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Old 12-04-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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Headlight Covers! Where can i get them

I've seen a thirdgen camaro with louvered headlight covers. they only go over the headlights and they look like louvers.

Anyone know what im talking about?
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Re: Headlight Covers! Where can i get them

i know exactly what u are talking about but i haven't been able to find them anywhere.
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http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/au...adlight+covers
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if your talking about those ones, ive been looking as well and can not find them anywhere, i wonder if they make them at home lol
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I think they haven't been manufactured since the late 80s, because that's the last time there was any demand for that sort of thing.
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Good call Jim! There was a lot of garbage like that around in the 80's. If I remember correctly that pic was one of the advertisements from one of the companies manufacturing that crap. Notice the aftermarket ground effects, horribly dated wheels, etc. A set of those headlight covers, a wide body kit, some painted rear window louvers, a Daytona Iroc hood, a Dobi tail light insert, and some Calvin pissing on the Ford emblem stickers, and you've got a 1980's icon. Actually, all that crap was 'point and laugh' worthy when it was new and it still is. I suppose that kind of thing would be considered retro now, but it'd still look stupid.
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I think they haven't been manufactured since the late 80s, because that's the last time there was any demand for that sort of thing.
thanks for that info, i never know who or when they made those things lol




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Good call Jim! There was a lot of garbage like that around in the 80's. If I remember correctly that pic was one of the advertisements from one of the companies manufacturing that crap. Notice the aftermarket ground effects, horribly dated wheels, etc. A set of those headlight covers, a wide body kit, some painted rear window louvers, a Daytona Iroc hood, a Dobi tail light insert, and some Calvin pissing on the Ford emblem stickers, and you've got a 1980's icon. Actually, all that crap was 'point and laugh' worthy when it was new and it still is. I suppose that kind of thing would be considered retro now, but it'd still look stupid.
i guess thats your view on it, but you would be surprised at how many of the younger kids love the 80's "crap" they made for these cars, i personally love the daytona hood/headlight louvers/rear window louvers ect., because i simply love that 80's feel to my car(just like i love the DMC-12) i dont know why but that "Back to the future" feel to the 80's is the best thing i think ever happend in this world
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Re: Headlight Covers! Where can i get them

I think it would be an interesting mod to make the louvers open up when the headlights are on and close again when you switch them off... but then again I could just be crazy.
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I think it would be an interesting mod to make the louvers open up when the headlights are on and close again when you switch them off... but then again I could just be crazy.

in gonna say not worth the trouble
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I think it would be an interesting mod to make the louvers open up when the headlights are on and close again when you switch them off... but then again I could just be crazy.
I was thinking the same thing, but I think it would look kinda weird.
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This would be só easy to make it yourself.

To be honest at this moment im making a mold to make those sideskirts myself out of F/B
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i think it looks good , nice to be different from the rest
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make up 2 rails ,tie them together at the top near the hood with a solid non moveable louver , install the other 5 all the way down towards the bumper (made out of plexiglass ,painted black ) with a pivot point so they can move up and down , then tie a rod the size off a coat hanger to them ,now when the rod moves up and down all the louvers will move together , you can use a vaccum switch to move the rod up and down . or something like that
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I think it would be an interesting mod to make the louvers open up when the headlights are on and close again when you switch them off... but then again I could just be crazy.
that would be pretty cool. almost like the hide away headlights from old school chargers ( i think it was the charger can't remember).
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that would be pretty cool. almost like the hide away headlights from old school chargers ( i think it was the charger can't remember).
Or like the first generation Camaro's with optional hide away headlights? lol Or the 82-02 Firebird... Charger wouldn't ever be my first thought.
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i agree that functional louvers would be pretty cool for somebody to make, but the reason the hideaways look so good on the firs gen camaro is because it makes it look like its one huge grille, our grille's sit too low for it to ever look as good as the first gen hide away's
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in my opinion i think they look good so if anyone knows where i can get a pair let me know
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they look really nice on the car and ever once and a while i try to find them and noo luck
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This would be só easy to make it yourself.

To be honest at this moment im making a mold to make those sideskirts myself out of F/B
if you look on classic industries website, in the ctatalog there are 2 aftermarket sets and i beleive one of them resembles or are those gfx
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I would go for a headlight cover lens..similar to whats on the 98-02 fourth gens, then tint them..
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i would have to fab something up correct? besides the headlight pockets being black i am trying to incorporate some black into the car to contrast the paint a little bit
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Time to revive this baby, a member here has a contempo camaro that had the Louver headlight covers when he got it, i still like these things no matter how cheesy they are or were.
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Re: Headlight Covers! Where can i get them

Not to bring this back from the dead but if anyone is still intrested I have a brand new set in a box of these headlight louvers in the for sale section.
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pics?
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Re: Headlight Covers! Where can i get them

Heres the link to the for sale section where there at

http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/ex...ml#post4855746

I dont have a picture of the actuall box but I will get one. There is a picture of an identical set installed on a camaro in the link.
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yeah i know i already look and commented. ive seen that maro and have been wanting to know where to get them. made a thread on it i think
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