Inspired by wstefan20 and his Spyder retrofit, I decided to embark on a similar project for my GP. Instead of projectors or HIDs, I've decided to try using aftermarket halo fog lights in place of the headlights. Yes, there will be issues to overcome.
And here we go.....
I purchased a set of salvage yard projector housings from Imp558 (Thank you sir!) So this is my start point.
I did as much disassembly as possible before preparing to separate the housings and lens. However, just like wstefan20, I discovered the supplied projector wasnt great quality and the low-beam hood seemed too large to me.
I watched a video on pulling housings apart which called for the oven at 270 for 7 minutes. Following those guidelines, the lens would move was very stubborn. I returned the housing to the oven for another 3 minutes and the lens came off but unfortunately the housing broke in the process. Its a pretty clean break and I think it can be repaired with epoxy and since it bonds to the lens on reassembly, should be okay...I hope
Just like with the Spyders wstefan20 took apart, the supplied halos were little more than a clear plastic ring with 2 LEDs at the bottom.
The projector lens itself was a domed magnifying glass. Not sure if they all are like this but at least a heavy glass piece. However this wont be going back in with my current plan.
This is the crucial part to my build. I'll be scouring eBay for LED halo fog lights in the proper diameter to fit these holes. It looks like the low beam location will accommodate a 3 inch and the high beam a 2 inch. There appears to be ample room behind for the housings and I'll have to seal the back to prevent moisture fogging.
This is an example to the type of light I'll be looking for, and I'll have to do something to shield a portion of the low beam lens similar to the projector housing...but since LEDs dont generate much heat, I may be able to use a good vinyl decal or foil tape.
While the housings came with a wire harness, I'm sure I'll need some guidance with hooking things up properly. Electrical has never been my strong point so this may take some doing to work out properly.
But I'm off and running! LOL (or breaking as it were...)