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MorningCruiser
03-22-2004, 02:25 AM
I personally don't like the tail lights on an E30, I don't mind them, but there is no love lost between myself and the tail lights.

I'd been thinking about if you can do a verticle division in the lights if you modify the housings...

Also, is the plastic of the lights tinted, or is it a factory colour tint on the inside?

For what I have in mind, I'd need all clear lenses I guess...

Hang on and I'll try P-chopping what I have in mind, imagine E36 "light pattern" in E30 lights.

I've not seen it chopped yet, so I don't even know how good it will look, lets see what I can cook up.

SebSter
03-22-2004, 02:29 AM
i wanted to do the same, have the white line going across the top (ie e36 clear tails).. but i believe the plastic itself is the color red/orange.. which means unless you make new ones theres no way to discolor them..

i hope im wrong though because i would like this too

Mikester
03-22-2004, 02:34 AM
just get an e36 :P

btw thats what i wanna get http://www.bpttuning.com/dtm/led2.jpg

SebSter
03-22-2004, 02:37 AM
yea those look pretty sweet, go for it

MorningCruiser
03-22-2004, 02:37 AM
Well, that was my idea...

Just use Seal Plastic to fill the dents in the tail lights (it's often used to make your own wheel centers), and then use red tint on the bottom...

If it's just sprayed onto the inside of the lenses (for some reason a lot of older tail lights were, that's why they fade and flake), then just use a bit of nail polish remover/fine sand paper to remove it. But I have the odd feeling that it's not this way with BMWs...

MorningCruiser
03-22-2004, 10:48 PM
Here goes my ghetto attempt, huge picture, small size...

This is Felix's car (only E30 on this computer).

It'd look better in person, obviously...

nzer
03-23-2004, 09:33 AM
it looks so dumb - the e30 lights are awesome! (esp pre facelift ones)

chromius
03-23-2004, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by nzer
it looks so dumb - the e30 lights are awesome! (esp pre facelift ones)

I agree, IMO e30 lights are awesome, they are so unique, you can always spot them from far away.

qimis
03-23-2004, 05:06 PM
^^ i'll second that

felixthecat
03-23-2004, 09:27 PM
ewwwwwwww what are you thinking....i allready divided the lights in two......are you gonna put fuzzy dice and curb feelers on this car too?:D

hammoj28
03-23-2004, 09:44 PM
Yeah keep the original lights. They go with the car. You would be better just tinting them or something.

MorningCruiser
03-23-2004, 11:28 PM
We'll see Dan, I just hope it doesn't look ghey with a blue stripe in the middle :P You might force me to go black paint...

I think I'm buyign OEM reds anyways... :D

Jordan
03-24-2004, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by felixthecat
are you gonna put fuzzy dice and curb feelers on this car too?:D

No kidding, next thing you know the car will have some ugly bodykit, run of the mill wheels, and a riceboy deluxe wing on it.




oh wait...

BMWE30
03-24-2004, 01:19 AM
wow

MorningCruiser
03-24-2004, 02:21 AM
Yeah, if the lights were actually clear it might not look so fugly, but I agree, that ghettochop looks fugly...

SebSter
03-24-2004, 08:05 PM
hmm, playing around in photoshop, it might actually not look too bad

SebSter
03-24-2004, 08:07 PM
or check this out: (pretty sweet imo)

MorningCruiser
03-24-2004, 08:12 PM
see, but full red bottom...

Now, just make those :D

SebSter
03-24-2004, 08:56 PM
im liking it too, wish i could.. :)

MorningCruiser
03-24-2004, 09:17 PM
If you can get me clear lenses I can make them... Might not look exactly like that, but close...

bmwm5lover
03-24-2004, 10:17 PM
u both deserve a slap :P

SebSter
03-24-2004, 10:20 PM
admit it, it looks good

Mystikal
03-25-2004, 04:16 AM
Originally posted by Jordan
No kidding, next thing you know the car will have some ugly bodykit, run of the mill wheels, and a riceboy deluxe wing on it.




oh wait...

LMAO.

What you doing over here man? You know you'll hate 90% of the cars, is it just for kicks? :D

hammoj28
03-25-2004, 02:10 PM
How about this!!

Skunk#1
03-25-2004, 08:43 PM
i think that you would have a problem with the man (superco). i dont think you can have white lights on the back that are on constintly. go with all red ones they look pimp.

SebSter
03-25-2004, 08:48 PM
true, i didnt think of that. but its easy enough to mod the light so that the light doesnt reach the upper part, just put in a custom reflective sheet that sections off the upper part.

MorningCruiser
03-25-2004, 11:30 PM
Like I said, get me clear lenses and I can mod the housings easily...