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3/27/08 6:22pm - Original Message: 'What do you think??'
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1982 Collector Edition #3413

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Saw this at a Wal-Mart.   This has different lights.  I like them.  Besides, it's a vette!  Thumbs%20Up  What do you think.   Is this anyones here?  

 
 
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3/27/08 7:32pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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It is interesting but I do not think I like it.  

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3/27/08 8:20pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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Thats one way to cure those pesky leaking air lines on a 77.....

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3/27/08 8:28pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Calhoun City, MS - USA

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1977 Black T-Top

Joined: 9/24/2005
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THAT'S THE WAY MINE WAS WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT IT. HAD PLEXIGLAS WHERE THE DOORS WERE SUPPOSE TO BE. DIDN'T LOOK THAT BAD, IT JUST WASN'T FOR ME. I WANTED THE COMPLETE VETTE LOOK. I THINK THIS IS CALLED THE MONZA LOOK. SOME ONE WILL CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG

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3/27/08 9:10pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car 4851 of 6502, Auto, L-48

Joined: 6/20/2005
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I've never liked that Headlight Mod, I've always loved the pop up lights on a Vette.

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3/27/08 9:33pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Dorr, MI - USA

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71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

Joined: 8/21/2002
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Just ain't right.............

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3/27/08 9:50pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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I just wonder how do they keep water outta the bottom part of the headlights??  Drain holes?Confused
 
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3/27/08 10:01pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Corvette Stingray L-48 Automatic Black

Joined: 11/17/2007
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Can I buy it at Wal-Mart?LOL They look OK but I'm with most of you on this, it's just not a complete C3 without the pop up lights! I did see this kit somewhere and you could also get the plexiglass covers for them.Big%20smile

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3/27/08 10:23pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Victor, NY - USA

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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
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Mike,
Glad to see you didn't lose your camera.
I like the look, but I wouldn't do it on mine.


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3/28/08 12:08am - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Woodland, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

Joined: 10/14/2003
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Yeah It just doesnt look the same, they dont look as if they will shine on the road very good, anybody know how they the are at night. 

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3/28/08 5:33am - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Mint Hill, NC - USA

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1982 White Corvette, dark blue leather interior, 70,000 miles

Joined: 10/25/2007
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Not my cup of tea.Thumbs%20Down

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3/28/08 7:22am - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Horse Cave, KY - USA

Vette(s):
1968 convertible; 1980 L-82

Joined: 10/22/2007
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Looks like one of Eckler's conversion kits.  He'll buy your stock pop ups if you want his conversion.  The plexiglass covers are sold separately.  Personally, I like my pop-ups.
 
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3/28/08 10:47am - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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San Pedro, CA - USA

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1971, LT-1, T-top, 4-speed (M21), Mulsanne Blue, 3.70 rear, mostly original (sidepipes). 2006, Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe.

Joined: 5/26/2005
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Personally, I could never understand why GM would ruin what surprisingly little aerodynamicity the Corvette had by having pop-up headlights! While I don't particularly like the look of this modification, with the plexiglas covers, it does make more sense.
I can't imagine that if they thought hard enough, they couldn't have come up with a solution that would retain the smooth, "swoopy" look even at night!Ermm


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3/28/08 2:40pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Edmond, OK - USA

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1971 Brands Hatch Green L48 Coupe Automatic Driver - restored 1995

Joined: 7/13/2006
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They did - C6

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3/28/08 3:04pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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goldens bridge, NY - USA

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1972 T-Top 350 auto, matching numbers,Blue, ac

Joined: 11/3/2003
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I agree with the group - Monza look isn't for me.
I did see a 77 that had the headlights set in the grills - and covered with a "black-out" plexiglass covers . That looked alright- but I still like the original look
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3/28/08 6:54pm - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Mounds View, MN - USA

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70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe

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My 70 LT1 came with the Monza lights.  That was the first thing I corrected.  They didn't shine on the road at all, and I didn't like the look.  Now it has been sitting for nine years with primer on the repairs, and no one restoring the rest of it.  I think it in the top four on my list of cars to finish.

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3/29/08 1:59am - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Hurst, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1972 Corvette Coupe. 350/200 Automatic with PS/PB/PW and A/C. Beautiful Bryar Blue. Unmolested original. Shooting for NCRS Top Flight someday.

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Well someone liked that look and figured they could make some money selling the conversion kits for it...and appears they did.  I'm with the others...just don't seem right that way.

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3/29/08 3:34am - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Fort Wayne, IN - USA

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'75 Stingray Coupe - 350 Bored, Edelbrock Alum. Heads, Performer Intake/ Carb., Harland Sharp Roller Rockers, MSD Ign., XE Comp. Cam, Pete Jackson Gear Drive, Hooker Headers, Side Pipes, TH400, 3000 RPM Stall and 3.55 Rear Gears

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I am night blind so those wouldn't work for me unless I used fog lights also.
 I was just talking about those lights the other day to another Vette owner at work.  I always thought the main reason people put those on a car was because the original flip up lights quit working and they just were trying to save money. 

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3/29/08 8:25am - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Memphis, TN - USA

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1981 Red 1993 Black Rose

Joined: 2/16/2007
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 Gotta go with the group. They look fine, I just prefer the stock look. I've seen a few of them in shows and the kits are pretty common. I'd sure like to increase the brightness of my headlights but I don't want to give up the original appearance. Could change my mind when mine need rebuilding $$$
 


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3/29/08 11:50am - Reply: 'What do you think??'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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If they had glass covers like the C6 and lit the road up I could see them.  But not with the wholes like the picture.  

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