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INFAMOU$
03-27-2010, 09:34 PM
Well I finally got motivated today to make the change that myself and others have been commenting on for a while now... The clear corners. Since I hate the frosted looking clears I decided that I would make my own variation that would compliment the looks of the headlights

I broke out the dremel tool and separated the lenses from the housings, masked off the center sections and painted the inside of the reflective portion Satin Black. I then plastic welded the lenses back to the housings via soldering iron...

Here is the end result (hood is popped if you're wondering about fitment)
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<img src="http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05129.jpg" alt="" border="0"><br>
<img src="http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05133.jpg" alt="" border="0"><br>
<img src="http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05150.jpg" alt="" border="0"><br>
<img src="http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05140.jpg" alt="" border="0"><br>
<img src="http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05146.jpg" alt="" border="0"><br>
<img src="http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05148.jpg" alt="" border="0"><br>
<img src="http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05147.jpg" alt="" border="0"><br>

Had some clears in the garage that i just popped in to make a comparison...
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<img src="http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05154.jpg" alt="" border="0"><br>
<img src="http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05155.jpg" alt="" border="0"><br>
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Engine bay shot:<br>

<img src="http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05156.jpg" alt="" border="0">

e30drifter
03-27-2010, 09:53 PM
Not a fan of the new corners
BUT
Car is looking sweeet!

Eurostyle
03-27-2010, 10:31 PM
Clear OR smoked is the only way to go! *th-up*

hosty
03-27-2010, 11:31 PM
geeze seen this on bfc also lol

INFAMOU$
03-27-2010, 11:39 PM
geeze seen this on bfc also lol

Gotta represent on both forums :P

lvan
03-27-2010, 11:41 PM
One of the best early E36 done up right for sure. Props to you.

aaron320i
03-28-2010, 12:10 AM
I like those new corners. They really do compliment the headlights. Nice job chris.

T.Dot_E30
03-28-2010, 02:33 AM
Just buy some smoked corners they are cheap and look a thousand times cleaner than this pos, sorry.

Steve30
03-28-2010, 02:37 AM
cool, didn't know you did a wire tuck.

PinkieMoscow
03-29-2010, 01:03 AM
Hey Infamous, I can't tell but is your wing flat or rounded at the back? It's ac correct?

jeremy
03-29-2010, 12:24 PM
no likey.. the car looks pretty sweet otherwise.

328IScreamer
03-29-2010, 12:44 PM
I agree with just buying smoked corners, even depo's are very cheep

INFAMOU$
03-29-2010, 01:15 PM
I may get some smoked ones and see how they look... For now tho, these will do, I think they are different and compliment the headlights better than the frosted texture that OEM styles have...

INFAMOU$
03-30-2010, 10:33 PM
Pic from today!

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r23/INFAMOUSSNEEK/DSC05179.jpg

mkgino
03-31-2010, 02:42 AM
Rims - good
Color - good
Mirrors - good
Skirts - good
Molding color - good
Stance - good
ACS - good
Licence plate - good
Interior - good
Rear Wing - good
Stickers - bad
Corners - really bad

INFAMOU$
03-31-2010, 08:41 AM
Rims - good
Color - good
Mirrors - good
Skirts - good
Molding color - good
Stance - good
ACS - good
Licence plate - good
Interior - good
Rear Wing - good
Stickers - bad
Corners - really bad

LOL.. well stickers are all the sponsors who helped the project and were on for the car show..

Corners.. seem to be a 50/50 thing. I am going to try smoked but i think they are going to look just as out of place.. (might be more acceptable by BMW purists, but not look any better)