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Old 08-06-2008, 12:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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NICE DIY. Thanks for posting - I bet this one will get read a lot.

Silly question time: will this hamper changing a burned out headlight?

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Old 08-06-2008, 05:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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NICE DIY. Thanks for posting - I bet this one will get read a lot.

Silly question time: will this hamper changing a burned out headlight?
Not on my metro I have to remove bucket to get 1 screw anyways, tested before I did it. It does hamper aiming of the light though, but how often do you need to aim your lights.
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but how often do you need to aim your lights.
You damn Ohio people with your un-aimed headlights

You can aim them with the bucket removed...............
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I need something to hunt with...... Deer, racoons, groundhogs, old people,,, can't hit em if you can't see them.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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How much was the cost of the lexan? I'm curious if perhaps the same could be done with a poster frame cover. Probably not as scratch resistant though, but there are sratch fillers to get.
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I have about $10 in the lexan, you don't need thick stuff only about 1/16 inch. Alot of sign/glass places will have that much laying around in scrap bins, and sell it by pound pretty cheap. I would just use the lexan and not have to redo it that way. The tape is no fun to get back off.
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1 thing is to make sure your lexan is UV coated.
you dont want it to get cloudy in the sun.
with lexan only 1 side is uv protection coated, make sure that side is outside.
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why did these metro's have these silly straight lamps to begin with in the us, Clearly the car was not designed to have them, so i can only assume some old regulation or cost considderations could be at the heart of this.

however the cover makes it really look outstanding! if you wanted to add some custom look to it perhaps you could install two small round lights per side. this could give it a certain retro-modern, alfa-bmw-lexus look... this look just fine of course, but it proves the "looks" of a car don't have to stand in the way of good aero, like it does to often these days
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why did these metro's have these silly straight lamps to begin with in the us, Clearly the car was not designed to have them, so i can only assume some old regulation or cost considderations could be at the heart of this.

however the cover makes it really look outstanding! if you wanted to add some custom look to it perhaps you could install two small round lights per side. this could give it a certain retro-modern, alfa-bmw-lexus look... this look just fine of course, but it proves the "looks" of a car don't have to stand in the way of good aero, like it does to often these days
I think cost is the main issue for a Geo Metro, but recessed lights are also a normal design choice :



And, wouldn't vertically oriented headlights have less light refraction issues?

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why did these metro's have these silly straight lamps to begin with in the us, Clearly the car was not designed to have them, so i can only assume some old regulation or cost considderations could be at the heart of this.
I think to differentiate themselves from the original suzuki product, or the pontiac Firefly (canadian version). If you're lucky, you might score some of the non-recessed "original" parts and convert it back to what it _should_ be.

Or, maybe it was to make them look cheap and chintzy so the metro sales wouldn't totally humiliate the more expensive/larger GM cars. GM has never had much love for the small efficient automobile.

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