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01+ Ranger BLACK headlights/ Corners?!

Well I have clears that I cracked one anyway, so I thought I would try to toss them in the oven and paint black mod, well no matter what I did I melted both of them, not bad at all, but still you can tell a little. I don't care since they are just some $30 corner lights, but I want the headlights too, but don't wnat to risk it at all. I found these on Ebay, but seems kinda high to me, anyone know of any other lights just like these?


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um.. it's that, or do it yourself.
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If you bought those, you could probably sell your old headlights for a good price. They're like $100 new. That'd offset the price a little bit.
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45 dollars to ship, that's outrageous. I'd like a set of those though.
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Man those are tight they even come with the corners!
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i wanted to buy just the clear corners off that guy.
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buy em
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i sent the Seller a Question asking if he'd be willing to sell the corner lenses seperate... i know he'll probably say no, but, it can't hurt to ask.
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i think i may end up buying them as well
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Wonder how they are put together I dont feel like asking him?
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They offer these now. We should get royalties on them! We thought up the mod first!
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Wonder how they are put together I dont feel like asking him?
Thats about the only thing I am worried about, pay $200+ for some headlights, they should be BETTER then OE quality, witch half the time they are not
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wow i really like those, for some reason look better than the stock ones just painted black(same thing i know though)

im gonna start to save for those now
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hmm good find. we tried to locate some spare headlights to do this mod with and came up empty handed...so its buy stockers off ebay or a parts place or those...i cant wait till sarah sees em...
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Those are looking good!! Found some more on there also...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-05...ayphotohosting
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Maybe the oven isn't the solution...

I did a mod very similar to this on my Maxima. I melted 2 headlights before I finally decided that the oven was a bad idea. I boiled up a big pot of water and dropped them in until I could easily pry them apart. They came apart like butter and didn't melt or warp. When it came time to put them back together, I got them as close as I could (there was this nasty black goop on the seems that helped them stick together) and then submerged the seams in the water so they would seal. I've done a few sets this way now and they've turned out perfect. Once they're apart you just clean the inside to get rid of the water spots. And as long as you don't submerge them when you put them back together, everything turns out great. I suppose you could always use a heat gun on the seams during assembly..

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hmmm...anyone else tried the boiling water method? doesnt sound quite as risky as the whole oven thing...
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Except the part about using YOUR HANDS to put something into boiling water.

Fair trade for black headlights, though.
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i posted these in a forum i while back i really like them as well but cant figure out why you can by the clear ones for half the price then they paint them black they charge you double for them and triple for shipping if they were a little cheaper i would definatly have a set. O well i just had to get the gts headlight covers.
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Except the part about using YOUR HANDS to put something into boiling water.

Fair trade for black headlights, though.
Yes, that's the funny thing about heat. But I suspect you'd have the same problems in the oven, lol

I had an old pair of MIG welding gloves that I use when I do the boiling water. As long as you don't leave your hands soaking in there, the water is only pee warm by the time it soaks through the gloves. Once the lights are out of the water they cool off pretty quick. I've had to dip them back in on a few occassions to get them to loosen back up.

The first time I did it I tried to use gardening gloves and dip my hands in there real quick. VERY bad idea.

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wow i really like those, for some reason look better than the stock ones just painted black(same thing i know though)

im gonna start to save for those now
I think mine look better than that...

oh ya mine were FREE too.
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how about some pliers to hold them by thier holes (the ones for the lights), until you pull it back out?
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I know clear corners are illegal, but how would the black ones reflect light?
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I know clear corners are illegal, but how would the black ones reflect light?
Clear corners are not illegal not the ones on the rangers because they dont flash with the turn signals.
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In OH I thought they were Illegal? Doesn't it depend on the state?
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