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round vs square headlights

My 78 has round headlights I have seen some where the 78 has square , were they changed over? some like round? some like square? whats the deal?
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My 78 has round headlights I have seen some where the 78 has square , were they changed over? some like round? some like square? whats the deal?
IIRC 78 depending what trim level had round vs square.

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Yeah not all 78's had the square was an option, however all the 79's do have square


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:My understanding is: '78 XLT's had square, others were round, all '79's had square. My '78 (or what's left there of.....) is an XLT & has the square lights....

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I switched mine over to the square lights. IMO, Looks way better, doesn't cost a lot and is a piece of cake to change.
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LOL I just picked up all the parts to swap my 78 from the rectangle to the earlier round lights. I just like the look of them better, more "Old School" them the rectangle. I was going to swap on an entire grill assembly from my old 76 F250 XLT but I forgot to fill in the holes in my hood that the FORD letters mount into. I decided I didn't want
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REAL TRUCKS HAVE ROUND HEADLIGHTS...haha what ever floats your boat! I like the round


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I think they both look really good. Mine is a 79 so I have the square.
Sometime I would like to see how a pair of these would look on mine.

Then it wont matter what shape the headlights are.

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i have a 78 that had round and i put square ones in it the swap was easy all you have to do is replace the entire headlight assembly that bolts to the fire wall

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Um no 78 had BOTH, high end had square, lower class had round.

I HAD a 78 Ranger XLT with square.................

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I'll stay out of this one!
I have 2 78s both with the round headlights. They are both Customs with very few options. I had 3 79s before, but I love the 78s with the rounds
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I switched mine over to square but im starting to like the round better now. I kept all the stuff thinking I might stick some non DOT off-road lights in the round bezels at some point.


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heck do one of each She will appear to be winking !!!!

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I like the old school look better. The square lights look to bulky to me.

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heck do one of each She will appear to be winking !!!!
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Round > square. That's all you really need to know.

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