Saturday, January 21, 2012

Angel eyes

Same cat with them evil eyes.

When your license plate reads REINVTD you'd better show some creativity.  If you look around, almost everybody has HID headlights, but they are just bright, not really something re invented.

The mission was to find Bi-Xenon projectors that would fit in the Porsche headlight bucket.  the first suggestion was to get a BMW light and see if it can be mounted,  my answer was simple, anything can be mounted, the problem:  BMW uses dual bulbs, just like a lot of the aftermarket products already available,  it has to be a hi/low bulb.

My search engine took me to a place in the east coast that is a distributor of the product I was looking for, the price was not bad so I order 3 kits, one to take apart and see how it works, and what needs to be done to it to make it work, the second one to install on the vehicle and the third one to sell and see if I can make my money back
The product's website says that they have a feature never seen in US roads before.............that is because it is freaking illegal, no red is to be in front of the car,  but it looks kind of cool, so we are going to wire it on separate switch and use just for show.

At the other end THE BOSS has been busy connecting all the dots from the air intake to the exhaust and soon we will have exit to the all the horses inside this twin turbo.
Coil on plugs will burn the E85 fuel that this puppy is going to drink, but that will be for another post

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Left turn only....

But have you notice that no one is paying attention.

I'll be willing to bet that if I post on Twiter or facebook and said "hey, light is green"  somebody on a intersection will look up.

That is the challenge of driving in Los Angeles,  so when one of our customers asked  us to install some extra lights, we were more than happy to oblige.
We cut a hole in the housing and then match a small piece of tail light lens and ta da !!......  It wasn't really that simply, but we are in the business of personalizing a vehicle and when the customer says, get it done, it's time to get busy.

Water proof LEDs in the back and in the front were wire to the turn signals,  we added one more to the side of the wing and gave it daytime running lights.

Of course, we don't this Golden Targa looking like a Christmas tree, so everything had to be done with some sense of originality and making this look like it belongs there.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hang them high..

Or they might hit the ground....

Well, we finally made some serious progress on the ex Targa,  it  has been a slow process due to the invention of certain things, many non stock items have been added to made this twin turbo a special one.
But first we gave it a new hat and a pair of shoes.
Finding a manual top now days seems a difficult task, in the end we have to modify an electric one and made  it work with the Targa locks.
Finding the right wheels is always a headache, wheels can make your car, or it can trash it,  lucky for the master of this beast, we had the opportunity of looking at different options thanks to a few of our customers that were nice enough to let us try their shoes on.

But the sweetest thing is that the turbos are being hung and that means,  we are past the Ecuador of this reinvention, we are on the other side of half.  When turbos are positioned it is easy to know when the rest of the piping will go.........Let's cut some tubes.....................