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Old 04-23-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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I picked these up new from GTS. They come in clear, smoke and "carbon" They also apparently have them for other Volvo's as well. I got these for $86 with express shipping.





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Old 01-16-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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Posting a link as I forgot.

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:06 PM   #3
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OMG! I didn't even think to check GTS, I just figured it was like anything else for a 780 and nobody makes it. One more thing to add to the list...

Have you installed them yet? I'm curious about the fit.
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Do they actually fit?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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Hows the quality & fitment on them?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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On the stock US DOT lamps, the fit is just fine. The upper clips (black tabs on the top) are pressed onto the cover and are prone to come off so I used silicone to just bond them in. The bottom of the shield slips under the lamps and the clips grab the top of the lamps.

On the E-Codes that I'm running however, it needed some help so I used some 3M heavy duty Dual lock tape http://www.itapestore.com/tb3560.aspx which is amazing strong and weather/UV resistant. It's also transparent so it doesn't show.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:11 PM   #7
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carbon or cabrón?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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They do show a 240 listing for '74-86; I didn't check 87-93. I couldn't find anything that indicated if they're acrylic or poly-carbonate or what..... I just made some out of Lexan from Home Depot.
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i wonder how the 240 ones fit???
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i wonder how the 240 ones fit???
With universal fitment for 75-86, I'm gunna guess "not well", since that covers potentially four different headlight styles (single and dual rounds, dual squares, and 86+ style)
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The ones I've seen are the squares/rounds
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I had them on my my 87 240. They fit ok. One side fit snug and wouldn't move, while the other had a tendency of sliding, as the OP pointed out. So, a means to secure it was needed. I opted for "Interlok" (sp?), basically a heavy duty velcro.
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Trying to understand what a 'cover' would accomplish on the 86+ one piece lights that are already covered with a polycarbon 'lens'.....

'85 and earlier I can understand.....that's why I made some covers for my 4x6's.
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I had them on my my 87 240. They fit ok. One side fit snug and wouldn't move, while the other had a tendency of sliding, as the OP pointed out. So, a means to secure it was needed. I opted for "Interlok" (sp?), basically a heavy duty velcro.
I'm using 3M Dual lock. It a similar concept to velcro, but it isn't. VERY strong adhesive pads and the interlock surfaces really hold up. I bought a 10' roll from iTapestore and it goes a long way.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...BC31gv%29&rt=d
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Update:

Also @ Amazon.com

780 DOT covers

Just search "GT Styling (volvo model) Headlight Covers"
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