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From the beginning I would have preferred 7 inch Halogen headlights, but 10 years of wishing only gave me a hand full of poop. After seeing the drawbacks over time of these rare/expensive plastic pods, I want real bulbs even more. Hell, maybe even with halos, but more likely LEDS for the DRLs. If only it was as easy as it is in photoshop. :yesnod
 

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Wow that would look really nice. I never was sold on that bar across the headlights. That would take a lot of work and a lot of money but... if money were no obstacle it could be done. Unfortunately, money is always an obstacle.
 

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Bruce I didn't think I would like your rendition...I was wrong, it looks really fantastic. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but personally I like yours better than stock.

You know all it would take is an insertable bucket to do this. Somebody good with molds could do this no problem.
 

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Bruce,
Beautiful rendition on the concept headlights. Like 'spook', I prefer your design over than the Chevy production. Agree that all one needs is the bucket to insert; from the front the headlight cutout in the fender is just a circle. Wish I were handier in the metalwork department or I'd give it a shot.
~ Carl
 

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Man... That looks way better than the goofy OEM's. I hate the OEM lights and have tried to figure out way to install something different. I think the horizontal curiture of the fender makes it difficult. I have a pair of new old stock VW/Porcsh headlight assemblys from the 60's that I thought would look cool but I don't have the skills to make them work. Anyway, good job on the Photoshop... Now make it happen. :)
 

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Hey Carlbush, never to late to start a second career you know. I'd certainly be inline to buy a set.
 

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That does look very cool Bruce! :thumbs
I agree with an earlier poster about the shortened spear.
It probably would not be difficult for a good metal man to do on an individual basis, not so sure a pop in kit would be very easy though.

Other than the obvious, not sure why the 240Z came to mind.

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When I gassed up 1/2 home today I used the widow washing sponge to loosen up some of the bug on the grill.

I hate headlight with crevices for bugs and stuff to get caught in.

Hard to clean


my 2 cents worth
 

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Here's a sample of using a VW headlight
 

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Other than the obvious, not sure why the 240Z came to mind.
That's what I used because there are so many pictures available it's easier to find one at the right angle, but there are a number of cars built that way.

It's more complicated because the seam where the metal meets the plastic goes right through the middle of the headlight. Since the bucket can't be attached all the way around it would have to be well braced to the fender or it would wiggle.
 

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I like everything about my SSR with the exception of the headlights. Those pictures look so much better. I prefer my vehicles to look "stock" but if someone made some kind of bolt in replacements to make that look happen I would be in line to get them.
 

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LOOKS GREAT, Bruce . . .

I have always questioned the "New Headlights" on newer vehicles as just another idiotic way to waste money with no real improvement overall.
 
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