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Old 06-10-2019, 07:09 PM
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I have come across a thread or two about swapping out the OEM lights for a 4 rectangular light set up. Not the FIAA things behind the plexiglass, but a true pip up system.Those threads are pretty old so I can't access a lot of the pics or links. I thought I had my build all figured out until I saw some of those pictures and now my TO DO list just got longer. If anyone has any info on this type of swap I would love to hear it. I know that the company that made the kits is no longer around, but I want to start with what make/model gm cars would have a set up for the swap. I know this thread will appeal to only a few, but I would appreciate whatever I can find out. Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:34 PM
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I did this change out in steps over the years, the OEM lights got wiped out by a deer back in '98, and so in went the Eckler's sugar scoops, and the taller rectangular bulbs they used, then a truck backed his fugly hitch into the left front and wiped out a bunch of crap....so went to the shorter rectangular fixed bulbs and reduced the opening from that huge gap, down some 50% fore/aft.......and the later F body lights GLASS and from junkyard complete with all the mountng/adjustment hardware, made my own mounts from PVC plastic from hardware store, and stainless screws and GOOD glue, they stable today about 15 years later.....AND on the glass I found, the bulbs were glued in, so replacement is simple.....

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BTW, my concept before, the first wipe out was to use these bulbs in the operating setup, but opening about 1/2 as high, and electric ......well so much for those DEER thoughts......
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:47 PM
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Mr V. your pictures didn't come through so please try again. I figured from what I was able to find out that the later F body was where I needed to go for the guts, and fabbing up some mounts. ANd I also read that I will need to cut off some of the aluminum behind the old set up. Not an issue for me. I have already made the electric motor swap on the lights. I feel myself getting sucked into a big dark hole. But I just loved the look on the ones I came across. Then I just found one of the bezels for $30, and it's off to the races....Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:34 PM
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apparently there are about 4 or 5 different pop up f body headlights. What year did you use. I had a 68 Firebird vert. So to me a 71 is a late f body.
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