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Old April 6th, 2005, 05:15 AM   #1
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I wanted to give you guys a peek at my headlight mod under construction. Im a long way from being done but I snaped a few shots since my MIG wire ran out. Ill have them done by the weekend and post finished pics.
I decided to french them in Merc style. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old April 6th, 2005, 05:24 AM   #2
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Lookin good Vern!

Hey , Vern, dijja ever try finding a set of mid 90's mercedes headlight?:)
those graft in real easy and look damn-damn-DAMN-diddly-am nice on ghias...
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Old April 6th, 2005, 07:31 AM   #3
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What an elegant idea! Those frenched in headlight look SO PERFECT and sweet. They bring the styling forward, but still look perfectly correct with the lines and design of the front end. Considering the delicate balance of the Ghia's body that's a very difficult thig to accomplish.

If you look at the pictures of the prototypes and previous House of Ghia designs for other manufacturers, you'll immediately see that just a line out of place or a panel too flattened and the whole design falls apart.

You've really worked a wonder with those lights!
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Old April 6th, 2005, 08:02 AM   #4
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Ive really struggled with what to do to the lights. Ive alway thought the ghia headlights were to pointy and sharp. After many years of looking at them the design grew on me. However, Ive alway want to do something different to them. I thought the frenching technique would take some of the "sharp" out of them.
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Old April 6th, 2005, 09:31 AM   #5
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nice work mad fabricator
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Old April 6th, 2005, 11:18 AM   #6
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check out my ghia in the members rides section, it had a similer set up
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Old April 11th, 2005, 10:59 AM   #7
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Here is an update on my frenched lights. The first pic is of the metal work.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 11:00 AM   #8
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kick ass Mike
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Old April 11th, 2005, 11:01 AM   #9
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here are a few pics after the first round of body work.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 11:04 AM   #10
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Here are a few pics of the headlight trim rings in place. I will be running tri-bar blue dot headlights. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old April 11th, 2005, 11:06 AM   #11
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ooh dang, i typed in too early, thats great work man, looks real smooth
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Old April 11th, 2005, 02:11 PM   #12
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Looks much better over stock Mike,Looks kinda mean.......Donald
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Old April 11th, 2005, 03:24 PM   #13
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Purty!

And goddam nice work too. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img]

Whats the plans for the rear end?
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Old April 11th, 2005, 04:18 PM   #14
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Ive been thinking about getting one of those huge aluminum honda wings.. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]
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Old April 11th, 2005, 06:22 PM   #15
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looks great mike.... killer job
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Old April 11th, 2005, 07:27 PM   #16
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everyone knows i was just jokeing about the wing thing right? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/confused.gif[/img]
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Old April 11th, 2005, 07:28 PM   #17
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but I think it might actually go with your theme, come on man don't let me down here [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/img]













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Old April 12th, 2005, 03:58 AM   #18
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Mike, beautiful work. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img]

I'd like to drive up and see your shop / car in person sometime since I am not that far away.


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Old April 12th, 2005, 04:54 AM   #19
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Hey maybe we could do a Blackie / Pistolpete kinda shop party. HUMMMM......
just dont expect anything to fancy.
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Hey maybe we could do a Blackie / Pistolpete kinda shop party. HUMMMM......
just dont expect anything to fancy.
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Sounds like fun just keep the sawzall away from my white Thing.

I have a red thing I want to section out the back seat and graft on a new rear making it into a a two seater...
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