Client called and wanted to hook up his wife's truck...but didn't really know how or what she wanted....they knew they just wanted to change the look of it and gave me free reign to do my thing.
I had an idea to make this somewhat quick and help them out.
So I called my buddy that I built his SEMA lights for him last year and asked if he still had his previous headlights that someone else modded for the same truck a few years ago.....this way I could get a set of 2013+ headlights with projectors already and then modify them to match this truck.
That was a great plan until I actually opened them up.
Not sure who built these headlights....but they didn't really know what they were doing.....er....at least the correct way to do things.
They cut out the lens and in the process completely messed up the outer channels.
Moving on to the insides...they painted over the entire LED DRL section so there was no chrome to actually reflect the LEDs....they basically painted everything inside WHITE.....which was partially ok because it matches this customers truck....but I wanted to do a two-tone look with some black.
After chemically striping what I needed to...about 10 times...I was able to throw down some textured black paint to clean up the mess that was left over and turn the lights into something unique looking to match the truck.
Then I upgraded the factory DRL LEDs to Diode Dynamics RGBWA boards...so this gives here the unique look of WHITE running lights (whereas the factory lights are all Amber) and then the option of changing the color to whatever you she may want.....and then when turn signals are activated, they'll switch to AMBER and bypass everything.....spiffy!
I then did my signature Air-Vent Indication LED inside the truck so she'll know what color she's on when she's got the colors changing.
I also upgraded the headlights to the Profile LED bulbs...which I normally do not like LED plug-n-play bulbs...but with proper adjustment in these factory projectors.....the output is actually VERY decent....no visible dark spots and the instant-on is greatly appreciated!
Moving onto the rear of the truck....I had my good buddy smoke the taillights and 3rd brake light to match the white/black theme of the truck better.
Next up was the Foglights.....these had JUST came out a month or so prior to this build so they were of course on back order....but the truck WILL be getting Morimoto LED Housings to replace the factory chrome housings....then the final piece of the puzzle will be the chrome bumper....we'll be wrapping or painting that...but color and scheme is yet to be determined.....I'll update this post when we figure that out and when the customer comes back in to get her new fogs installed