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Old 01-28-2019, 09:27 PM
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Does anyone make headlight blanks for the C7? I'm looking for something I can use to fill the hole if I remove the headlight assemblies to save weight. Ideally it would attach just like the stock pieces so I can swap the lights back in if I need them.
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:34 PM
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Do you have the lens covers? I can make some CF covers, but need yours to make mold. I'm not sure how to best attachment, at high speeds they have to really be on there solid. You'd have to install some brackets/braces in the hole that sit behind the blank and allow the blanks to attach to the tabs/brackets
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Do you have the lens covers? I can make some CF covers, but need yours to make mold. I'm not sure how to best attachment, at high speeds they have to really be on there solid. You'd have to install some brackets/braces in the hole that sit behind the blank and allow the blanks to attach to the tabs/brackets
Thanks. I'll have to pull the assemblies and take a look, I suspect it's a single piece.
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Sean - Contact AJ Hartman of AJ Hartman aero. If you send he your lights he can make bolt-in fillers that would screw into the OEM mounts I'm sure. I was thinking of the same thing.

https://ajhartmanaero.com/
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Sean,

I am currently building a set of carbon fiber headlight block-offs for a Viper. The factory units weigh 11 lbs. each. If you are interested, I will post photos of the process when I get a little further along with the project. I am pulling the molds right now, but the hard part will be the rear braces to the factory pick-up points that will be strong enough without adding too much weight.

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Pulling molds off of thousand dollar headlight assemblies is a lot of fun. LOL

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I to am looking, i would be open to going in halfsies on any development for a mold or something like that.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:22 PM
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Well this building headlight blanks turns out to be a little more complex than I expected. Building the basic blanks wasn't too big a deal - pull molds then pull the blank out of the mold, and finish. However, the car I am working on, and I suspect the C7, doesn't have a very convenient way to attach the blanks to the car. I had to build carbon fiber braces that run back to the headlight mounting posts, but since the headlights were basically unsupported where they meet the front valance it required additional tabs for support. I was able to attach these tabs to the hood with 3M double-sided tape, which appears to work well. I was still able to keep the weight to under 1 pound - a lot better than the 11 pound headlight assemblies. Here are a couple of construction shots.

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Thanks for the update! Still interested in a C7 solution of you come up with one.
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Five star race bodies made them for the C6 - they show all of the windows for a C7 but no headlight covers yet. Maybe give them a call and see if it's something they are planning on.

http://www.fivestarbodies.com/store/...parent=82&pg=1
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I noticed the phoenix racing C7 appears to have blanks not sure where they came from or if they're custom.
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How about getting a pair of used/non working ones and gutting them?
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How about getting a pair of used/non working ones and gutting them?
I thought about that but suspect most of the ones you'd find have broken lenses.
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popping out carbon fiber lens would not be hard, so even if you found a set with broken lenses but the tabs to mount it that would be ideal
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Originally Posted by tw78911sc View Post
popping out carbon fiber lens would not be hard, so even if you found a set with broken lenses but the tabs to mount it that would be ideal
You are correct. The carbon fiber lenses were the easy part - the tabs to mount them are more critical. Here are the finished lenses that I built for a "damn old Dodge".

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your headlights, plus a vacuum table and some lexan and youd have bullet proof ultra light weight lenses in minutes.



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Originally Posted by lobsterroboto View Post
I noticed the phoenix racing C7 appears to have blanks not sure where they came from or if they're custom.
They just wrap yellow vinyl over the OEM lights I think.
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Originally Posted by 3X2 View Post
How about getting a pair of used/non working ones and gutting them?
That make the most sense. You don't have to reinvent the wheel on mounting. Gut everything other than the lens and mount points, cover in vinyl, done. If the lens is cracked you can epoxy it and sand flat.
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A buddy backed in to his C7 and cracked one of the headlight lenses. So I have a passenger side. Now I just need a divers side.
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The set Pappy made for AZ Viper look fantastic.. Not to mention the ACR wheel well vents you cut in his CF hood.. Great Work Pappy (as Always)!
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