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Must belong to a deer poacher. They always have one light aimed up:laughing:
 

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They look cool closed too! First time I've seen something like this that flips!

 

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Very unique mod! Please post more information about this set up!]
wanted more light (old Army rifle range saying ''you can't hit what you can't see-- does not compute)...college roomie had a bug-eye A-H sprite, those lights and lack of power were bummers,even part-time bug-eyes on the vette still offend... headlight conversions available elsewhere lower the beam centerline (BTDT with a c3 years ago = bad) and ''critical angle'' of their plastic covers to light beam is very high, will diffuse beam excessively...etc, ad nauseum.

in all fairness, the original designers, circa 1980, were highly restricted by available hardware and bureaucratic requirements...headlight tech has made quantum leaps in recent years, and thanx to Ferd ''blue-light-specials'' there is no longer any enforcement re headlight mods, as long as you don't fry the retinas of an oncoming LEO.

assemblies shown in the pic are fully functional...original motors, brackets, and elec plugs are retained and all components can be returned to 100% oem in minutes (oem parts that did req mods are replacement -- resto someday, perhaps)...aluminum body of new assembly replaces oem plastic skeleton, incline angle of approx 17.5* is intended to reflect and diffuse ''waste'' light to reduce ''tunnel'' effect of new style projection lighting...lexan covers are inclined at approx 32.5* (c4 windshield is flatter) and air circ openings at front and rear reduce heat retention..trailing edge of alum body is abt 1.5'' below hood line and trailing edge of lexan cover is abt 1.5'' above hood (before is turns down behind lights to meet hood line) with assembly in up position...all bulbs are presently H3 halide 55w to prevent meltdown of oem wiring...rectangular low beams and inner high beams are fed from oem hi/low wiring, third lights are relay (new add-on) fed and come on when oem ''fog'' lights are turned on (power taken directly from alternator)

shape of the oem headlight opening in the hood is tapered front-to-rear which results in side gap between hood/headlight of both oem and new assembly when in the up position...testing with the crude facilities available here indicates that this is a low pressure area, and airflow was exiting at this point...since this is beneficial for engine bay cooling and aero drag reduction (see aircraft wing leading edge 'slots' --not 'slats', and c5r radiator discharge thru hood), vents were added to the oem ''covers''..BUT further testing must be done to determine if these will be retained or stock unvented covers reused...waiting for summer :rolleyes:

target weight reduction was NOT achieved, altho the new assemblies are lighter than oem... prolly due to my ugly habit of overdesign and the addition of the third lamp...torsional flexing of the new is far less than the oem units, hence the next generation (when i have time) will be lighter.

hope that this answers your ques, if not --hit me for specifics :smack
 
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