I was thinking about switching to round headlights on my ranger. I edited a photo (not good) but it gets that main idea down. What do u guys think? I think itll give it an older ford look.Like the older f100s I think they were. I would have to customize the grill alittle and fill in the square part to make it round. Which would not be hard. But I Was just curious on what you guys think. Seens that a few other people did it on their rangers. Google searched it. Let me know. Heres the round.
Heres the stock.
Also maybe switching to 15x8 rims in the rear rathem then the 15x10s. Using the same 275/60r15 tires though except on alittle smaller rim. Should look better im thinking. But let me know about the headlights.
Heres two pics I found. I sorta like it. Not sure how it would look on my truck though. Maybe if I did round 2" turn signals also in the corners and got rid of the big old rectangle ones? Just looking for something different lol
Just did a half ass edit of the front pic of when my truck was black..what about this?
Or this? it would be alittle farther over on each side do to the bumper pieces in the lower valence.
Whatever you plan on doing, or sticking with. Buy sealed beam conversions, then a set of HID's. They will blow your sealed beam setup out of the water, and you'll be able to see for blocks, hell miles lol. Best investment for driving at night.
So I changed the name of the thread. Didn't see a point in making a new one when its basically about the same subject..
But anyways went to a junkyard and picked up a 77 chevy grill for my ranger since I want to give it a custom front end. I think its going to look pretty sweet. Will post more pics when I get more done. Pretty crazy how good they fit on this smaller truck.
I don't know what these guys are talking about, but stick with halogens. Oncoming drivers will thank you. I have a hard time believing any of those new lights don't blind people. Every fuckin car that comes at me with those white/blue ass LED or HID lights looks like they're driving with their high beams on. Can't see shit until they pass by. Maybe I'm just not informed enough and there's a good set of lights that don't do that and people around me are just too much of dickheads to use them, but I've yet to see them. Just my opinion.
On subject of the grille..I'm actually a bit surprised that fit on there like it did. Gonna look pretty good when it's done.
I'll deff stick with the stock headlights. I hate them blue ones also. I've also seen yellow driving around too. I think the stock ones are the best IMO. But yea, I never would have though that it would line up one the truck as good as it does. I thought I was going to have to modify them. I'm glad I don't need to. Only think I need to shorten width wise is the top and bottom part of the grill. But I'm pretty excited I'd got to find what I was looking for and to also try it. And for it to fit how I want it, just makes the project alittle easier haha. Should be pretty wild looking when I'm done.
Post by Red Dragon Negotiator on Nov 7, 2014 9:25:41 GMT -6
I think the stock ones look better.
Some cars are starting to come with annoying lights from the factory now. I can't stand the blue light look. I think it looks terrible and it's distracting when it's coming at you in the dark. The whiter the light the cleaner the look and in my experience it is less irritating at night.
Well, its just taped onto the front of the truck for now till I get to making actual custom mounts to hold it all together. Gonna look pretty sweet. got another stock hood laying around to hopefully fill the gap in the center of the grill. Unless you guys can give me an idea on what to do. I thought about bending the hood out to meet the end of the grill and add extra metal and ect, but im not sure on what I want to do.
I'm just going to buy two spot lights from Walmart and add string to the triggers so when I need them on, All I have to do is pull the string from inside the cab and bam, I'll have my headlights. I will save money and live better!
Still needs work done. The bottom chrome strip is just taped on there. The top is bolted. The grill is just hanging by the all threads. I made the grill from 9 pieces of 3/4" aluminum angle. Then I drilled 6" in on each side on each grill. I have a lock nut at the bottom of the 5/16" all thread. Then I have a piece of 5/16" rubber hose cut at 1 1/4" in between each piece of angle. I plan on polishing the aluminum so it looks a lot better. Still have to line it up and all the fun stuff yet.
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