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  • is300 Mini H1 7.0/Q45 retrofit

    There was a company I purchased the bracket for my h1's and he also had a bracket that was unavailable at the time for the q45. I have a couple measurements and using an acrylic sheet I picked up to make the template and try to mount the q45's but I'm wondering if it would be sufficient enough to hold if I stick with the acrylic as opposed to to a metal bracket like the ones for the h1's. Any input would help thank you I also have spare headlights opened up if anyone wants or needs them for their own purposes but no spare q45

  • #2
    Acrylic could work if it is thick enough to be sufficiently rigid, and you keep it away from too much heat concentration. As I imagine it will mount to the q45's flange, heat should be minimal.
    Jul 2012 ROTM (3-way quad headlight) ; Sep 2015 ROTM (custom muli-lens 7" fogs)

    3-way quad wiring; foreground limiter; squirrel finder;

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    • #3
      I appreciate it! I was thinking I could double up on layering of the acrylic

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      • #4
        I don't know if 2 layers of acrylic vs 1 layer (of equal total thickness) is an advantage. If you're cutting it manually, then perhaps it is a slight advantage. There may plastic part store near you (e.g. Tap Plastics stores are available near where I am) that sells various plastics of various sizes.
        Jul 2012 ROTM (3-way quad headlight) ; Sep 2015 ROTM (custom muli-lens 7" fogs)

        3-way quad wiring; foreground limiter; squirrel finder;

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        • #5
          It’s strong enough with just one layer considering how narrow I have to cut them to fit. I was thinking they wouldn’t be. The issue I’m experiencing is that it the mounting points on the housing are very weak for the q45s. I also have to trim down the bezel due to the old owner purchasing aftermarket headlights, they don’t allow a flush fitment through the opening like the OEM bezels.

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          • #6
            Would a thin acrylic with a few reinforcements using aluminum L brackets work then? That is, create the acrylic bracket first, mount the projector, and then see which direction the bracket is not stiff enough. Bolt on L-bracket in that direction (and where space is available).
            Jul 2012 ROTM (3-way quad headlight) ; Sep 2015 ROTM (custom muli-lens 7" fogs)

            3-way quad wiring; foreground limiter; squirrel finder;

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            • #7
              The left bracket is touching the reflector but can be moved back to align and allow the mounting to be flush with the right. The right side can’t be pushed out forward so it’ll be staying as is. Still need to make a few little cuts to fit perfectly but both mounting points on the bottom, especially the auto leveler would not be possible so they are free floating. I’ll put everything together today just to see what’s possible. Might also have to extend housing using a pvc
              Last edited by Alelongdro; September 15th, 2020, 02:39 PM.

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              • #8
                Oh.
                I might want to cut a small L-bracket and bolt it just below the two mounts on the sides for rigidity, as the acrylic may flex there.
                Jul 2012 ROTM (3-way quad headlight) ; Sep 2015 ROTM (custom muli-lens 7" fogs)

                3-way quad wiring; foreground limiter; squirrel finder;

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                • #9
                  I appreciate it I was thinking of finding someone who can make some brackets once I’m done perfecting these so I don’t have to worry once its all put back together.

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                  • #10
                    I see. Yes, that would be easier.
                    Jul 2012 ROTM (3-way quad headlight) ; Sep 2015 ROTM (custom muli-lens 7" fogs)

                    3-way quad wiring; foreground limiter; squirrel finder;

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                    • #11
                      Stopped working on brackets. Unfortunately it was just not going to work with the auto leveler and instability of the bracket near turn signals. The amount of work I needed to do wasn’t going to be pretty. My first issue was the fact that they were aftermarket. I had factory but a while ago a bezel broke so I only had one OEM bezel. OEM was perfect circumference to fit the q45s but the aftermarkets were not. Decided to go with the Japanese Altezza, not is300, headlights. What I will be doing is just a simple lip to marry both the stock reflector and face of the q45s together. Using Altezza headlights because I have the Altezza fenders and because the headlights only use one turn signal light instead of two which come standard with the is300 I will be rewiring one to work for the fender side marker.

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                      • #12
                        This is my is300, aswell as the headlights and how I’ve just slipped the q45 face behind the bezel to sit perfect.

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                        • #13
                          So it worked out in the end. As long as the alignment is good, you won't need a lot of additional adjustability.
                          Jul 2012 ROTM (3-way quad headlight) ; Sep 2015 ROTM (custom muli-lens 7" fogs)

                          3-way quad wiring; foreground limiter; squirrel finder;

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by satrya View Post
                            So it worked out in the end. As long as the alignment is good, you won't need a lot of additional adjustability.
                            Are these Q45 for a GS Lexus car?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lexus4jess View Post

                              Are these Q45 for a GS Lexus car?
                              I guess this question is intended for OP, not me?

                              OP's vehicle is an IS / Altezza.
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