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Unread 06-09-2019, 12:45 PM   #1
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Headlight upgrade for 1999 Country Coach

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has looked into upgrading their headlight assemblies in older CC to a more effective light? I do a considerable amount of night driving on my summer trip to and from TX to Canada. The summer trip is not too bad since we have long days, but the fall return trip the days are much shorter.

The headlights in the 1999 CC seem to be Ford F series pickup from 1987-1992. Newer headlights have much better optics but installing different assemblies will require some fitment work and fiberglass reconstruction. Looking at our vintage CC coaches, the headlights and the color schemes are the only really exterior differences that date the coach.

I have been looking at the Ford F250 2011-2016 as a replacement that would actually fit the front cap rather easily (minimal fiberglass work), but an automotive projection headlight assembly would really modernise the front end look. Both would improve the current light optics drastically.

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I was thinking about getting something like this just for the lookshttps://www.carid.com/1992-ford-f-15...284598125.html
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I was thinking about getting something like this just for the lookshttps://www.carid.com/1992-ford-f-15...284598125.html
OK Mike - When we meet, you are going to have to repay me some of the costs for these things - as surely these are now added to my To Do List!!! You may want to save up, as I suspect many other owner's will expect that the person that caused this expenditure - should rightfully assist in the costs...

Thanks for sharing that link - if I've seen those before - well, I've forgotten. As I believe I would have placed those to the front along time ago!

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OK guys I'm a bit slow on this stuff. These fit the '99 Allure? If so I'm getting a pair. Just what I have always wanted.

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No they won't fit. Our 99 and 2000 Allure take the headlights from a 1990 ish ford f truck. 1992 was the next year they changed lights. So a 90, 89, 88 will be the range.
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Great thanks very much as I was going to order them today.
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No they won't fit. Our 99 and 2000 Allure take the headlights from a 1990 ish ford f truck. 1992 was the next year they changed lights. So a 90, 89, 88 will be the range.
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Yes you are correct, 92 they changed, I made a mistake, sorry for the confusion.
We need 87-91 and I haven't been able to find an aftermarket, so I'm deciding what to do. Best to stay away from the chinese aftermarket projection, they are mostly all junk. I tried a set in my 2004 F250 and they were terrible and I ended up putting the OEM lights back in
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I noticed on a site somewhere when I was looking up the years of headlights for our coach, a German made Xenon upgrade kit. I suppose you could google it also. It was two bulbs and two power supplies and all you do is put in the xenon bulb and plug in power supply. The only thing is you would still need to update the older light housing. I will have to look some more as ours are getting old and I have to keep polishing them to keep them clear.
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If you are handy, you might find this an interesting option. Morrimoto makes a line of 7 or 8 aftermarket retrofit projector lenses, offering both Hi and Low beam HID lighting. The Ford F series headlights have lots of room inside, where you insert the projector. I bought replacement light assemblies, as mine were so yellow and cloudy. Nice, crystal clear lens! Then I put in several successive sets of new, more costly bulbs. Nothing fixes that old F series light bucket. The reflector simply does not deliver a well formed beam of light. But a projector retrofit takes the Ford reflector out of service, using it only as a mounting system.

See these videos by The Retrofit Source on YouTube:

HID PROJECTORS - WHAT WE OFFER AND THEIR DIFFERENCES


"TRS Tips: Retrofitting the Morimoto Mini H1 6.0 into 9006, 9007, H11, H13 Headlights"

And "Opening & Resealing Automotive Headlights using Morimoto Retro Rubber"

Have I put these on my 2001 Intrigue? No, because I'm still shopping around for a sexier looking light to put projectors in. But I'm getting close to tackling it!
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Won't fit needs to be from 1987-1991
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There is a fella that makes these for $650.00 a pair. Can have different lenses Amber sides.



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If you are handy, you might find this an interesting option. Morrimoto makes a line of 7 or 8 aftermarket retrofit projector lenses, offering both Hi and Low beam HID lighting. The Ford F series headlights have lots of room inside, where you insert the projector. I bought replacement light assemblies, as mine were so yellow and cloudy. Nice, crystal clear lens! Then I put in several successive sets of new, more costly bulbs. Nothing fixes that old F series light bucket. The reflector simply does not deliver a well formed beam of light. But a projector retrofit takes the Ford reflector out of service, using it only as a mounting system.

See these videos by The Retrofit Source on YouTube:

HID PROJECTORS - WHAT WE OFFER AND THEIR DIFFERENCES


"TRS Tips: Retrofitting the Morimoto Mini H1 6.0 into 9006, 9007, H11, H13 Headlights"

And "Opening & Resealing Automotive Headlights using Morimoto Retro Rubber"

Have I put these on my 2001 Intrigue? No, because I'm still shopping around for a sexier looking light to put projectors in. But I'm getting close to tackling it!

Yes I have been looking at these and I am in the same spot as you, we need new housings first. The existing lights are old school with the light optics in the lense compared to clear lense with the optics in the reflector. Not sure how the projection lights will work with old lenses. Let me know if you find a new set of housings that could work in our front caps. Regardless, its going to take some fiberglass work to fit in. As well as fitting in the hole, the housings have to be able to be adjusted.

Have you tried accessing the passenger side headlight or turn signal?
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