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Headlight dress up?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Steve88, Mar 21, 2000.

  1. Steve88

    Steve88 1/2 ton status

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    Any ideas on dressing up the headlights on my 88? Haven't seen a lot of nice add-ons... I'd like some cheap ideas if you have any? Nope, don't want to buy a new grill.

    I was thinking of just getting some tinted plexiglass and cutting some covers. Anything that would do it without hiding the lights too much. I do need to see at night! [​IMG] Any ideas?
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    <font color=red>Steve88</font color=red>[​IMG]
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  2. Boggin' Blazer

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    You could add a little shag carpet around the enge to give you an eerie lighting scheme!!!!
    HEHEHEHEH

    Enuff playing!
    David

    [​IMG]Drive it like you<font color=red>Stole</font color=red>it!!![​IMG]
     
  3. BlueKnight

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    I had those covers up until the time I was pulled over and asked to remove them. They did cut about 20% of light intensity, but they looked really good.
     
  4. Eagle86K5

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    I pulled the covers off and painted them black...looks nice.

    <font color=green>Eagle86K5[​IMG]

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  5. Burt4x4

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    How about window tint and cut a bowtie out in the center?
    I'm sure the cops would love that one! [​IMG]
    It looks fine the way it is![​IMG]
    Burt4x4

    Rock ON!
     
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    Where's your bowtie?....

    flat black spray paint
    w / masking tape
    its addictive...
     
  7. Steve88

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    hmmm....yup, the previous owner neglected to add it back after he put that snazzy square tube grill on....at least that was his excuse. [​IMG]

    I need another one for sure.

    As for painting the headlight trim black, I tried it (in PaintShop-Pro anyway!) and it kinda makes it look like the trim is missing. What if I wrapped some chrome mesh-screen around the trim to make it "rock resistant"?

    <font color=red>Steve88</font color=red>[​IMG]
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  8. delta9blazer

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    this may be illegal for vehicles operating on u.s. highways.

    in my ninja days, we would use pinstripe tape to black-out our taillights. space the stripes horizontally, one stripe width between each one. no difference in light output, but it looks blacked out when lights aren't on.

    i like the screen idea, also. you could paint the screen, maybe with a bow tie.

    <font color=purple>delta9blazer</font color=purple>
     
  9. Steve88

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    Hadn't thought of that. Here I was trying to think of a place to get chrome screen. I might try the painted approach. All white with a bow-ti in the middle! [​IMG]

    (can ya see the light bulbs lighting on top of my head?)

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  10. Mr Red

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    Looks fine to me. Except for the missing bowtie. Maybe a junkyard for just the chrome outer part of a stock grill and back that with some mesh to protect the radiator. Just an idea.

    <font color=red>David, '86 K5</font color=red>
     

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