Odyssey BMW Front End Conversion - Start!
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    Odyssey BMW Front End Conversion - Start!

    So here it is, fresh from the parts yard...

    - BMW OEM Front Bumper & Grills.
    - BMW Dual Projector Xenon Headights
    - BMW Projector Xenon Fog Lights
    - BMW Clear Side Marker Lights

    Going to start on this when the weather is a bit warmer, it is snowing today (about 6") and not typical for this area...






    Bumper is almost the same exact width and height, Just need to cut the hood, add some metal to the fenders and reshape the headlight area for the BMW dual projector headlights.





    And the finished product:
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    freakin sweet



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    I can't wait to see how that comes out. Please take pics of the process as well.
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    You've got to admit, the bmw headlights look 100x better than anything that was ever made for the 1st gens...
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    incase the front end falls through and I don't finish it, I spent some time today on the OEM corner lights. Not sure if I'll get to use these or not, but they look great turned on...

    Did a full clear on the lenses (no more amber inserts), and added LED's to each side. Soldered and heat shrank every connection, and the separate bundles as well. Only took about an hour and a half each side.





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    Make sure to seal around those LED's pretty well, otherwise you're going to get fog.
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    Yes I planned on it. I wasn't through testing them...
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    Nice look.
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    congrats! your project will inspire many I'm sure. Good luck with it and keep posting the progress phases. It's going to turn real nice.

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    It is interesting how you wired them. When I tested some LED's I had to work in groups of 4 running in series when wiring.

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    Not sure what type LEDs you used, but I only bunched them for ease of wiring. These are 12v specific use LED's, just check to make sure the LEDs you are using are correct for your application.
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    Why did you decide on keeping the RA1 headlamps, instead of going with the 3-series headlamps?
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    I'm not. If I do the conversion, I will be using the BMW headlights.
    I already had my stock ones apart so I decided to LED them for the hell of it. I still have more BMW parts to buy before the conversion can be really started.
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    Awesome! Great project. Subscribed.

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    Thumbs up AWESOME

    THIS is gonna B sick......
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