Originally Posted by ae86RSbugeye
Thank you much for this very intuitive write up! I've been reading other DIYs on retrofit and yours is the one that actually gave me confidence to go through it. I just need to find a second set of headlights to do the retrofit.
For sourcing headlights, you might consider the ones on ebay like this:
They're brand new, and from what I can tell, the quality is decent (after all, it's just a headlight housing). It'd be a clean/easy starting point for a retrofit.
Also, a minor detail: It's hard to see from my pics, but there is a turn signal bulb cover on the oem headlights that is amber
, but I removed it because I didn't want any amber in my lights. The result is that it looks a bit unfinished if you look closely. The headlights they sell on ebay have a clear
bulb cover, so you can throw a silverstar turn signal bulb in there and it will look very clean. Plus the bezel is already black so you wouldn't need to paint them. You would only need to paint the reflector bowls (if you wanted).