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Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by escortalade, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Mosqueda

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    Re: I wonder if these would work - E36 projector style for M


    I don't think those would work, doesnt look like the corner wraps enough around...i mean unless you felt like moddin the body of your car you know?
  3. Mosqueda

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    Moddin

    I think you're right. The other lamps didn't wrap around like that. The one pictured must also replace the side lamps for the M3. I am definitely going to try the E36 normal style. I found them for around $10 each used plus S&H. If doesn't work, they're throw aways!
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    Anyone ever done the e36 swap and used the Evo 3 bumper?
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    That seems to make the most sense of all. I'm not a fan of E36's on stock gt/lx bumpers. It looks, well, not quite right. I have a Tracer so I won't have the "notch" problem that comes with the lx/gt bumper. I'm not flaming anyone because I think they look cool anyway, but they don't look like they belong, or if they do belong maybe the car was in a minor front end collision and things don't quite line up anymore.
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    Why do you need to change the bracket at all? Couldn't you just cut off the old mounting bolts for the escort bracket then weld/bolt in new bolts for the e36 headlights?
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    When you get a set in your hands and take out an escort one you will know why that won't work...You will have to take the sawzall and remove a buncha metal..I was considering doing it that way a while ago but decided it was to much work for my lazy as s to do...
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    Apparantly on Pimp my Ride there was an escort that got the entire front end of an M3... has anyone ever done any research on this?
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    just wondering, should i use the escort brackets for this or tracer brackets?
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    Jeebus... if you guys would search you'd find easily about 2-3 YEARS worth of discussion on this. much of which has picures of various assemblies/brackets... A Tracer Bracket and an Escort Bracket are going to be the same... they are the same car, only the front of the housing and the front bumper/grill combo are different. there is no difference in the brackets for the lights.

    Now, I normally hate when people do this, but this is a topic I spent a long time talking about and reading threads on years ago... so I KNOW that if you used the Search button you would be able to find answers. For those of you too lazy to do so though I'll write a short list of the three most prominent types of mounting (and one that's a lot more time consuming and requires some skill with a welder) that people have used.

    1: Modify Escort Brackets to fit e36 Headlights
    2: Modify Top RAdiator Supprt to fit e36 Brackets
    3: No brackets meaning "Custom" brackets made from Plumber's tape (The metal strap with holes in it) or other types of thin metal

    And the most complex yet "easiest" and most effective way to do it...

    Cut the top radiator Support from a a 92-98 3 series BMW then replace your Escort's Top support with it... it will require some cutting and welding obviously, but it allows you to just bolt up the headlights without any need for special brackets that will require more time to re-make should you get in an accident. Although you'll have to re-drill the mounting holes for your radiator and other stuff from teh Escort... so it's not really the "easiest" install option, but it makes the lights easier to replace since you can bust them and just pick up a new pair and drop them in.
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    yall get mad when people post in a topic about the topic they are asking about that is BS there are many on this like u said and this one was talking about installation and had pics so i thought this was a good one to post in

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