A Florida Corvette owner went ahead and swapped C7 headlights onto his C6 Corvette.
Swapping newer parts from other generations onto your older generation car has always been a “thing” amongst car enthusiasts. Thanks to our motoring friends over at Corvette Forum on their post yesterday ( Aug. 26, 2015) we caught wind of a Florida owner who went ahead and swapped C7 headlights onto his C6 Corvette. Check out the exclusive photos below with the link provided.
According to the original thread that the C6 Corvette owner, Crazy Cowboy started, once the C7 Corvette hit the showroom floor he knew that he would be doing this conversion. Obviously the C6 headlights are a tad bigger, rounder and the C7 headlights aren’t an exact bolt on, but this wasn’t Crazy Cowboy’s first foray into custom work and the results speak for themselves. All in all, it took him and a good friend just eight hours to cut, sand and fill everything in nicely.
"Well, got tired of waiting on the guy who’s doing this for production. I bought the C7 headlights just after the C7 came out with the intent of doing this. (Even though at the time I was driving a C5!). I bought another C6 a couple months ago and came across a forum member who was posting about his C7 headlight widebody project. I was happy to see that and would have liked to buy his if it wasn’t a widebody kit or even maybe if it was but it wasn’t available…..So yesterday morning me and a buddy banged this out in about 8 hours. Should have it primered tomorrow and painted by this weekend. If I like it and it comes out the way it looks like it is going to, I’ll probably mold the bumper and fender and sell the conversion kit. I’ve seen one other guy with a blue one that I honestly thought his headlights were too high on the fender. I did some cutting on the ends of the bumper to allow these to come down nice and low near the front edge of the bumper cover."
There are some custom body work projects on newer vehicles that look downright awful, but this isn’t that. In fact, we think they look absolutely mint. We imagine if he sold a whole front bumper kit to go along with the headlights, he’d make a pretty penny. And if you were wondering, two headlight units from GM cost $2,250. In the world of high-performance cars, that’s a drop in the bucket.