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Old 12-16-2014, 07:14 PM
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Awesome yeah I think that's what I want to do. Do they shine well in the front too? Like can you see the road at night?
I didn't black out my headlights. I wouldn't do it. I had a buddy with headlight covers on his mustang. At night you literally could not see because of them.
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:19 PM
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I didn't black out my headlights. I wouldn't do it. I had a buddy with headlight covers on his mustang. At night you literally could not see because of them.
Oh wow that's a little discouraging. So for the headlights what would you suggest? I don't think I want to swap the front end but I want them to look badass. I mean I will swap if absolutely necessary but I really would like to try something else. Any ideas?
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:21 PM
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Any pics of your truck? I would suggest cleaning them real good. Possibly getting replacements and doing a retrofit with projectors and halos. I'm gonna be doing 6 plasma halos in my girlfriends 07 tahoe. From oracle. 2 in each headlight and 1 each fog.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:04 PM
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Any pics of your truck? I would suggest cleaning them real good. Possibly getting replacements and doing a retrofit with projectors and halos. I'm gonna be doing 6 plasma halos in my girlfriends 07 tahoe. From oracle. 2 in each headlight and 1 each fog.
Tried to get all angles, sorry it's dark outside. So what would the lights you're talking about look like? Still new to all this so I'm trying to learn what all that is you're talking about lol.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:35 PM
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Tried to get all angles, sorry it's dark outside. So what would the lights you're talking about look like? Still new to all this so I'm trying to learn what all that is you're talking about lol.
I'm also wanting to do something with the grille. I am eventually getting rid of the camper shell once I can sell it I will get a tonneau cover, and I also plan to get a nice black paint job eventually.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:58 PM
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Okay what black tail lights are you referring to? I don't think I would want to swap out the bed unless I can find one for cheap so what if I bought a new pair of mazda b3000 tail lights and tried to modify them? By modify I mean make them look close to the ones in the link below. http://m.xtralights.com/98-01fordran...FUdefgodFhIAVw If not then I might be willing to do a bed swap further down the line. How much would it cost, and where would I look for one? Would the 2001 ranger fit the 2001 b3000? I know it's a lot pf questions but I'm planning on keeping this truck forever and maybe even pass it down to my kids if I'm ever so unlucky to have any. So I really want this thing perfect in my mind.
Of course. It will be a classic. Right ?

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Old 12-17-2014, 07:42 AM
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Search the forum for projector retrofit. Peiple make there own headlights. Of course it's not cheap. But the outcome is lights that equal to factory hid projectors.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:22 AM
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:23 AM
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Go to theretrofitsource.com
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:19 PM
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Wow! Those look hella nice man. Thanks, I'll check out the link. I really like that black one.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:39 PM
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Yeah me too. I'll probably make new lenses for my headlights and retrofit some when I get extra money.
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:26 PM
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Yeah me too. I'll probably make new lenses for my headlights and retrofit some when I get extra money.
Yeah hopefully I can figure all this out, and make them look as good as those. Can you do similar things with the tail lights or is blacking them out all you can really do?
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:52 PM
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Can't really do much with tails unless your really handy.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:20 PM
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Can't really do much with tails unless your really handy.
Yeah, it's all good though. Those ones you showed me were pretty badass so hopefully mine turn out as well as those when I start upgrading. In your personal opinion what do you think looks better? Red or black? I'm seriously considering getting a nice black paint job rather than a red touch up, Idk though.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:37 AM
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For what your gonna pay it isn't worth it to change the color of the truck. Your gonna pay a lot to get a good paint job with a color change.
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