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Are there any manufacturers out there that sell a clear headlight replacement for the cloudy white (well getting yellow now) headlights on my 95 LX T-bird? I suppose similar to the 96-97 look (or any new car), but the same size and shape as the 94-95? I love that look, but want to retain the stock shape.

Alternately, (And I realize this one is probably a stretch....) does anyone make glass replacements for the plastic? A friend of mine has a Merkur XR4Ti with glass headlights from an English Ford Sierra to replace the yellowed plastic garbage the US version came with. Glass looks much better - clear as crystal, doesn't scratch, doesn't turn yellow.
 

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Good luck, I haven't heard of any companies that make a lens that is clear like the 96-97's in the 94-95 style.

As for glass, haven't heard of those either, but you'd be replacing them if they ever got pegged by a small rock, whereas the plastic would chip, the glass would shatter.
 

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Thanks for the input guys...

Actually, I think glass is more durable than plastic. I've broken plastic headlights with stones too. From my experience, thick glass usually just chips unless you hit something larger, like the back end of a Dodge Ram. :D

Which I try not to do any more than once every 3 years or so....
 

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I know a place that supposedly has glass 97's

I met this guy at pep boys who told me about a dealership that can get them but doesn't offer them to the public unless asked about em. I haven't seen them myself though and was skeptical that glass existed until this post.
 

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I really want a new look for my headlights also. The yellow tint just looks really ****ty and spending $80 each for new assemblies is out of me league right now.
 

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Thanks again for the input.

Most of the yellow can be removed by the procedure in the tech articles without much cost at all. Just some elbow grease. But that's not what I'm talking about. I want clear headlights for my 95 similar to those found on the 96 & 7. They have the reflectors on the back of the headlight assembly, not on the lens - just clear plastic.

I would just use the 96-97 lights, but the shape is slightly different and would leave a gap on my front end if they fit at all. I could convert the whole front end, but I don't care for the bumber and hood on the 96-97. I just like the 94-95 shape better.
 

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Just use the 94 front end with the 96 headlights.
After that buy a cool aftermarket hood and you are all set.

That is what I did.
Then again I bought the car as a wreck and had to replace all of these parts anyway.
To do the headlight swap you need the header panel corners and headlights.

Best prices I found:
Headlights: http://www.headlightwarehouse.com
Corners: http://www.procarparts.com
Hood: Legendary hoods(phone number on most wanted parts page)

The cheapest header panel I found was at http://www.partsmaxinc.com
but when I got it I could see that it was of poor quality.

The best header panel I found was at the ford dealer. It was thick heavy and probably wouldn't break if I threw it down my stairs.

Anyway here is how it turned out.
http://community.webshots.com/scrip...mID=33315773&photoID=33315792&security=eGRHCK
 

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can you put up a valid URL to the pic of your finished product??

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still can't get it

just tell me what your user name is and i can find it that way
 

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I don't have a pic posted on the TCCOA

The link seems to be working fine for me.

If it still doesn't work.....go to www.webshots.com and search for photo's posted by conwell79.

hope this works

if not ......the photo's are in a photo album notated as
"new paint"

if you go to Photo Search there will be a link for "looking for a webshots member" right under the search box.
Click this and search for conwell79
 

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The only way.

The only real way to get clear headlights again is to buy new ones. Buffing them, and sanding them might make them look better, but it will never look anything close to new. Trust me, I have tried all the methods of cleaning them, but nothing works.

I bought some headlights from headlightstotaillights.com for $50 dollars each new including shipping. So it was 100 for the pair shipped. They are ford headlights, not aftermarket. I just checked their site, and they have gone up to $70 dollars each. They are very professional, and shipped my order the day i ordered them, and i had them in three days time.

I put them on, and they look great, but they made my corners look yellow and dingy. So, i had to get some clear corners from procarparts.com for 50 bucks. Now the whole front end of the car looks 100 percent better.

<img src=http://www.headlightstotaillights.com/images/partpics/P114-242L.jpg> <br>
Justin
 

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Gone up to $90 now.
 

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Big Mike has a headlight cleaning business. He has some remarkable results. You mail in your headlights to him, and he dismantles them. You just need to keep a good coat of wax on em to prevent them from reyellowing. It's an inexpensive way to get new-looking headlights.
 

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Got to autozone and in the headlight section is this Meguiar's clear plastic cleaner and polish. It's $.99 for this little packet of the polish. You just rub it into the headlights with a cloth and it actually works very well. It won't make it look new, but for $.99 it does a hell of a job. I have one new headlight and one old one (accident :( ). You can still kinda tell but it transmits light so much better, and looks much better. And for $.99 how can you go wrong.
 

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I'm also looking to buy new clear headlights to match the clear corner lense' that I bought off of a friend for cheap. Obviously they look stupid with nice clear corners and yellow headlights, and the prices i've seen are real expensive.

I found these on Ebay, are these what I would be looking for? Because its about 100 bucks for the pair. Which is about half of what everyone else wants

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7939074445&category=33710
 

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Because its about 100 bucks for the pair. Which is about half of what everyone else wants
plus $25 to ship, so about $130 total. and i charge $60 SHIPPED for headlights that look brand new, which is about half of what that ebay auction charges :tongue:
 
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