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Old 02-27-2008, 07:27 AM
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Dual Round Headlight Rhino setup

I was saw this and starting thinking.
Instead of a single round headlight and faux cover with the Rhino Grill, how about a dual round headlight assembly from a big rig?
There is also dual square headlights, but IMHO they would not look the best with a Rhino Grill.

USE HEADLIGHTS FROM THIS:


ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:34 AM
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If you look in the book "JEEP-The Unstoppable Legend", You'll see a clay model of a wag in the design stage with the exact setup you're talking about.

Sorry, I'll have to scan the pic unless someone has an online link.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:36 AM
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Nah... just get some offroad rounds that are the same size as the faux vents and run 4 lights that way. The molding around the 2 'light' holes is different cause of the 2 different size holes. I don't think you could make that dual headlight assembly fit and look like it's supposed to be there. But if you think you can, go for it... and then post pics.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:42 AM
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Nah... just get some offroad rounds that are the same size as the faux vents and run 4 lights that way. The molding around the 2 'light' holes is different cause of the 2 different size holes. I don't think you could make that dual headlight assembly fit and look like it's supposed to be there. But if you think you can, go for it... and then post pics.

Yea, the clay prototype looked real funky IMO . I'm glad the designers went to the current setup.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:53 AM
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The molding around the 2 'light' holes is different cause of the 2 different size holes. I don't think you could make that dual headlight assembly fit and look like it's supposed to be there. But if you think you can, go for it... and then post pics.
Yes, I saw that.
The core support/head panel (what is the correct name for this?) starting at the the top and going down, is slanted, the bottom is slightly inboard than the top is. (did I say that correctly?
So, a person would need to cut the part of the panel with the headlight hole and faux cover hole out and replace it with a panel that would accept the new dual big rig light assembly.
I do not think this would be a big deal.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:26 AM
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I remember one of the members put a DOT standard small high beam using buckets and trim rings from an early american(??) car that had the dual small headlights. Now for the life of me I don't remeber what the make/model of the car was.
So to the group what car had dual small rounds with separate trim rings ?

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:16 AM
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Just curious, but do the CJ smaller parking lamps fit? Wonder how close it is? Knowing Jeep, I bet they are similar in size for "universal" use.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:40 AM
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Nah... just get some offroad rounds that are the same size as the faux vents and run 4 lights that way.

That's what I would do (if I didn't have other issues to contend with first).
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:23 AM
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For some reason I think Visacha (sp?) did that one his. There have been a few threads about dual sets of lights with the Rhino setup. I think they used Lincoln Continental lights, Saab lights and a few others that were the right size.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:24 AM
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I remember one of the members put a DOT standard small high beam using buckets and trim rings from an early american(??) car that had the dual small headlights. Now for the life of me I don't remeber what the make/model of the car was.
So to the group what car had dual small rounds with separate trim rings ?

Mike D.

I'm not sure either, but you can try a '63 Chrysler Imperial Lebaron. I can't remember the cutoff year, but there was a "married" and "divorced" headlight ring setup.


Want a real headache ? Look for the inner ring from a Chrysler turbine .
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Yes, I've seen threads about folks that have replaced the faux cover with some other type of lighting.
I was thinking someone used a headlight assembly from a older Mercedes and it fit in the faux hole with little trouble.

BUT...this thread is about the opinions of how good or silly the entire dual round headlight assembly from a large truck would look on the face of a FSJ.
I am thinking it would give a FSJ a serious attitude look, especially with a lift kit and larger tires.

Most of these dual round headlight assembly from a large truck are very generic.
They were used on both conventional and cab-over rigs.
The nice thing about these lights, they mount to a flat surface.
On the tilt noses, those are fiberglass, so these means the lights must have a separate ground...another good feature.

While I have not found a source for them yet, but they must be zillions of them around in both round and square configurations.
AFAIK, these light assemblies are not manufacture specific and could be found on just about any make/model big rig.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:48 AM
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If you really do go for your original idea, you can cut out the sheetmetal section with the stamped headlight and faux grill and weld in a flat piece of metal. Then cut the opening to accept the dual headlight. It would be best to find one that mounts on a sloping surface to match the angle of the valence.
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Pie Plate to light swap

I am interested in installing some bright driving lights in the faux vent covers as well.

I can't stand anything "fake" even if factory intended.

There was alot of talk and pictures thread "pie plates" and I've searched but can't find.

Vascuez (sp) couldn't find member, did KC slimlites with some sort of trim ring that looked pretty good from the avatar picture I remember.

I've sent email to http://unityusa.com/Revised%20New%20...D%20LIGHTS.htm
But they don't have any surface mount lights, although they will build special order lights. At $500 each, I passed, hoping that I could find some junkyard car lights that would fit, but I don't go junkin enough.

I've even searched marine lighting as I've seen offshore boats that have flush mounted lights into fiberglass, but 1 billion hits come up. Motorcycle lights and same thing too many hits.
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Just curious, but do the CJ smaller parking lamps fit? Wonder how close it is? Knowing Jeep, I bet they are similar in size for "universal" use.

You mean llike this?



Nah...can't be done!
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Check out http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=10501 gbarrett's post. Mercedes 300 lights, then you could upgrade the bulbs most likely.

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I am interested in installing some bright driving lights in the faux vent covers as well.

I can't stand anything "fake" even if factory intended.

There was alot of talk and pictures thread "pie plates" and I've searched but can't find.

Vascuez (sp) couldn't find member, did KC slimlites with some sort of trim ring that looked pretty good from the avatar picture I remember.

I've sent email to http://unityusa.com/Revised%20New%20...D%20LIGHTS.htm
But they don't have any surface mount lights, although they will build special order lights. At $500 each, I passed, hoping that I could find some junkyard car lights that would fit, but I don't go junkin enough.

I've even searched marine lighting as I've seen offshore boats that have flush mounted lights into fiberglass, but 1 billion hits come up. Motorcycle lights and same thing too many hits.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:21 AM
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YESS!
Thank You!
Part of me kinda likes it, another part goes...Nahhhhh
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:22 AM
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One light, two lights. Where does it stop Next you have so many lights hanging off the front you'll look like one of those mod scooters ala Quadrophenia

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what about some of these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MERCEDES-108-109-111-250-280-300-SE-SEL-6-3-HEAD-LIGHTS_W0QQitemZ330214745709QQcmdZViewItem?hash=it em330214745709
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