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1st Gen Eyelids?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by YoaterBoater, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    YoaterBoater

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    Been seeing eyelids for the 2nd gens and I really like the look. I drew up something today on paint. Do yall think this would look good?

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  2. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Eh, maybe. I'd have to see it actually on a truck and I think it would only look good on a truck with a color matched grill.

    Not trying to shit on your parade, I love the eyelids on the second gens. Just not sure how it would look on the rounded front ends of the 1st gens.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Generally the eyelids are colour matched to the body and not the black of the grille , no ?
     
  4. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    Warhorseforever

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    I don't think that it would work to well. Try getting a piece of paper and coloring it black or whatever color and cut it out to the shape you want and sticking it on with tape.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    you mean like this?

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  6. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    2nd gen , duh
     
  7. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    :laugh:

    IMO the eye lids wouldn't look good on a 1st gen. The 2nd gens have the right shape to the headlight assembly.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Yea I see what yall are saying, I appreciate the feedback.
     
  9. Nov 23, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    I think it would look good on 01-04's.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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    I'd say no. I like the distinction between 1st and 2nd gens and I don't think everything ought to be done to both. But it's your truck, you customize it how you like.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    It might work if it is color matched to the grill color.

    How about something like this where you just continue the thickness of the top part of the grill.

    IMG_0004-eyelids.jpg


    Just an idea though for OP. I don't think I would ever do it.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    Not feeling it.

    It's a truck. Not a Honda Civic hatchback that sounds like it's shitting its pants running down the highway at 55 mph

    Besides, won't the eyelids block light output from the headlights? Function over fashion, brosef.

    Just my $0.02
     
  13. Nov 24, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    eyelids is more of a sporty look... the 2nd gens look good with it b/c they have a sporty edge... 1st gens dont have that edge
     
  14. Nov 24, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    With the first Gen headlight size and design, you'd be cutting off light output. I say no.
     
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    yup, first gens look more like a truck :D
     
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    1st Gen FTW!!
     
  17. Nov 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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