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Light weight headlights

#1 Post by Craig W. » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:40 pm

Anyone know who makes the light weight headlights that'll fit our Novas and Camaros? I hear glass ones are 2.5 lbs each. If I could find 4 lbs there, I'd probably buy some of the plastic ones if they aren't crazy expensive.
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Re: Light weight headlights

#2 Post by BracketNova » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:42 pm

This place operates about 15 miles to the north of me. Can't vouch for the quality though...

Also, could you cut the back of your markers off...and just bolt in the lenses? Or do all the marker lights have to work too?



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#3 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:26 am

Check ebay for 7" Headlights like http://goo.gl/FdzVF - I "think" those are the plastic type.

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#4 Post by Craig W. » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:45 am

Its hard to know for sure which ones are plastic. Hopefully the seller can tell me.

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#5 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:57 am

I wish they made some that looked like stock, no fancy HID stuff, just plastic headlights. Theres a bunch on there often called Tri-Bar, which give the lights a European look.

OBTW, those plastic ones if they are like the ones I have seen have a much larger section on the back where the wires go. I'm not sure it they would require changing the buckets or not, it's kind of hard to tell. Might ask them if they are a direct bolt on, or if the bucket will need opened up.

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#6 Post by Craig W. » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:35 am

I wonder how much weight I could take out if I got rid of the buckets too.

Maybe mount some LEDs on some plexiglass and use some plastic spacers to position them out from the core support the proper distance.
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#7 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:44 am

Not too much weight in the buckets really, they are quite thin. I didn't even bother drilling holes in them when I was making my new mounts.

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#8 Post by Craig W. » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:44 pm

Not worth the effort then. Good to know.
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#9 Post by Craig W. » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:37 pm

Well the Ebay seller said the lenses are plastic but had no clue what they weigh and would only offer to tell me the weight of them once the package was weighed at UPS. Clueless.
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#10 Post by John_Heard » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:51 am

Gotta remember those guys aren't selling them for that reason. My plan is next time I have to buy a headlight I'll get some instead of buying glass replacements.

Roger on here has some in his Chevy II, maybe we can talk him into taking them out and weighing them lol.

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#11 Post by Craig W. » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:31 pm

You know you want to Roger :lol:
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Re: Light weight headlights

#12 Post by camaroman9 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:22 pm

Mine weighed 1.2 lbs each. You can buy the pigtails for the 9004 (i think those are the right bulbs) from o'riellys in the electrical section.
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#13 Post by John_Heard » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:45 pm

Robert how much does a regular glass headlight weigh?

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#14 Post by camaroman9 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:12 pm

I had it written down somewhere, but if i remember right, the 7" weighs between 2.3 and 2.7 each.
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Re: Light weight headlights

#15 Post by John_Heard » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:48 pm

So around 2 lbs for about $32 or so. I don't think I'll do that until I need a new bulb.

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