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MrObsessive

Square Quad Headlights

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Ok fellas........I've been wracking my brain lately trying to figure out which kit would have headlights like these..................

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I looked at the Revell '83 Olds kit and while similar, they have an inset to the headlights in the bezels, and aren't quite right.

In case you're wondering, yes this is a future project I have in mind.............'jus trying to make sure I have all the bits and pieces together before I consider tackling it. No time frame to start----just the piece of mind knowing that all is there whenever I'm ready.

Any thoughts?

TIA!

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Bill, would the headlights from the Revell 1980 Ramcharger fit?

larry 

 

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Larry, I just checked those out and they're too vertical as opposed to the Olds' horizontal quads. Even if I were to make them horizontal, they appear just a bit too large at that.

Thanks for the suggestion though! ;)

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Bill, these might work... Check with Jamie over at http://moluminum.com/  he has a couple of part numbers from Czech Truck Model.  It is not the complete lamp assembly, but the bulbs are very detailed and look good.

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Steve, that's it!

Thanks so much for the link! I've bookmarked his site, and he's definitely hearing from me! B)

The parking lamps I could make on my own..........In fact, I think I have something laying around that's very close to replicate those.

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Bill, If I can make them from scratch, Im pretty sure you can.

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Those look nice, but they are not quite flat across.....they’re staggered and not flat like the Olds. Thanks just the same!

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Are you looking for a part that's exactly what you need or a part that can be modified into what you need?

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2 hours ago, Repstock said:

Are you looking for a part that's exactly what you need or a part that can be modified into what you need?

Either or........but the closer I can get to what’s pictured the better. 👌

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3 hours ago, MrObsessive said:

Those look nice, but they are not quite flat across.....they’re staggered and not flat like the Olds. Thanks just the same!

Yeah I forgot about that , the only flat quad headlights I can think of don't have separate bezels . Both the Revell Cutlass kits and the Trans Am kits have the clear lenses but the housings would need to be cut and reworked . At least the Trans Am has chrome housings .

Revell 442 FE3-X

Unfortunately these lenses aren't separated like in your pic ,  those PE bezels look like the way to go !

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Bill, how about this?

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/JO-HAN-FROM-THE-ARCHIVES-1977-CADILLAC-DATED-FRONT-BUMPER/401543607848?hash=item5d7ddd3628:g:JxgAAOSwcUBYHBKw

I just looked at my '77 builtup closely, and it seems like with your skills you'd have little trouble cutting away the bezels/lenses. Make a mold and cast them in clear resin, then BMF the bezels and you'd be good to go. Worth a shot?

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77 caddy grille.jpg

Hey! Those headlights are EXACTLY it! GM used that style pretty much from the mid '70's through the sometime in the '80's. I saved that auction and I know that seller VERY well! See him all the time! ;)

Now I do have a small resin casting kit but I haven't tried it yet. Something small like this would be ideal to practice on. Actually, I'm not sure I'd have to cut away the entire headlight assembly. Simply make an impression on the part, and resin fill it from there------shape and sand as needed.

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I use rhinestones from Michaels store and polish them smooth. Assortments for round better than rectangular.

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Keep in mind that the lenses on real square headlights like that are flat, not convex like on kits.

They do them that way on kits to give the impression of a reflector behind the lens.

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I was thinking the 80 MPC Monte Carlo would be another one to consider, maybe even the El Camino kits as I believe they were flat.

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75-ish Monza.

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