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I want to eliminate the roll over head lights on my GT. Has someone here done this before? I never really liked them anyway, and there full of problems. If not I'll keep you up to date on what I do about mine.
 

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OH NO

Keep them. They are sooooo cooooool. The Gt is the only car in the world with lights like that!!!! FIx em. Its worth it.
 

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I would keep them But!! They almost got me killed one night. I kept them in good working order, and never had a problem. I hit a bump on a curve and the passenger light unlocked. Scared the h#ll out of me. They never worked right since.

Plus takeing them out will take weight out of the nose.
 

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Yea. thats what I want to do to mine. Do you know what kind of lights they used, and the body work to make it look like that?
 

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As a matter of fact I do......

I really like the looks of it so I tracked down the actual body shop that did it. NOT CHEAP. The lights are PIAA driving lights. 2 sets obviously. That'll run ya $300 alone probably.

Anyway, Cars Autobody in Pasadena

Daniel Gamez
626-796-3634

I called him and asked him how much to do that. He told me, labor alone was $700.

Someone told me that somewhere in one of these forums is a document with instructions on how to do that. Gary? Any idea on where that might be?
 

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I *believe* he's refering to an article that appeared in 'The Blitz' a while ago (last year perhaps?), describing the installation. It's definitely a job that requires certain tools and experience with sheet-metal fabrication. I'd contact John Seaman at www.opelclub.com and ask him, or try their archives online.

Bob
 

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Headlights

My home state of SD, which is usually pretty lax on laws pertaining to cars has a minimum height spec. of 24" to the center of the bulb. Every single good looking fixed light conversion I have ever seen (and mine, which looked bad) was not legal because of this. Just one more thing to consider.

Perhaps the headlights from one of the Porsche's, 944's I believe, where the flip-up light comes up in the back instead of the front could be adapted? Otherwise, the hole where the headlight mechanism is is certainly big enough to fabricate a filler into with the regular flip-up lenses from anything you found an a junk-yard. Do it right, and if you decided later to go back to the roll over lights you could.
 

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24"

Well, fortunatley in GA, my car is old enough that it doesnt need to go through inspection and I seriously doubt that if I got pulled over that the cop would get out his measuring stick. AT least Id hope he/she wouldnt.
 

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Just be glad you don't live in CA, I guess the rice burner guys there have a lot of problems with the gustapos isuing fix-it tickets for stupid little things, and they DO carry around a tape measure for just such things.

But I think most of us are safe because our cars fall under the "classic car" category, I think the cutoff point is mid 70's or something, plus it's the stock height, so they don't have much to go on.
 
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