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'78-80s square headlights to round conversion #727192
August 25th 2017 3:22 pm
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Is this a straight swap to change square headlights to round for '78-early '80s? I know they came with either depending on the trim level.

Re: '78-80s square headlights to round conversion [Re: cornfarmer] #728292
September 27th 2017 1:18 pm
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For posterity I'll update this....the sheet metal behind the headlight buckets are not the same on round beam vans vs. square beam vans. If you try to fit a round beam into a square van, it will sit ~inch or so too low and ~inch too far to the outer edge. Also the retaining spring on the corner will not line up.

It could be possible to put some new holes into the square van sheet metal, or just graft the round van's sheet metal onto the square.


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