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Offline TLC87Eagle

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Headlight Bezel Screws and Headlight Suggestions?
« on: March 20, 2011, 09:52:25 PM »
Wanting to change my headlights, so I can see better at night.

But first I need new headlight bezel screws, so that I can re-attach the bezels. The Phillips slots are rusted.

So, first question is:

Where can I find new screws or screws that are reasonably close to the original style? (Vendors, Part Store, etc.)
Or I'd be willing to buy a set from a nester with a parts car, if they are in really good shape. (Need something better than what I have).

Next, I was wondering; What is a good headlight upgrade?

I was thinking of just using Sylvania SilverStar Halogen Sealed Beams which claim to be up to 40% brighter than what I have.

Or I've seen the sealed beam conversions that use H4 bulbs which would be 100-400% brighter. Even come in rear projection and such.

Anyone have experience with either of these and know how they compare to standard (non-halogen) sealed beams?

Also wondering if the conversion kits are a direct hook-up, or if changes need to made in the headlight switch and such.
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Re: Headlight Bezel Screws and Headlight Suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 10:29:36 PM »
I have a halogen conversion done on my 83 wagon and I love them

Right now i am running cool blue bulbs but i am going to be upgrading the low beam to a set of HID bulbs.  then shopping for bulbs they are a bit on the pricy side for good units, I have priced the low beam bulbs at walmart  for 50 dollars a pair and the high beam bulbs at 20 a piece.  remember when you go to get bulbs that the low beam are a 3 prong and the highs are only 2 prong 
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Re: Headlight Bezel Screws and Headlight Suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 05:23:11 AM »
I believe they are all #8 pan head black oxide tapping screws of various lengths.  I would think better hardware stores or other fastener outlets would have them.  I buy them in bulk for the EN store but we do not have the lengths needed for the headlight bezels. 
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Re: Headlight Bezel Screws and Headlight Suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 11:35:25 PM »
I have a halogen conversion done on my 83 wagon and I love them

Reverandbill, where did you get your halogen conversion units?  It looks sharp!  Thanks.
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