Go Back   Infamous Nissan - Hardbody / Frontier Forums > Model Specific > Hardbody Forum (D21)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-08-2015, 02:25 AM   #1
Deerhurst
4/86 SE-V6 2 tone 4x4 HB
 
Deerhurst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,256
Vehicle: 1986.5 Hardbody
Thanks: 584
Thanked 372 Times in 350 Posts
Default 7x6 Projector Retrofit

My housings are not quite here yet but I figured Id start a thread. You guys might have some good ideas or point out something I missed.


What I am doing is retrofitting some Morimoto MiniD2S HID projectors into some 7x6 housings. I am doing this because I work nights and basically sleep when everyone normal is awake hence I drive almost exclusively at night. Good lights are a must.

My current light setup is a pair of AutoPal E-Code glass housings with DDM 5000K 35w HIDs. These housings have a fantastic cutoff with halogen bulbs but not so much with HIDs being the reflector and glass is not designed for HID and the HID is likely not sitting in the right focal point.

Here is a poor cellphone photo of what this looks like:



Light everywhere but mostly low. While Im not fully blinding oncoming traffic I am reflecting most of the light off the road into my eyeballs.

What I am working with:

-Pilot housings with plastic lenses. Plastic lenses do not distort the cutoff while glass does.
-Morimoto MiniD2S X projectors with square lenses
-Gatling Gun 2.0 square shrouds
-Morimoto XB 4500K bulbs
-Morimoto D2S to AMP connectors
-Existing DDM ballasts and will try to wire the DDM Hi/Lo controller into the projectors.





1 projector sitting on the radiator and 1 HID in the Autopal housing in the passenger side. And crappy cellphone photo!



That cutoff with a tiny bit of blue flicker the cellphone cannot pick up well.



Ill keep updating as I get the housings and start hacking away at them.
__________________
1986.5 SE-V6 4X4 D21 Hardbody
Pacesetter Long Tube Headers
Morimoto Mini D2S HID Projectors and Hella 500s
Deerhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2015, 03:49 AM   #2
mytmouz
 
mytmouz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pelahatche, MS
Posts: 779
Vehicle: 1989 Nissan Hardbody
Thanks: 40
Thanked 121 Times in 97 Posts
Default

Make 2 sets...
mytmouz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2015, 02:08 PM   #3
Deerhurst
4/86 SE-V6 2 tone 4x4 HB
 
Deerhurst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,256
Vehicle: 1986.5 Hardbody
Thanks: 584
Thanked 372 Times in 350 Posts
Default

That sounds like fun! I hope they fit. I'll totally retrofit you a set if these turn out decent!
__________________
1986.5 SE-V6 4X4 D21 Hardbody
Pacesetter Long Tube Headers
Morimoto Mini D2S HID Projectors and Hella 500s
Deerhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2015, 03:38 AM   #4
nuron
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: nw
Posts: 35
Vehicle: 95 king cab v6
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Thanks for creating this thread. Do you have link for your housings?

Are you using something like this (thought not glass)?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/7x6-DIAMOND-...9WZ4fI&vxp=mtr
nuron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2015, 02:28 PM   #5
Deerhurst
4/86 SE-V6 2 tone 4x4 HB
 
Deerhurst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,256
Vehicle: 1986.5 Hardbody
Thanks: 584
Thanked 372 Times in 350 Posts
Default

Very similar. The Pilot housings are about 10 bucks more expensive on amazon. Any housing with plastic lens should work fine. Glass will slightly distort the cutoff.

Ill post a link to the ones Im using this evening. They seem to be the most common to use for this. Another favorite seems to be those ebay fake projectors. There will be enough cutting that the refector really doesnt matter. My housings should be here today.
__________________
1986.5 SE-V6 4X4 D21 Hardbody
Pacesetter Long Tube Headers
Morimoto Mini D2S HID Projectors and Hella 500s
Deerhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 12:32 AM   #6
Deerhurst
4/86 SE-V6 2 tone 4x4 HB
 
Deerhurst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,256
Vehicle: 1986.5 Hardbody
Thanks: 584
Thanked 372 Times in 350 Posts
Default

Ahh! USPS give me my headlights! Retrofit starts and hopefully is finished tomorrow!
__________________
1986.5 SE-V6 4X4 D21 Hardbody
Pacesetter Long Tube Headers
Morimoto Mini D2S HID Projectors and Hella 500s
Deerhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 03:12 AM   #7
1990nissanhardbody
The emergency service hb
 
1990nissanhardbody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: the 'noke, VA
Posts: 1,754
Vehicle: 1990 and 1989 Hardbody 4x4s!
Thanks: 343
Thanked 208 Times in 196 Posts
Default

id be interested in this. hopefully you can explain it to simpletons like me
__________________

2003 Subaru Forester- the other DD--200K miles!!!
1990 Nissan Hardbody-the DD
1985 Dodge Ram W100 4X4- scrapped
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo-Sold
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited-traded
12/85 2wd D21
11/85 4wd D21 #509-traded
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4-traded
1989 SE-V6 4x4 D21- soon to be 350 swapped!!!
1990nissanhardbody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 03:30 AM   #8
Deerhurst
4/86 SE-V6 2 tone 4x4 HB
 
Deerhurst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,256
Vehicle: 1986.5 Hardbody
Thanks: 584
Thanked 372 Times in 350 Posts
Default

Ill post some photos as I go. Pretty much, bake them to get the lens off, cut a bunch, secure the projector, put lens back on.
__________________
1986.5 SE-V6 4X4 D21 Hardbody
Pacesetter Long Tube Headers
Morimoto Mini D2S HID Projectors and Hella 500s
Deerhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 05:22 PM   #9
Deerhurst
4/86 SE-V6 2 tone 4x4 HB
 
Deerhurst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,256
Vehicle: 1986.5 Hardbody
Thanks: 584
Thanked 372 Times in 350 Posts
Default

Got my housings. They are plastic as expected. They are in the oven for separation and Ive already burned myself. Thats talent!
__________________
1986.5 SE-V6 4X4 D21 Hardbody
Pacesetter Long Tube Headers
Morimoto Mini D2S HID Projectors and Hella 500s
Deerhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 06:44 PM   #10
OldGreyBeast
1986.5 HB 4x4 3.0V6
 
OldGreyBeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North AL
Age: 30
Posts: 3,250
Vehicle: 1986.5 Nissan D21
Thanks: 275
Thanked 363 Times in 319 Posts
Default

Looking forward to seeing how this goes. I love my Morimoto Minis
__________________
Build log for the Beast - https://beastbuildlog.blogspot.com - Last Updated 18 OCT 2016
OldGreyBeast is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.