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Old 02-16-2016, 12:53 AM
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I did the "rough" assembly of one unit this morning. Pictures coming soon that will show the whole assembly, brackets to "sugar" scoops to headlight lamps to the retainer trim piece.

A picture is worth a thousand words Gene!!!
Many years ago Ecklers came out with his first? product I think, to replace the operating lights with a fixed position light setup, the entire operating mechanism was pulled including the U shaped bracket tied to the header near the hood and the front bumper....and a fiberglass 'sugar scoop' was installed in place, that contained what looks like the lights you are using....the older first version of square glass headlamps..... that set way back under the rear of the opening, some guys put plastic 'lens' over the top of them/opening, I did not bother.....a damn deer took out my headlights one night in '98, and so I did the sugar scoop gig......both mechanisms being totally destroyed....troublesome crap anyway, the canisters were a disASSter..... so I fixed the body to look good and some years later a Verizon truck backed his hitch into the left front, and so that was IT, game OVER for the paint job.....so while I at it, I reduced the openings by 50% front to rear.....and put in late camaro bulbs mounted forward on the glass sugar scoops, just under the rear lip of the openings, so the overall affect is a much sleeker look than the old huge openings.....

Your effort there will look GRAND.....

the later Camaro bulbs are about 2.5" tall and ~5" wide best guess....

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Old 02-16-2016, 01:51 AM
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I did the "rough" assembly of one unit this morning. Pictures coming soon that will show the whole assembly, brackets to "sugar" scoops to headlight lamps to the retainer trim piece.

A picture is worth a thousand words Gene!!!
Many years ago Ecklers came out with his first? product I think, to replace the operating lights with a fixed position light setup, the entire operating mechanism was pulled including the U shaped bracket tied to the header near the hood and the front bumper....and a fiberglass 'sugar scoop' was installed in place, that contained what looks like the lights you are using....the older first version of square glass headlamps..... that set way back under the rear of the opening, some guys put plastic 'lens' over the top of them/opening, I did not bother.....a damn deer took out my headlights one night in '98, and so I did the sugar scoop gig......both mechanisms being totally destroyed....troublesome crap anyway, the canisters were a disASSter..... so I fixed the body to look good and some years later a Verizon truck backed his hitch into the left front, and so that was IT, game OVER for the paint job.....so while I at it, I reduced the openings by 50% front to rear.....and put in late camaro bulbs mounted forward on the glass sugar scoops, just under the rear lip of the openings, so the overall affect is a much sleeker look than the old huge openings.....

Your effort there will look GRAND.....

the later Camaro bulbs are about 2.5" tall and ~5" wide best guess....

Ahhhh! I see what you mean now. More of a fixed system. So, are you saying the Verizon truck did yo a favor!!!

The lamps I am using are 4" X 6" and come from a 1982 - 1992 Camaro/Trans AM. Also using the same buckets and Lamp trim. You can get this stuff cheap of FleaBay!!

The instructions I got with my kit are not the best. I am hoping my post makes it more clear if anyone wanted to do this. I may rewrite the instructions with a better pictorial --- if I can sit down long enough!
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:08 AM
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nice work!
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:24 AM
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Hey John-

Those 4 x 6 rectangular are also know as "165mm"- and were also used on Peter-built trucks - so that have some really nice ones out there-

So just limiting your search to the Camaro ones...you might have to grow a mullet!!

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Hey Gang - doesn't it usually take a year to get a Corvette painted??? The weather is warming up and it is safe to head back out to the garage and WHAM - I get this delivered a week ago
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Now all safe and sound in my huge garage

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Things never go like you plan with these cars!! I guess this is to be expected when you have more than one car in parts. So Darth will be taking a break while he sleeps in the trailer while Goldie takes up residence in the garage.

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So, why is it, when you start putting things back together - some things just don't want to co-operate????

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The stud on one "E" broke and it wasn't half tightened and the other "E" is crooked when aligning!!

NEVER EASY!!

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Old 04-11-2016, 12:10 PM
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Its like POOF and 3 months have gone by!! Well, finally got a little time to work on Darth today and to me, it is big progress. Darth has been up of jack stands for several months without a differential. Well, today Mr UPS delivered my newly, Bair's Corvette, rebuilt 3:36 differential. I had nothing better to do so I got busy getting the differential installed.

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Yes, it came all blacked out!! Told them what I was doing and they helped!! Great folks there at Bair's.

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This tranny jack from Harbor Freight is worth its weight in gold!!!

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They gave me a tour when I drove down to pick up some parts. He has two men working full time rebuilding trailing arms and differentials. They must have had 60 irs cores on the shelves in the shop. I was surprised that they would have that kind of volume.
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They gave me a tour when I drove down to pick up some parts. He has two men working full time rebuilding trailing arms and differentials. They must have had 60 irs cores on the shelves in the shop. I was surprised that they would have that kind of volume.
I have been working with Bair's since Corvettes at Carlisle 2003. I got my first set of rebuilt trailing arms from them at that time. They do terrific work and are easy to work with.

I guess I will have to make that cross state trip and get a Tour too!!

The will be at Spring Carlisle in a couple weeks and I have a ton of parts to pick up! OH BOY!
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goldie looks great!
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