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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2005, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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hideaway headlight question

how hard is it to turn a non-hideaway headlight car into a car with them? And does anyone make a kit to do so? thanks
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I'm not an expert, however, I've seen a lot of parts for sale on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1968-...spagenameZWDVW

It's just a hinged headlamp assembly, vacuum canister, switch assembly and some other miscellaneous parts.
Probably under 300.00 ??
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It's not that easy - you really need a "donor" car. Everything behind the front bumper is different, including the bumper brackets themselves. There is no "kit" for this, and the only parts available are the commonly serviced components, like the actuators, bushing kits, seals, hoses, etc. The structural components are only available from other cars. I've done 2 conversions, and it's not a pleasant job. I used donor cars for both conversions plus a bunch of repro parts to replace the worn out components. Total cost was in the $1000-range by the time it was all done.
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If you're handy you can fabricate most of the brackets. It helps if you have access to some machine shop tools and a welder.
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cool thanks. I am a helicopter mechanic so it should be no problem. I say this now. lol and thanks for the link to e-bay. And thanks lars for the info. I guess i will just keep an eye on e-bay for all the parts. ALOHA
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the bumper and everything I got for $700.00 from Bethels goat farm

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Price 3 dollars
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Speciality Tempest GTO, and LeMans Used Parts

Now this was a few years ago and the bummper was bad but they make ropos now
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It's not that easy - you really need a "donor" car. Everything behind the front bumper is different, including the bumper brackets themselves. There is no "kit" for this, and the only parts available are the commonly serviced components, like the actuators, bushing kits, seals, hoses, etc. The structural components are only available from other cars. I've done 2 conversions, and it's not a pleasant job. I used donor cars for both conversions plus a bunch of repro parts to replace the worn out components. Total cost was in the $1000-range by the time it was all done.
More trouble than it's worth.

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sounds like it.
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sounds like it.
it is...........

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money could be better spent on mods.
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