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Old 12-17-2007, 02:30 PM
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Talking exterior add ons

A few exterior mods while I'm between performance mods.....

Clear headlights installed and went with the Sylvania Silverstar ULTRA bulbs(...WOW)

Painted the inside of the grille flat black.....turned out really well, but is barely noticable in these pics. And thanks to Rick...SMKSTAX for the idea and tips on this one.

Bugflector added, mainly to cover up a nice dent and the tip of the hood that has chipping paint and rust.

pics taken with the phone camera...











now just the replacement bumper.....
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:05 PM
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bump for you OBS guys...
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:11 PM
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Looks sweet man. Okay your turn to help me, LOL. How did ya do the headlights?? I have 2 new ones i need to put in.
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Nic,, how hard was it to replace the headlight assembly. During my research the only thing I could find said the grill had to come off, is that correct. I need to replace the driver's side cracked headlight assembly on my 1997 PSD..
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The hardest part is getting to the two 11mm, I think, nuts that are on each assembly on the engine compartment side.... Before you start, remove both batteries for gained access. Then one side at a time (get a flash light) find the 11mm, i believe, nuts on the engine side, they are kindof hidden in the metal framing about 8 to 10 inches down from the top of the assembly(engine side). And of course the two screws you can see on top. After that the markers and signals will come out. To remove the bulbs rotate 1/4 turn then the easily come out. Then, for even more gained access I loosened the plastic backing that it all mounts to so that it is easier to mess with the clips that hold in the main headlight, which is next. It is held in by 3 clips that hold the adjusting screws in place. Remove the clips and the headlights will come out. Add new headlights and reverse process.

That should about cover it..... after the headlight is in and before you tighten the marker and signal back up, mock them up and use the adjusting screws to flush it all together. Then fine tuning can be done later with the fine adjustment rod.

Let me know if you need any other tips, this is all still fresh in my mind. With my brother standing there watching this took about an hour.

Nic
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Nic,, how hard was it to replace the headlight assembly. During my research the only thing I could find said the grill had to come off, is that correct. I need to replace the driver's side cracked headlight assembly on my 1997 PSD..
The hardest part is like I explained before, the two nuts on the backside in the metal framing. There is just enough room for a deep socket on a small ratchet. This loosens the marker and signal lights. Then you have access to the plastic backing it all mounts to. Loosen the plastic backing on the side of the truck you are working on for easier access to the clips that hold in the main headlight. You have no choice but to remove both batteries.

You might as well take out the grille, its only 4 screws on top and one in the middle at the bottom. Gives you more room to work. Mine was already out because I painted it.....

Have an extra set of hands there.

Any other questions please ask, like i said its fresh in my head.

Nic
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Thanks bud those are awesome directions. As soon as it's not so cold or i find someone with a heated garage i'll change them out.
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Thx Nic, I'll also wait till it warms up a bit and snow melts as Rick said. I've had the headlight capsule for about a month now waiting for the perfect day to get it done on the driveway. Good job on the directions....525
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good luck guys
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Looks good man
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