Nick's "lvndpst" Restoration (and Slight Modification) Thread

CarMichael Angelo

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I had read over and over that the knock off don’t fit well and look wonky. I’m pretty sure Kevin gets the factory lights apart and reconditions inside and out.
Two things then:
#1. If you box them up, pay for the shipping, and Kevin will take apart the headlights, polish the inside, put them back together, and ship them back to you...how much do you think thatll cost?
#2. And if you read the 22 out of 24 reviews over and over, you'll find that 92% gave this 90.00 complete set of lights 4-5 out of 5
https://www.cjponyparts.com/headlight-kit-basic-stock-style-1987-1993/p/HLK27/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo4XbsOP84QIVDSsMCh01iwp5EAQYASABEgKHc_D_BwE
 
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Mustang5L5

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Just put the LRS lenses on the car and don't look back.

I posted side by sides of the LRS stuff with brand new NOS headlights a year or so ago in my thread and they looked virtually identical. Fit was fine on the car. I'm happy enough with them that the NOS lights are still in the box waiting for me to toss them back on ebay on of these days. Honestly, I have a suspicion the later NOS lights (made in the late 2000's according to the date code stickers on the box) are probably made by the same vendor making the repops. They looked that similar.

I don't drive at night or in the rain, but the lights look as good as when I installed them.
 

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Over all I am happy with the LMR headlights. I thought it was a little lame that they didn’t come with new nuts for the studs, or the rubber grommet around the headlights, but my old stuff was all in good reusable condition.

One note, I had to take a file and file the extra plastic from the bottoms of the lights to make them cleaner. They bothered the hell out of me out of the box. Here is one example of before and after.


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It only took a few minutes to do and really helped them look higher quality.

The install fit on the car was A Ok. I just need to aim my headlights and I’ll be done.

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Hey Nick,

Did you ever try mounting the 2003 Cobra rear bumper cover? I’m going to be doing the front to my car, but the rear covers are pretty expensive and hate to throw $700 away if the general shape of the 03 is so far off it can’t be done.
 

95BlueStallion

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Hey Nick,

Did you ever try mounting the 2003 Cobra rear bumper cover? I’m going to be doing the front to my car, but the rear covers are pretty expensive and hate to throw $700 away if the general shape of the 03 is so far off it can’t be done.
I never did try it. The bumper I obtained for the test had too much damage and wouldn’t hold its normal shape.
 

95BlueStallion

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I found the shade of gray I wanted to use on my lower GT plastics, and it happens to be the same shade as my upper intake. Matchy matchy! Started with the rear bumper because it looked horrible. All was going well in my sweet paint booth.

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Until I got too happy in one spot apparently. What a buzz kill!

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I am not going to screw myself like I normally do and touch it too soon. I’m going to let it dry over night, lightly sand the whole bumper tomorrow, and give it a full final coat.

Doesn’t need to be perfect. I didn’t even use any high build primer as I did on the front bumper. This car is a 20 ft car, and probably never will be any better. No sense in getting too involved in the paint.
 

CarMichael Angelo

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I found the shade of gray I wanted to use on my lower GT plastics, and it happens to be the same shade as my upper intake. Matchy matchy! Started with the rear bumper because it looked horrible. All was going well in my sweet paint booth.

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Until I got too happy in one spot apparently. What a buzz kill!

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I am not going to screw myself like I normally do and touch it too soon. I’m going to let it dry over night, lightly sand the whole bumper tomorrow, and give it a full final coat.

Doesn’t need to be perfect. I didn’t even use any high build primer as I did on the front bumper. This car is a 20 ft car, and probably never will be any better. No sense in getting too involved in the paint.
Better read the recoat window. Certain rattle can paints do not like being recoated after they dry, and could ruin the whole thing if you're not careful.
 

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Good Job and great color pick.

I will be watching what you do about the wavy rear bumper since both of mine are doing the same thing
 

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Good Job and great color pick.

I will be watching what you do about the wavy rear bumper since both of mine are doing the same thing
As far as wavy, I am talking about the sides. Where the back bumper meets the GT fender extension. I want it flatter.

I am debating building a discrete rear diffuser actually. ABS plastic sheet isn’t cheap though. We’ll see what I come up with.
 
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stanglx2002

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I am debating building a discrete rear diffuser actually. ABS plastic sheet isn’t cheap though. We’ll see what I come up with.
Yeah I agree that stuff isnt cheap at all. I am looking at adding an integrated front splitter and radiator boxing combo to mine too
 

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maybe you could glue a flat piece of metal to the underside where the waves are? I'm contemplating that on my 89 because the rear cover has that sag across the top,
 

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Hey mike, you put a picture of a pad you could buy for the top of the rear bumper in my thread awhile back.

I’ll see if I can dig it up tonight.
Yeah, I need that as well as what Thief is talking about. I bought some PBA, so the plan for now is to do exactly what he mentioned. For the sides of the back bumper I will be glueing metal pieces to the back side to hold them flatter. As for the top, that may just work there as well, but if Dave scrounges up that bumper pad, I will probably buy one since I have the rear bumper mostly off right now anyway.