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Wow last I looked those ones were like 150-170
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Taking his screen name he might have a 93 model.
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D'oh! Of course
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umm.... wtf are you guys talking about?
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which guys ^? and in which context, the headlight mod the 93 styles being available on ebay.....???
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sorry, the headight mod
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basically you toss your headlights in the oven at about 200 degrees and let the glue holding the outer clear plast melt, pry em apart and paint the unused chrome inside to match the color of your truck. it looks really cool. do a search for it.

most people have done them on black trucks so they just paint em black. but a few have done red, and Bob did black on his silver truck ( looks pimp)
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Here are a few pictures so far. Going to shoot another coat or two of paint on them tommorrow and then put them back together!

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Can't quite tell, but the headlights are in the oven

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Lens removed and all glue taken off

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Taped off

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After 2 coats of primer and 1 coat of black

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Right lens has 3 coats black, left lens has 2. The paint in the right lens is a bit smoother due to the extra coat of paint.
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carefull pealing the tape off with all of those layers of paint! they look good so far.

any reason why you're keepin around the turn signals chrome instead of painting them too?
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whoa, that looks cool. i need to get a newer truck so i can do that....
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cant wait to see the finished product but looking good so far... id love to do it but i would tootally fubar that thing up
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carefull pealing the tape off with all of those layers of paint! they look good so far.

any reason why you're keepin around the turn signals chrome instead of painting them too?
Not really, haha. I think it might decrease the light output of the headlights a small bit. Worse comes to worse and I don't like it, it'll be easy to remask and paint again.

Thanks for the feedback o far guys! Waiting on paint to dry now.
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Taking his screen name he might have a 93 model.
Actually I have an 02. Got them on ebay for $89 shipped. Wasnt really worth the trouble of doin the mod for that price. Here is the link to the auction I won. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWN%3AIT
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Yeah, I was lookin at those yesterday!! They have them for 58 + 33s&h or 68 + 33s&h
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Dang! They were much expensive a month or two ago...

Oh well I had the headlights already. Plus I will take OEM over eBay anyday.

Almost finished up! Just gotta glue them together again!

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they make already black ones...
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them things look hella awsome Kyle now put em on the truck...you got ambers or clears

if you got clears you might wanna think bout doin it to them..cuz they will look kinda goofy thats what i had to do...
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I've got Ambers for now. Jared has my clears and he's supposed to be doing it to them because he's got the stuff for it. I don't have a heat gun.
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heat gun..i never used a heat gun on mine..maybe thats why one of em cracked..

Jared ring in and tell me how do to it lol....i got me a heat gun..whats the deal man :)
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Those look great!
not to get too far off topic, but how do you do get the corners to seperate? Its not the same process as with the headlights is it?
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yea those came out real good.
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Thanks everyone! i didnt get enough caulk on them the first time to seal them up so they fogged up a bit. I wiped them out with a screwdriver and a rag through the light holes and caulked them up nice and good. Hopefully that will do the trick!
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Those look great!
not to get too far off topic, but how do you do get the corners to seperate? Its not the same process as with the headlights is it?
yes at a lower temp because they can warp really easy
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It may be different for like stock corner lenses and clear corners... I don't know.
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Looks good kyle....I was thinking about white for my truck, but eh too much work for something prolly no-one would really notice.

Pics of it on the truck?
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