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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject:  Stock Headlight open!!! Reply with quote

Well I noticed there was starting to be a gap between the moulding on the headlight and the lense so one day I went and pulled on the lense....


And that got me interested in seeing if these things can actually come apart. I took the headlight off and started just prying the lense off with my hand from the inner side. Got down the the outside edge and I thought for sure I'd have to break it to get it apart. If I kept prying, the back side plastic housing was moving with it and it was either gonna break or the lense was gonna crack. I took a good look inside with a flashlight to see what was going on. I tried to cut as much of the sealing part as possible from behind the turn signal area, which didn't help too much. So I just pried it more and more and eventually the sealant gave and it came off.... no baking or cutting really Shocked The outer side slips in between two pieces kinda, so gotta pull it straight out too. Here's some pics!




Let's just say the ideas are swirling in my head. I've got big plans Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Project retrofit! I'm jelly!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It opened because the sealant was shot (evident by what the headlight looks like). I opened one up as well (over 5 years ago... see here: http://www.naioa.com/v2/module.....p;start=15 )

The problem is that headlights in good condition won't open up like that. The lens and the inner bezel are sandwiched (with sealant) into the U-shaped channel on the back of the housing and when the the sealant is still good, it doesn't just pry open

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

damn... makes me wanna grab some stocks..take em apart, paint em same color as my car, and switch off

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:32 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

NapT0wnRider317 wrote:
damn... makes me wanna grab some stocks..take em apart, paint em same color as my car, and switch off


they dont come apart, the light he had was in such bad shape it fell apart.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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NapT0wnRider317 wrote:
damn... makes me wanna grab some stocks..take em apart, paint em same color as my car, and switch off


they dont come apart, the light he had was in such bad shape it fell apart.


i just seen your link.. thanks for saving me the trouble then.

any suggestions??? i always had a vision with my backgrounds being the pearl white.. has anyone done them before? because honestly i been thinking about taking my halos apart i got right now lol.....

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:12 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

the halos come apart, and some brands that look like stock but aren't as quality are able to come apart, oem ones are just compression fitted and sealed. halos come apart easy

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ride on...ya i always thought so just by looking at them, that would come apart...ive havnt seen anybody do it yet, not that it hasnt or cant be done..but i personally havnt seen a impala with the halos being other then the chrome or black housing.. i seen a pearl white escalade, he had after market halos, they were beautiful, and the backgrounds were painted pearl white too, ever sense then ive wanted to do it...just too see what the look will be.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:07 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

someone here has done them in red. i forget who it is though.

edit: I knew it was wedebrook lol
http://www.naioa.com/v2/module.....amp;CID=83

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

unbelievable.. that red impala is nice..them lights killerr..i think white. will give a different look..I'm going to try..

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

YOU LUCKY SOB... i have had wet dreams about this
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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YOU LUCKY SOB... i have had wet dreams about this

You have some F'd up wet dreams... Just sayin'. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:53 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Brigoyanks wrote:
YOU LUCKY SOB... i have had wet dreams about this

Wanna buy them? Laughing I'm thinking of just buying an aftermarket stock appearing light and retrofit them. Even if the seal is crappy, I would be resealing them anyway, so that wouldn't be an issue.

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