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post #21 of 100 Old 12-28-2013, 04:42 PM
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I see. That sucks hard, I just took some reflectors out of the 08 style super duty lamps at work that was involved in a crash. The lens was smashed out but the reflectors were still there. The two mounting pivots were free due to the housing being smashed but the adjustment pivot wasn't. Is the mounting mechanism a socket style setup much like the turn signal bulb? Instead of pulling on the reflector I threaded the adjustment stud all the way out until it unthreaded from the holder. This freed the reflector since the other two mounting spots were busted out. I don't know how that would help the other two mounting spots however. Good luck, keep at it.
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I was thinking, if the adjustment stud threads out of the adjuster that would free one of the three mounting spots. This would then somewhat free the shield I would think maybe allowing you to tilt the reflector housing to get a better angle on the screws that hold the ball mounts in place?
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I was thinking, if the adjustment stud threads out of the adjuster that would free one of the three mounting spots. This would then somewhat free the shield I would think maybe allowing you to tilt the reflector housing to get a better angle on the screws that hold the ball mounts in place?
That where I'm at right now. I'm going to give it another try tomorrow night and see if I can get in there. I'm also thinking the tabs may be more flexible and easier to open if I bake it one more time. I'll give an update when I get a chance to attempt it.


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I can't say for sure because it's been a few months since I did this project. But if I remember correctly, I used a very small flathead screwdriver to pry the tabs inside that bracket away from the metal socket, so it can unsnap from it. When re-installing, I think I remember it snapping into the bracket and being held by the tension of the plastic arms over the lip on the metal stud. If I remember there are two plastic arms on each side of the metal socket, pry them back carefully while pulling out the bowl.

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I can't say for sure because it's been a few months since I did this project. But if I remember correctly, I used a very small flathead screwdriver to pry the tabs inside that bracket away from the metal socket, so it can unsnap from it. When re-installing, I think I remember it snapping into the bracket and being held by the tension of the plastic arms over the lip on the metal stud. If I remember there are two plastic arms on each side of the metal socket, pry them back carefully while pulling out the bowl.
I think that's how I did it too tony, but it's been a whole since then!

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Got it, needed a second set of hands to help me out and it was simple.

Tony, what did you use for the metal? From the JNC method I got that it should be 1/8" by about 1/2"? Also about 12" of metal for each bracket, what kind of screws or bolts? This is the only thing I'm a bit apprehensive about; drilling and bending metal isn't exactly my forte... I thought I would be better off doing the JNC method, I tend to hit railroad tracks and dirt roads somewhat hard so I'd need to be able to adjust them if they come out of alignment lol.


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Sorry for the lack of a post, I've been busy with work and it was 9 degrees here today so I didn't have much of chance to get some work done. I believe I bought everything I need:
8-32 2.5" stainless steel screws, matching sealing spacers and nylock nuts. I also managed to get my hands on a 48" piece of 1/8"x3/4" aluminum that I think should be the right size to use the JNC mounting method.

I'm going to try get the bowls cut up tomorrow. I still haven't figured out the whole bracket-bending part but I'll try and figure it out once I have the projectors fitted perfectly in there.


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Have tomorrow off due to the weather. Tony, did you start with the existing hole for the halogen and just widen it? Or did you drop it lower to accommodate the brackets? I looked through your thread but all of the images need to be rehoused, I can't see what it looks like with the shroud mounted or any of the pics through the process. I decided to swap my apollos for the 2.0 version as I believe they'll look better with the halos, and the overall shape makes it easier in these reflectors.


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Have tomorrow off due to the weather. Tony, did you start with the existing hole for the halogen and just widen it? Or did you drop it lower to accommodate the brackets? I looked through your thread but all of the images need to be rehoused, I can't see what it looks like with the shroud mounted or any of the pics through the process. I decided to swap my apollos for the 2.0 version as I believe they'll look better with the halos, and the overall shape makes it easier in these reflectors.


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I ended up ordering the 2.0 apollos too. They fit pretty good.


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