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lowdowndirtyota
11-25-2006, 07:01 AM
i have a 90 st celica and am gonna remove the flip up headlights. i will remove the metal from the headlights and weld it to the hood. then i will remove all carbon fiber trim and weld strips of sheet metal over the gaps were the trim would be. grind and fill it all and install dual projectors in the urethane front bumper i have on my car. anybody know were i can find some descent projector headlights? i need like 2 of them. thank you and wish me some luck.

BlueDragon
11-26-2006, 04:51 AM
wow good luck... dont kno why you would wanna do it so badly like that but i hope it turns out well

Cavanagh
11-26-2006, 08:53 PM
Ya, good luck, but i like the pop-up headlights but it will be somthing different.

*EDIT* If possible, could you make a write-up or show lotsa pics for people who are consdiering this?

VikingJZ
11-27-2006, 05:01 AM
I did my first rice rocket mod today.

I painted black angry eyebrows on my sealed beams...haha

It looks pretty cool.

Arghh

Galcobar
11-27-2006, 06:07 AM
www.rallylights.com

Slider
11-27-2006, 06:57 AM
hidplanet.com

lowdowndirtyota
11-27-2006, 10:11 PM
yah i will leave pics step by step. i will be starting in the next few weeks

Cavanagh
12-19-2006, 03:38 AM
Updates?

BlueDragon
12-19-2006, 10:35 PM
make sure you get them high enough or cops with no life may pull you for too low headlights =X

lowdowndirtyota
12-20-2006, 10:12 PM
well im waiting to get money for the head;lights. but happenin within a month or 2

Tripp
12-22-2006, 03:55 AM
Don't do it dude. The hideaway headlights are just too cool. The only reason Toyota stopped putting them on the Celica was that they are too expensive. Just look at how awesome your car looks with those clean lines; she is beautiful. You don't have any Bug-eyed headlights to take away from that excellent body kit. That is an awesome ride that you have.

Tripp

BEAMS
12-23-2006, 02:12 AM
I agree. My opinion is to just leave them, they look really good stock.

KoreanJoey
12-23-2006, 09:02 AM
http://myspace-420.vo.llnwd.net/01501/02/45/1501735420_l.jpg

Only good non pop-ups I've ever seen.

BlueDragon
12-23-2006, 07:57 PM
ya and it still screws up the face and lines... mr2 are the sexiest pop up cars ever.

zmile06
12-24-2006, 02:00 PM
i like his idea of welding the sheet metal onto the hood from the head light.. He obviously has fabbing experince lets see what he does... Pop up head lights are not for everyone, i love them thats part of the reason i bought a 5th generation celica. But i know people who own a 8k mr2 turbo but hate the pop ups so...

k2skater
12-25-2006, 12:33 AM
ehh doesnt sound like a good idea. prob gonna look worse after you do it, and you will have wasted the money and resale will go down. but if you do decide to do it post some pics sounds interesting.

puretone
01-11-2007, 08:32 PM
Silvia S15 headlamps instead of the pop-ups or pod-lamps? i was thinking about it a while back when a buddy of mine converted his S13/14 front to the S15....they are narrow/low enough that it looks like it will fit somewhat under the hood and the space between the upper of the bumper and the take the space of those two carbon lips....

PhillyDRFT
01-14-2007, 11:12 PM
Silvia S15 headlamps instead of the pop-ups or pod-lamps? i was thinking about it a while back when a buddy of mine converted his S13/14 front to the S15....they are narrow/low enough that it looks like it will fit somewhat under the hood and the space between the upper of the bumper and the take the space of those two carbon lips....

Gaping them would be a BITCH, since they are in a slight U shape. not to mention the price on them is insane. Figuring out a new grille layout would make or break the overall look with them.

celicatrd93
01-14-2007, 11:52 PM
i also think the pop ups are sexy that what makes 5th gen celica special. it ıs a nice idea but a waste of time and money.. you could buy better parts with money and not ruın the car. but good luck .

andy
01-15-2007, 01:54 AM
that deuce looks like a frog, popup are the shit and im pround to have them.

93gt
01-15-2007, 02:08 AM
I am sick of the pop-ups too dude, go read my thread, I want to take the 6th gen front end and use it on my 5th gen.

celicatrd93
01-15-2007, 02:30 AM
sorry go ahead wıth your conversion nobodys stopıng you i love the pop ups .good luck cause you need it

ciento44
01-15-2007, 02:30 AM
An easier way would be to convert a Curren front end....

mar_phi6
01-15-2007, 03:37 AM
why not go with a 7th gen front end?