Why do some Vette owners remove the flip up headlights & replace them with non-flip up headlights that are further in the nose than before???

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Asked by Dec 30, 2012 at 09:01 PM about the 1980 Chevrolet Corvette Base

Question type: Car Customization

Does this only happen when the car has been in an accident or was it customized?

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2,165

preference. some ppl prefer them that way.

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Could be the flip up motors break or get stuck and it's cheaper than fixing them.

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2,525

It loooks ugly with the flip ups. Trust me I got rid of mine.

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35,675

Also some like the smoother look, just like shaving the door handles on the older hot rods.

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I'd rather have the traditional look rather than ruin what was already there & if the motors get stuck rebuild them or replace them or shave them off like that just doesn't have the feel for the vette as a whole if the flip up headlights aren't there. At least put some shields over the headlights so its not trapping air at least.

35,675

I agree I like the traditional Vette, they are perfection from the showroom floor. Or lot.

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