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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-02-2002, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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97 headlights on a 95 T-Bird - photos (Dial-up users - beware)

Here are some pictures of my 95 LX with 97 headlamps. It was not as easy as I thought it would be, and I am not happy with the fit of the facia around the skinny part of the headlamp. But overall, the installation was a success. I noticed that the pastic ring that keeps the headlamp bulb attached to the headlamp does not fit. I will have to order new ones.










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Ehhh.. just my opinion, but it doesn't look right. Maybe you should look into a 97 hood? Those big spaces in there make it look too awkward.

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97 clear corners too, the lights don't flow with the corners
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I agree with the hood gap, but a new hood isn't in the future at this point.

New corners are next, and I am going to see how the gap looks with black headlight covers. (daytime use only)

I just wanted better visibility at night.

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Corners are a must.

They look okay besides the gap, but the corner lights from the old style really don't blend at all...

Everything will look great with some time, right

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looks good to me, all you need is the clear corners. Was wondering if anyone converted a 95 cougar to a 96-97 front end? Has anyone ever tried to contact a headlight manufacture to see if they could make clear headlights for 95 and previous cougars and t-birds? I bet alot of us would be very interested and willing to pay more than the usual price for them to make them. It's a pain and very costly to change the whole front end of our cars just for the clear headlight look. I like the front end of my car just as much as the earlier ones , but it would look alot better with clear headlights.
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Here are some new pictures of my 95 LX with the new 97 corners.

Looks a lot better.........






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Just remember, the 96-97 lights dull out too.




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When I get my drive train completed this Spring, and kinks worked out, I think I will update my Birds front. I think the 94/95 front, with the 96/97 headlights and hood are the best looking. Ill just have to get a 96/97 Cobra R hood for it. My banker may not like it, but it will happen )

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Just remember, the 96-97 lights dull out too.
Much more better than our old crappy pre 96 lamps though.








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How much did the whole conversion cost you...?



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$300

but I also did other stuff at the same time, got that SS radiator overflow tank that you see behind passenger headlight, got the front mount windshield reseivor from later model 'Bird and rewired my electrical fan, so all in all I think I spent $400 at the time if you include all the stuff I did at the time when I had the cover / rubber off.



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Has anyone done the headlight and hood installation? and is there a picture out there of what it looks like on a 94 / 95 bird???


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Danman has, search for posts by him where he posted links to his pictures.

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Is it possible to go in reverse? Say from the 96/97 bumper to the 94-95 bumper cover? I kinda like that style a bit better than my 96...

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Yes, the fit round the inner corner on the headlamps is a little tight but yes it will work.

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