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Old 06-13-2015, 05:16 PM   #1
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what headlights on my 99 tradewinds?

I had to replace my headlights on my 99 tradewinds and realized my trim rings are rusted when removing them to replace my headlights. I am having a hard time trying to identify them in order to replace them so I can remount my new headlights. Can anyone help!?
My headlights are the 7x5 inch type and now I have a nice motor home with no headlights!
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The trim rings were an automotive standard in the early 80's.
Don't know if anyone produces them new.
Auto wreckers and look for an 84 Omni or Reliant.
Take screw spacing measurements , top and bottom with you.
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I looked up the reliant ones and they do not match the screw pattern. So it looks like perhaps it's not the Dodge or Plymouth. On my motor home the screw holes top and bottom are equally spaced apart and on the Omni and Reliant they are different top and bottom. I have been looking at pics of Ford and Chevy and cannot find any matches so far. But there are thousands of vehicles to look at and at least the computer makes it a little easier with the search. I hope I don't have to do a last ditch effort and try to make my own in time for my planned trip on July 1st. We'll see........
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How about Chevette then , same year, if memory serves , one of the big three even used plastic trim.
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After looking at hundreds of different headlights, Ford, Dodge, Plymouth, Chevrolet and more from the 80's I did not find a match to the screw pattern. So, since I have a little machine shop in my garage, I ended up fabricating and welding up a whole set (all 4) and now I have headlights again. It would be nice to find out what headlight buckets they mounted for future use in the tradewinds model if anyone knows. I looked at the tail lights and they have the Ford emblem on them, but when I looked at all the Fords made during that period, none of them have the same screw pattern. I even looked up Freightliner, International, Chrysler.
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Try looking at International Truck Parts. The Front turn signals on my 98 TW are International. Also, is there any part number on the part> I found my signal parts by just doing a Google Search for the part number only and found a bunch - also found on eBay.
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