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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.
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".
__________________ bilinvic Retrofits website:http://www.bilinvic-retrofits.com/ '10 F150 Platinum 4x4, Undercover SE Tonneau Cover, '13 EVOX-R Retrofit 50w 5k Heads, Matchbox Projectors 35w 6k Fog Lights, AVS Seamless Ventvisors, EZ Down Tailgate Strut, Cooper Zeon LTZ Tires 275/60-R20, Black Rhino Zambia Wheels 20x9 +30 Offset, HD/FX Tail Lights
Last edited by Lenn; 10-19-2012 at 12:08 PM.
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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.
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.
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?
__________________ 2012 FX4 ROUSHCHARGED416/367 on the whimpy roush tune
Roush boost/vac gauge in vent pod * Roush exhaust * Roush red valve covers * 5% tint * SCT XCAL * Bilinvic HID heads & fogs * RECON LED tail, mirror blinker and 3rd brake light *BAKFLIP F1 * AMP power boards
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!