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anyone else do the celebrity headlight upgrade?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    ive been working with blazecraze on this, but i cant seem to get in touch with him. i need to mount the headlights form the celebruty into my 86, but i dont want to screw it up and could use some help. pics, templates, anything.

    thanks

    tom
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif never heard of such crazyness,LOL /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    this is his setup. i love it and have all the parts, but am having some trouble. its different, and i kimd of like it a bit more than the regular 89-91 setup.
     
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    Seems like a bunch of trouble for something that will probably get broken anyway.... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    maybe i can give ya a hand with it tues night (meaning my battered lazy ass wont be by tonight /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif)

    do you have all the cutting tools you may need? i can bring anything ya need.. sawzall, jigsaw, electric or air cutoff tool, air shears, nibblers, die grinder, whatever...

    i'll give ya a buzz between 4:30 and 5:00?
     
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    Seems like a bunch of trouble for something that will probably get broken anyway.... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    why would it get broken? its working fone in 2 other members rides that i know of.
     
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    What year celeb do u use? What parts are needed?
     
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    Rocks and trees seem to like to break expensive things... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    if i remember correctly, its from 87-89. easy to find at a junkyard. you need the 2 headlights, the 2 lower blinke lights, and about 10" of wiring from each plug from the celebrity. i just yanked the whole heaqdlight wiring harness, but is not needed.

    then of course you need the grille and bezels from the 89-91 blazer.
     
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    I'm looking for the templet that we used when we did it. It is by far a lot better looking than the 89-91 headlights and Blazekraze had the 96 headlights in his old K-5 and didn't like the way they lite up the road.
     
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    that would be great man. ill try to get them in with 2 people, ill let you know how it goes!!!
     
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    How do you get these aimed right? I thought the celebrity had the lights angled back a little more. A K5 is nearly flat across the front. Wouldn't the light point in towards the center?
     
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    im pretty sure by manipulating the three bolts you use to install them, you can aim them anywhere you want.
     
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    I think that looks cool. Though, I dont have the parts or the time or the desire to do it myself. Anyone want to volunteer to do mine? I'll buy the beer and you can call me on my cell phone when you are done. Good luck!
     
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    My point is that if the headlamp is designed for a vehicle with a "pointy" front, the reflectors will be designed to shine at an angle relative to the front surface of the lens. To aim the lights straight, you would have to duplicate the angle they are mounted in on the donor vehicle. If this is a lot different from the angle of the K5 grill, it will look kind of funny.
     
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    That year Celebrity did not have a pointy front. It was squarish. I think you may be thinking of the Corsica or Beretta.

    I personally would like to see one of these conversions. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    John
     
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    theres an 89 celebrity
     
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    well, i mounted one lower light so far, and when ryoken gets here with the sawzal, ill be able to mount the headlights. ill take some pictures and post them. i really think this gives the k5 a unique look, and props to whoever did it first!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    OK, so what are the pro's of doing this? From what I have read so far they fit (with modification) into 89-91 light bezels, are better lighting?, unique, and??? Are these cheap to get from the junkyard? Just wondering what the complete run down on this swap is that makes it worth the time and effort /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    personally, i like the look. i bought the center grille form car-part .com for 30 bucks, got the lights and wiring from a local junkyard for 30 bucks, and the 2 end bezels new from a website and i forget the price. maybe 20 bucks a piece?
     

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