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well ive been pretty lazy today and decided to do more research on what to do with the vette (74 stingray). the front end is pretty banged up. missing the front bumpeper and some fiberglass damage. also both headlights are broken so itll need a whole new assembly on each side.

i personally dont like the flip up head lights, and if i have to spend 600 for each side then id rather do something that i like. i want to make the vette look more modern, and sleek. so far my best idea is just 'glassing over where the existing lights are, and mounting projectors in the grille. one problem with this is that legally thats to low and i run a risk of getting ticketed.

tell me what you guys think. maybe some ideas on doing a headlight swap from another vehicle.

here are some other pics i found




these lights are form an '02 celica

or if someone knows of some headlights in production that look like these:
 

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thanks for that, the lat link i think looks the best, but still not what im looking for, looking more modern.
 

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IMO this looks the cleanest and has the most potential. If you wanted a more modern look, using round lights over square would help. Incorporating a turn signal into the unit might make it look more modern as well. Here's a pic of the NA2 NSX headlights that's more of a square shape like the Vette for reference.
 

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^^^r those 350Z headlights? do you have any more info on that car?
 

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well looks like this lil project may come sooner than expected. found out last night that a new buddy of mine build custom fiberglass stereo boxes, and said he can repair and customize anything i needed on the car as long as i buy the material and a case of beer.
 

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ya i agree, i think im going to go more of the nsx style.
 

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I say you do the second option, out of all the examples, that one looks the best, to me at least. I used to have a 79 Vette, and actually looked at galssing over the headlights similar to your idea, but saw a friend's and it looked to "heavy" up front. My 2 cents.
 

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I say you do the second option, out of all the examples, that one looks the best, to me at least. I used to have a 79 Vette, and actually looked at galssing over the headlights similar to your idea, but saw a friend's and it looked to "heavy" up front. My 2 cents.
The second would not be that bad...
 

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either do this or nothing stupid like celica lights.
it will look bad and people wont respect you for it


^^ and that burgundy c3-c5 wannabe is ugly

These lights remind me of the Vette in the movie the Wraith...
 

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As a designer, I'd have to say that your choice should depend upon wht look you're after for the entire car. The logical, safe choice would be to recess the lamps, and go with the classic clear cover... Optionally, you could have this clear cover blended into the bodywork, and tinted to match the body color, and go the stealthy route... The car has iconic lines, and is easy to screw up... as, uh, noted here:



I've always loved the Motion Moray (and their GT's, as well)... a nice look with the lights deleted (but again, the pesky "legality thing" creeps into play) :



The whole LeMans/IMSA/Greenwood look is a can't-miss option, and if you went with modern lighting beneath those covers (halo lamps, integrated turn lamps, etc), you'd have something classic and unique:



(you could always do a modern take on the look with mega-wide IMSA panels... oooh....)

I just worked on a '64 that we deleted the stock lamps, and threw in projectors (in the factory park/turn lamp housings)... but again, that brings us right back to legal lighting height in your area...



I'd suggest, again, thinking of a plan for the entire car, and then finding a look that works up front, aesthetically, and working to make it flow with the rest of the 'Vette. Can't wait to see what you come up with!
 
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