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Headlight I made for Henglong KV-1

Old 10-23-2015, 12:58 PM
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Default Headlight I made for Henglong KV-1

I have a before and after picture. The headlight was made by putting 1 layer of tinfoil over a marble, the coating it with 2-part epoxy. The lens was cut out of an old cd case and after being cut to shape I scraped the lens pattern with a razor knife. The headlight guards are made from thin brass rod. I used the original led bulb and mounted everything using brass tube. The weathering looks weird in the pictures, but in real life looks good.
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Old 10-23-2015, 03:33 PM
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Nice job on the light.
Old 10-23-2015, 03:45 PM
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good job, looks real to me
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Thanks, it was fun to do
Old 10-23-2015, 04:00 PM
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Thanks, I looked at a few pics online and it was as close as I could get.
Old 10-24-2015, 06:53 AM
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Good Job Dart. Thanks for sharing and welcome.
Old 10-24-2015, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by YHR View Post
Good Job Dart. Thanks for sharing and welcome.
Thanks, it was fun to.
Old 10-24-2015, 10:55 AM
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Looks great to me and the satisfaction that you made it yourself is always priceless!




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