Blacked out everything but the reflectors on my 97 headlight - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos Post pictures, sounds, and VIDEOS of Your GM Vehicle. We want to see 'em! (Any picture or video files must be posted on a server somewhere to be linked here). Also post pics of Regional or National meets.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-12-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: south bend , IN
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
97SSE is on a distinguished road
Default Blacked out everything but the reflectors on my 97 headlight

Damn , I didnt even know a bonniville site existed like this .....cool . Thought I would post pics of my headlight mod . It made the front of my 97 look alot more with the times and it still looks like it could be stock . All I did was separate the headlight lens , and corner lens from the housings and painted everything but the reflectors flat black like the newer style headlights . Also on the clear headlight lens I had to paint everything but the front of the lens , on that I painted on the inside . Its pretty easy to do , just tedius , getting the housing warmed up enuff to not spider web the chrome reflectors and to make the sealant plyable enuff to pry the lens apart . The lens and housing are VERY easy to crack . Definately worth the time spend , the end result looks awesome .








....and heres what happens when u get lazy and dont heat the lens up enuff . I thought the lens was plastic lexan , but its glass . Now I gotta look ghetto fabulous till the new headlight comes :(

[/img]
97SSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 03:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Corn Fields, IN
Posts: 2,766
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
John Deere Boy is on a distinguished road
Default

That is one sweet mod you've made ....you're right it does make the car look much more current. Tough luck on the crack...happens to the best of us.

Welcome to the club....hope to see you around.
John Deere Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Western MA
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
randman1 is on a distinguished road
Default

That is pretty cool. Looks like the 2000+ headlights. Nice job.

Has it affected the brightness or light dispersion at all?
randman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Halifax, Canada 91SSE / 97SSEi
Posts: 5,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Merlin 91/97 is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow.... that looks awesome!!!!

Don't suppose you took some "in work/progress" pix?
Merlin 91/97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 03:36 PM   #5
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 2,204
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneAlien is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow.. two awesome cars! Let'* see some better pics of the bonne??
BonneAlien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 05:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Posts: 7,551
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSsuperchargedEi is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow, that looks amazing. More details, please.
SSsuperchargedEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 06:01 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
19bonne93 is on a distinguished road
Default

That looks sweet, did you only clear one of your corners?
19bonne93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 06:38 PM   #8
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 19bonne93
That looks sweet, did you only clear one of your corners?
I wondered why only one corner was cleared..... Looks realy cool with the black
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 10:50 PM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
looong4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Holly, Michigan
Posts: 1,181
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
looong4 is on a distinguished road
Default

that does look awesome. nice work!
looong4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2004, 01:03 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

makes me want a 97 even more
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blacked out 1999 SSE sselover Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 15 05-29-2010 11:53 PM
Saw photo white 92 or 93 w/blacked out headlights artk Detailing & Appearance 4 05-30-2006 03:15 PM
Blacked out windows Jack Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 4 03-05-2006 03:28 PM
2 Reflectors on doors? 1995BvSSE 2000-2005 19 04-13-2005 01:02 AM
Blacked out or clear tail lights JimmyFloyd 1992-1999 5 07-11-2002 09:39 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:38 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.