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bilinvic Retrofits 05-09-2012 06:39 PM

Bilinvic's Awesome Retrofits!
 
Hey all,

Ever since I have indicated in a few posts that I am retrofitting late model F150 headlights, the response has been overwhelming.

A little about me...I am a recently retired Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy based out of Victoria, BC. 21 years completed.

I'm married and have four boys ranging from 18 to 5. Needless to say, life is busy.

In 2003, down in Los Angeles, I was awarded the honor as the TamiyaCon Master Modeler. Essentially, this is the equivalent to the Grammy award of model building. I specialized in automotive subjects, in particular, motorsports.

What does this have to do with retrofitting you ask...to be one of the best model builders in North America, you need extreme patience, an eye for detail, precise workmanship and of course, talent in this medium. Retrofitting headlights requires the same skills noted above, and since winning this monumental award (that also included an all expense paid trip to Japan to showcase my winning model), my interests have moved on. For me, retrofitting is my newest interest. Enough that I made this a full time adventure and retired from the Navy.

The following link is my website:

http://www.bilinvic-retrofits.com/

I want to be up front with anyone who is interested in retrofitting their F150....your likely going to have to wait to get your headlights completed. I'm a one-man show, and I will not sacrifice my workmanship or reputation to rush a job to a client. I promise you though; the wait time will be worth it for you.

Anyhow.... Thanxs to everyone now and in the future who has shown interest with "bilinvic Retrofits".

BillK 05-09-2012 06:43 PM

Good luck with it man! Hope it's a fun and lucrative endeavor for you.

Scott02 05-09-2012 07:06 PM

Best of luck!

I will be ordering soon :thumbsup:

eric70634 05-09-2012 10:24 PM

i think the idea of you providing the new headlights and doing the retrofit would be best. The "core charge" idea of a customer sending you his/her oem used headlights in return for the refund of part of the amount spent may or may not be worth it in the end. You never know what exact condition they'll be in. Most of us could probably just sell them ourselves on ebay, craigslist, etc. just my 2 cents.

Pauli18c 05-09-2012 11:04 PM

Awesome, might be on the sign up list as well.

Something to consider as the webpage moves along. Adding pictures of the different styles. For me, I dont know the difference between the mini H1 and FX-R

bilinvic Retrofits 05-10-2012 12:32 AM

I do like the idea of retrofitting and subsequently, sending out brand new OEM headlights....just not sure if people want to pay more, because retrofitted lights aren't inexpensive to start out with. I can just leave it as as option and keep a couple sets of brand new lights in stock. More input would be appreciated.

Yes, the website would have it all...one stop shopping!!! I just had to quickly put something together for the short term.

In the mean time, I would suggest that folks check out The Retrofit Source (TRS) website for all the info and specifications for projectors, HIDs and their associated components.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/

Bil

NOLAGT 05-10-2012 08:05 AM

I have a brand new truck. I'd like new headlights too so no down time but I'd like to be able to send my stock back to you to take the fee off. Just gotta save up for your work. I really like the ones you have on your truck now.

Have you ever slightly tinted just the blinker part?

jmoney8730 05-10-2012 09:41 AM

I am going to be interested in these as well as soon as I save money :). I will be looking forward to your website being continually updated when you have time. One suggestion I have is to put what wattage bulbs you are using on the website. 35W or 55W. Good luck!

jcain 05-10-2012 09:56 AM

This looks like a good deal ;)

MD150 05-10-2012 11:02 AM

You know I'm down for this as soon as I get some extra cash, saving for my wheels and tires now.


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