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Bradl33 04-01-2012 07:01 PM

Eyelids Carbon Fiber...First Thread w/pics
 
Bought some vynil off ebay and went ahead and made some eyelids. Ill give advice if you want it, or measurments of my templete.

The Headlights with a emblem overlay and carbon fiber black out grill.

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/...randcar011.jpg

Close up on the headlight.

http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/...randcar012.jpg

This is the tools i used. Started with tracing paper and laid it down to trace my idea. Cut out my templete on paper and used tape to make its more solid and not rip. Than i just keep laying it on the headlight and trimming what i didnt like. (i bought vynil 1 foot by 5 feet) 5 feet is way more than enough, and 1 foot wide is cutting it close but its managable.


http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/...randcar010.jpg

BoomShakalaka 04-01-2012 07:28 PM

Props for something different, and doing a good job that you took time with. Something looks a little off with it if you ask me, which you didn't. There's something about that sort of hook you did at the bottom of the headlight. IMHO eyelids look best when they look as though they're an extension of the hood (or don't deviate too far from that concept). I like what you did though because I can't wait to cover up some of the headlights on mine. You succeeded in making it look a little mean.

Have any plans for the tail lights? Beyond nightshade, which seems like the best option, they're just a little disappointing compared to the design of the front.

BoomShakalaka 04-01-2012 07:29 PM

BTW, was that over by the salvage yard in Superior? I went to LSC and stayed at UW Superior for a year. It looks familiar.

Mucrammada 04-01-2012 07:31 PM

Looks great for a DIY mod! I would make the top curve more pointy if I did it.

Mucrammada 04-01-2012 07:33 PM

Care to share the template [woot]??

Bradl33 04-01-2012 07:50 PM

Yea i haven't thought to much into the back. trying to do mods but not attract cops. As for the hook thing i was trying to go a little differnt and cover up alot of the chrome (trying to keep it dark, i do have to redo the driver grill overlay if you look close it shows just at the top) Thanks, opinions welcome

Bradl33 04-01-2012 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoomShakalaka (Post 4087395)
Props for something different, and doing a good job that you took time with. Something looks a little off with it if you ask me, which you didn't. There's something about that sort of hook you did at the bottom of the headlight. IMHO eyelids look best when they look as though they're an extension of the hood (or don't deviate too far from that concept). I like what you did though because I can't wait to cover up some of the headlights on mine. You succeeded in making it look a little mean.

Have any plans for the tail lights? Beyond nightshade, which seems like the best option, they're just a little disappointing compared to the design of the front.

Yea i haven't thought to much into the back. trying to do mods but not attract cops. As for the hook thing i was trying to go a little differnt and cover up alot of the chrome (trying to keep it dark, i do have to redo the driver grill overlay if you look close it shows just at the top) Thanks, opinions welcome

Bradl33 04-01-2012 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoomShakalaka (Post 4087401)
BTW, was that over by the salvage yard in Superior? I went to LSC and stayed at UW Superior for a year. It looks familiar.

Lol no its not..

Bradl33 04-01-2012 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mucrammada (Post 4087409)
Care to share the template [woot]??

YES! Ill Share it...Just not sure of a good way...I can give you measure ments....i Trace my templet to paper?? Let me know ideas and ill send them.

Chaos09 04-01-2012 08:40 PM

I thought about doing the same thing just with black vinyl.


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