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Old 10-20-2011, 07:39 AM   #21
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I too am interested. THose round headlights sure are dated. Idealy, I would like to put some REALLY current lenses with halogen bulbs in. Let me look around. About ready to replace my A-Arms with new bushings, ball joints, etc for the beginning of the winter season. That would be the time to tear into it. Also found a new bumper so while I have the old one off ....

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #22
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I was a little surprised to see the square headlight conversion for the Stock Pop ups in the current Corvette Central catalog. Part Numbers 143208 143215 and 14217 No Prices
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:46 PM   #23
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Good find, but discontinued. Ugh ...

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Old 02-26-2012, 04:25 AM   #24
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I believe those part numbers are for the fixed headlights.
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Sorry for resurrecting such an old thread.
Does any one here have an Idea where I can get my hands on one of these kits ? Or let me know which are the correct headlight buckets that can be substituted whiteout tear into the aluminum housing. I really like the look.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:06 PM   #26
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They pop up every now and then.

I see what you did there...
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Sorry for resurrecting such an old thread.
Does any one here have an Idea where I can get my hands on one of these kits ? Or let me know which are the correct headlight buckets that can be substituted whiteout tear into the aluminum housing. I really like the look.

Any headlight mounting cup from an 80's GM car that has four 4x6 headlights will work (Camaro, regal, monte carlo...ect). You have to trim them where they are about an inch wide (use the square hole in the cup as guide, ignore the factory mark as it is curved). You need brackets to relocate the headlight adjusters. The bezels are the hard part to find. I have a full set of brackets and a partial set to use as a pattern to make more. I had 4 sets made and sure the shop still has everything in their computer. I also have a new RH bezel and 3 different sets of mounting instructions.
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Any headlight mounting cup from an 80's GM car that has four 4x6 headlights will work (Camaro, regal, monte carlo...ect). You have to trim them where they are about an inch wide (use the square hole in the cup as guide, ignore the factory mark as it is curved). You need brackets to relocate the headlight adjusters. The bezels are the hard part to find. I have a full set of brackets and a partial set to use as a pattern to make more. I had 4 sets made and sure the shop still has everything in their computer. I also have a new RH bezel and 3 different sets of mounting instructions.
So what are you willing to part with?
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So... does anyone have a set of brackets they'd be willing to sell? I have the bezels and the buckets- I just need the little metal four-hole brackets.

Thanks!!
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:11 PM   #30
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I just got a 73 stingray, it has the rectangle lights in the flip ups. I personally don't like them, and would be interested in swapping for stock.
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I have all the parts from a 76 for the round headlights that i would swap for the square ones you have.
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That whole set up looks extremely similar to the ones used on 98-02 F body Firebirds and Trans Ams. Right down to the trim cover.
If you can pick up a set or know someone with an Fbod it may be worth a look.
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