Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by Hartman, September 10, 2003.
made a sticky.
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nice job hartman
Damn Hartman, that looks hella better than mine. NICE work. Way to figure out a better way to do it that looks cleaner.
I just completed doing this.
It looks good for the most part. I'm glad i did it. Now i just need to replace the amber bulbs. What is legal? Or does it differ from state to state? I don't think clear bulbs are legal are they?
To anyone else: It only took about an hour, and i'm very slow w/ tools. I went and bought a dremel, and now i'm about to go take it back...
go buy a can on silver engine paint. very lightly "mist" the stock amber bulbs. this will make them appear clear in the corners, yet they will still blink amber. in all honesty, they work better than amber LED's.
I'm going to try the Silverstar turn signal bulbs and see how they are. Hopefully they won't light up blue.
my uncle is a cop in moore, he says you can't have blue bulbs, he says he won't pull anyone over for them cause he has em on his 03 cobra. most cops in okc aren't punks about it. does anyone know if the headlights from an x will bolt in to a mountie grill? i can't take the amber out of mine cause it's actually part of the corner. damn the luck!!
what up man!? hey it's good to see another fellow man from okc area or that matter ok. so what about your mounty man. do you have any mods done to it?
Hey guys. I just did this today and it looks really cool. I was bored with te orange and decided I'd do a little work on my own. I'm looking at the budget mods and this was a good one. (Used a borrowed Dremel and whatever silicon caulk we had at the house). But, really good idea and the cuts barely show. If you guys have any other cheap or free mod ideas, please post. I don't a have a lot done, but it's alright. Good post.
I also have a set of stockers I need to get rid of since I no longer have the X.
Anyone who wants them let me know
Do you have to use a dremal or could you use a good boxer cutter style tool?
like a razor knife? definately not...but see if your neighbor has a dremel, if you're careful, it will be okay...just try to cut on the out side seam parallel to the back of the lens as to not cut all the sides the same direction or it will fall into the hole and be a real pain to stick back on...
The plastic is a good 1/16" thick. A dremel tool is required.
I was wondering about the thickness..
Maybe I'll see if I can find a pair at a junkyard toplay with or just go ahead and just buy a set of clears and pray for the best
I just did the clear thing the other night. I followed what hartman said to do and they came out great! Of course had i paid better attention, I wouldnt have scratched the silver side. I onlt put in one small scratch. I sealed them with loctite and they look awesome. This was suprisingly easy to do.
Now all i need are APC titans.
have you tried the Silverstar bulbs yet? Do they look ok when on/blinking? Thanks!
No I decided against the Silverstar turn signal bulbs. They make the lense look blue when they're off (which I hate). They flash amber just like the stock bulbs.
can someone tell me how to get the corner lense off of the truck? does it just snap in/out or are there screws somewhere? thanks.
To take out the corner....at least on a 1996:
The two plastic flaps above the headlights...flip them up.
There are two screws that are clearly holding in the lense...unscrew them.
Then just yank the thing out, it will take some force, but it will come out.
Then just unscrew the bulbs.
is this possible with a 3rd gen? (02 sport)
it looks like the amber in my corner is actually part of the plastic.
Good question, Would like to try this on my 01 Sport if it is possible.
Just a random thought on an old thread.
Every one seems to have issues with their aftermarket clears going yellow in a few months.
As a response we remove the orange from the stockers for DIY clears.
Problem is that the reflector is a required thing by law. Hence why the white one is in clears, to make them DOT approved.
So when those clears go yellow why don't we pull those white reflectors out and swap them for the oranges in our higher quality factory housings?
It would hide any scrathes in the silver and the cut mark, as well as appearing to be DOT legal