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Old 11-20-2012, 06:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up New headlights installed.

Well this is the first work I've ever done on a vehicle and it turned out well I think

btw as for you guys shaking you're head at me for being 27 and not knowing jack about working on cars( yea I can feel your vibes) I'm a computer tech who builds custom rigs for gamers/video editors so there. I now want to us the work on my truck, my fathers 91 s-10 blazer and a 97 olds 88 to spend more time with my father and learn what I should have so many years ago. I've said my peace. Lay into me if ya want.....pics now.









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Old 11-20-2012, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What are you going to do with your old lights?! What year is the HL?

Looks good!
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You know you could have just polished out the old ones then gave them a good coating of clear coat to keep them from hazing, but there is nothing wrong with new.

Oh and computers and cars aren't so different. They both have very similar troubleshooting paths and installation techniques. All you need to do is familiarize yourself with their specific components and you're set.


Just so you know there is a UV resistant clear coat that is available on the market that will help your new headlights from fogging over like the old ones. You may want to give it a try.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would clean them up like frogg mentioned, then re-sell them on Ebay to recoup some costs.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The new head lights look amazing! Sure it's not the cheap way, but replacing the lights is the best way to make it look perfect again. Just keep the lights of the sun (ie park facing the shade)
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The old lights some traded got some 1911 mags.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You know you could have just polished out the old ones then gave them a good coating of clear coat to keep them from hazing, but there is nothing wrong with new.

Oh and computers and cars aren't so different. They both have very similar troubleshooting paths and installation techniques. All you need to do is familiarize yourself with their specific components and you're set.


Just so you know there is a UV resistant clear coat that is available on the market that will help your new headlights from fogging over like the old ones. You may want to give it a try.
I spent one day in a computer class and walked out. I learned computers on my own through many years but I was young. At an older starting age will I ever be that proficient with automobiles?
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Where did you get the new lights from? I assume that they are aftermarket lights? What brand are they? Are you going to do a how to for this project?
I want to replace my 02 lights with 06 lights, as I like their look much better.

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Where did you get the new lights from? I assume that they are aftermarket lights? What brand are they? Are you going to do a how to for this project?
I want to replace my 02 lights with 06 lights, as I like their look much better.

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I got them on amazon from Best Price Mirror
http://This page is where I ordered from http://This page is where I ordered from



Item(s) Subtotal: $77.41
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I got them on amazon from Best Price Mirrorhttp://This page is where I ordered from



Item(s) Subtotal: $77.41
Shipping & Handling: $11.98
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Total before tax: $89.39
Sales Tax: $0.00
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Were the headlights exact OEM fitment? I've been looking at replacement headlights on the net for a while but I've seen some replacements that people said didn't fill out as well as the ones from the factory.
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How long did this process take you?
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