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Old 11-28-2006, 04:57 PM   #21
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also, this will be easier when i have them in my hand, iv never really looked closely at one before.
dare i say this is why we are telling you why your gonna have problems
yes but, None of you have done it before, and nor have I, so thats why i started this thread,

Heck anything can be done, Its just how much time and money you have or want to spend

Im taking all your guys input and going, its not a big deal to make a bracket but you keep saying i Cant.
But brackets can be maid, things can be done, just have to engineer it sense its never been done before

Also there probably more then one right way to do this.

Pat arnt you going to do it, So why don't we both do it and see what happens, see what works and what doesn't.
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Pat arnt you going to do it, So why don't we both do it and see what happens, see what works and what doesn't.
yes but i already have a set of 96-99 headlights and a extra set of 92-95 headlights sitting here right next to me....that is why i am telling you the things that I am....i know you dont want to believe me, but some things are just the way they are
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yeah, but in not useing anything from the 92-95.

Have you brought them out to your car, and taken your HL out and test fit yet?
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Ryan...center of grill height is approx 6 inches. Edges are much shorter.
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Have you brought them out to your car, and taken your HL out and test fit yet?
yes and Bill was on the phone.....i did it about 6 weeks ago, and i have been brainstrotming with him ever since
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guys.. its been done before.. why are you trying to talk him out of is so much



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It barely touches the hood/grill. It took about 4-5 hours to figure out how it could be done and then about 1-2 hours of fabracation per side. moslt channeling brackets and grinding/ cutting the metal that holds the headlight. If anybody else wants it done I will do it at my work for 4-6hours of shop time. shop time is 65/hour. not cheap but I only have the tools to do this at my work. If you own an air saw a die grinder and bench grinder and dremel . and have 1-2 days off . go for it. It is not impossible. I ordered the HID kits from a guy on ebay. 2 6500K kits were 529 with shipping included. I'll try to get some more pics for you guys.

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Haro, yeah thats what i want to know.

Also yeah i knew it was done before, but that person vanished.. so its like no help, and i PMed him once, he wanted me to pay him to do that work would not give out info on how he did it.
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Thats cool, but the time+labour+cost? for me its not adding up to worthwhile results. I appreciate the effort, but it seems to be a lot of effort without a big change to the look.

A brand new set of 92-95 HL assemblies would do it.

But thats just me.

At a quick glance, I dont see much of a difference.
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The 92-95 HL are the same price as the 96-99, so for me, i go, why the heck not

I already done AL7'*, Dash w/ HUD, Cleared Tails, Deleted Chrome.... so the labor isn't a big deal to me.

But if pat and i can figure out a "easy" way to do this, i think it shouldn't be so bad for others to do, Because it is a fact the the clear lens does put out more light then cut glass on any style of light.
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The lens on my 96 appear to be held together with clips and are probably sealed together somehow. can you just change the lenses? if someone can seperate corners and tales, then there must be a way to do HL as well. just throwing out an idea, good luck.
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