Customer brought in his already Star Wars themed Dodge and said he had an idea.....he gave me a headlight and his R2D2 model and said "make this happen!"
That's all I needed to hear!
We started with a good performance platform: 3" FXR Bi-Xenon Projectors matched with Morimoto HID bulbs and ballasts...or and a MOPAR uber relay harness.
From there I did my "Resting Demon' eye mod so it looks Blue when everything is off.
Also added Blue Accent Demon Eye lighting to help with the lens.
For the Lens I did a custom one-off etch of the X-Wing Fighter Jet that Luke Skywalker flew (with Artoo DeToo).
Behind the shroud I placed a COB-Style Blue LED Halo
After that was done, Painting was next. Instead of making these EXACTLY like R2, I wanted to match his truck a little bit...so that's why I didn't do any White paint. I had everything painted his OEM Blue color, then painted over 90% of that with Matte Black. After, of course, I laid down some Rebel Alliance logos and converted the Apollo shroud to look like R2s top/head/thingy.
Customer already purchased some SUPER Bright Triton V3 Switchback Running/Turn LEDs, so that was taken care of.
What else is one this thing.....oh yeah! Something NOONE....I repeat....NOONE (To my knowledge and about 3 hours of research online) has ever created......a Princess Leia Hologram Projector LED. Yup....that's right Star Wars Nerds....if you have an R2 unit, you HAVE to have this.
This thing can actually project a 10'+ Leia image on the wall.
This kids got the first one ever....in his truck!
Come at me Lucas Films! ;)
What a fun build....my first 'themed' build and a great customer to work with.