector to shine out the bottom and directly in front. it didn't do much in reality but barely clear the bumper. but that's the reason Hella did it

Grande D 12-13-2012 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 328iguy24 (Post 14976375)
Those are nice! E30's are growing on me. Tax season is right around the corner :woot:

I think you mean the whole car is nice! ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by 328iguy24 (Post 14976501)
Is that maroon E30 all stock except the lights and lip ?

Pretty much. But it's a late model with plastic bumper and the ellipsoids.

It's not your average E30. Kind of like the difference between a non-sport 325 with the hole-less bumper and halogens, and a 330 with the M-Tech kit and xenons.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lcoleman (Post 14976507)
Burgundrot* and yes, it looks like it. hard to tell from the front, but it might be a Baur. Doesn't really matter, convertibles are lame. ;)

Nuh uh. E30 convertibles are absolutely awesome.

Alex323Ci 12-13-2012 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zhp43867 (Post 14977362)
Pretty much. But it's a late model with plastic bumper and the ellipsoids.

It's not your average E30. Kind of like the difference between a non-sport 325 with the hole-less bumper and halogens, and a 330 with the M-Tech kit and xenons.

Nuh uh. E30 convertibles are absolutely awesome.

it also has the euro headlamp grilles and appears to have the hardtop installed on it. also the optional rear headrests.

i had an E30 325ic too. outfitted with ACS parts, and an oem hardtop and retrofitted the rear headrests. :hi:

KrasivataSabine 12-13-2012 05:58 PM

Go home, 80's Aston Martin V8 Vantage, you're not a E30, you're an Aston Martin.


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