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Black headlight mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DTaCo, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    DTaCo

    DTaCo [OP] Active Member

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    I really want to do this mod but I am a little confused as to what parts are painted once the headlight is taken apart. Does anyone have pictures of the painting process and what doesnt get painted and what needs to be taped off? Also it sounds like the yellow reflectors can also be taken out at this time too is that correct. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    Never seen it done on an 01-04 1st gen. These lights aren't the same as the 2nd gen lights.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

    Mr.Fahrenheit Dennis = sinneD

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  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:21 PM
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    ^^^

    I would buy the new darkened HL. and then sell the original ones...
     
  5. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    DTaCo

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    Where can you buy the darkened ones? Do they look as nice? I am also looking into doing the deckplate mod. Are there alot of people that have done it to the first gens?
     
  6. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    Dude, the link is provided above. And as for the deckplate mod, yes, a lot of gen1 peeps have done it since it can only be done on a gen1 Taco.
     
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