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I would like to put round headlights in a 1989 4 runner. Will a 1980 headlight door work?Any

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by Kimmeg, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Jan 25, 2017 at 6:17 AM
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    Wanting round headlights
     
  2. Jan 25, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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    It will not simply bolt and clip into place if that's what you're asking. I cut my '87 headlight bezels to make an 81-83 grill fit, and fiberglassed them together. You could fit round headlights with customization.
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  3. Jan 25, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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    Ok. I just didn't know if somebody on here converted the square headlights into retro looking round ones. I think if I can get the headlight doors from a 1980 truck I can trim them to fit. I hope...
     
  4. Jan 25, 2017 at 11:08 AM
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    Love your rig!
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    Thanks. And it is certainly possible with some creativity and modification.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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    I will post pics when it's done.
    With some cutting would you think the 1980 doors would fit though?
     
  7. Jan 25, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    I think you would need the pickup grill. Like i said, i had to cut my factory headlight bezels to fit with the pickup grill. If you use the pickup headlight bezels with your factory grill, there will be a gap as the 4runner grill is narrower.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2017 at 5:55 PM
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    Did it on my 87, used the grill and lights from a 80 pickup I had. Lights are plug and go, no cut and splicing, I just set them where the stock ones went and used long screws with some washers to keep it from receting back any

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  9. Feb 1, 2017 at 5:51 AM
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    My issue is finding parts at this point. I was sent the wrong headlight hoods...
     
  10. Feb 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    People's used land rover lights as well
     
  11. Feb 8, 2017 at 6:43 PM
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    Thank you!
    What year
    Rover?
     
  12. Apr 17, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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    I am looking into modifying FJ60 headlight bezels and grill to see if I can make them work. Will be a few weeks before I can find parts too, but will update everyone if I get it figured out.
     

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