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Old 04-04-2006, 10:09 AM   #21
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OMG!!! What is THIS?!?!?
Pretty darn scarey if you ask me.

Dr. Lash to the uh......uh.. yard for clean up...Dr. Lash to the yard for clean up.

I'm assuming it made quite the mess? Did you happen to check out the edges to see how it is integrated into the tail where it meets the red?
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OMG!!! What is THIS?!?!?
Pretty darn scarey if you ask me.

Dr. Lash to the uh......uh.. yard for clean up...Dr. Lash to the yard for clean up.

I'm assuming it made quite the mess? Did you happen to check out the edges to see how it is integrated into the tail where it meets the red?
Heh, heh...I didn't want to breath in little plastic particles...

Yes, the edges are totally sealed all around. A very careful dremel job could cut out and clean up the section for lense replacement, but it would be a LOT of work. The real trick IMO, is finding a clear lense material in the right shape and with those little light reflecting nodes molded into it.
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I know I was right

I have a TL completely open sitting on my desk. look at it daily. I can pretty much answer any question about them.

I cut it open and can give advice on how to do so if needed.

One thing to note, the textured look that the red area gives is actually clear inserts with shaped plastic. If you remove them, the red is smooth and you can see the lenses clearly.
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One thing to note, the textured look that the red area gives is actually clear inserts with shaped plastic. If you remove them, the red is smooth and you can see the lenses clearly.
They did the same inside the center.
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One thing to note, the textured look that the red area gives is actually clear inserts with shaped plastic. If you remove them, the red is smooth and you can see the lenses clearly.
They did the same inside the center.
yes the did. cracked one of those open in a junkyard Although that one I literally cracked open.

also, the TS section may look completely sealed off, but its not. its kinda "notched" in. maybe I can borrow someones camera and take some pictures later tonight
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I know I was right

I have a TL completely open sitting on my desk. look at it daily. I can pretty much answer any question about them.

I cut it open and can give advice on how to do so if needed.

One thing to note, the textured look that the red area gives is actually clear inserts with shaped plastic. If you remove them, the red is smooth and you can see the lenses clearly.
Can that shaped plastic be re-formed a bit to make a clear turn-signal lense...?
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I know I was right

I have a TL completely open sitting on my desk. look at it daily. I can pretty much answer any question about them.

I cut it open and can give advice on how to do so if needed.

One thing to note, the textured look that the red area gives is actually clear inserts with shaped plastic. If you remove them, the red is smooth and you can see the lenses clearly.
Can that shaped plastic be re-formed a bit to make a clear turn-signal lense...?
I'm sure it could be done, but it would look like a$$. the texture convace/convex squares are about 1/4 " by 1/4" I would suggest flourescent light covers first.
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Hey guys,
Thanks for all your work!! I never expected as big of a response. I don't know how that one ebay member "sora" something does the clear corners (maybe he'* just a middle person and not the manufacturer), but if he had access to an amber piece to mold and produce some clear pieces maybe that would work?
Probably wishful thinking but it seems like there'd be a lot of interested people in doing a "transplant" into the stock tail assemblies.
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I'm sort of doubting it'd work, but are the earlier SSE/SSEi tails (as pictured) interchangeable with the 96-99 tail corners? They seem pretty similar in shape. If not how close are they?

Maybe the bottom part could be used as the transplant part? I'm throwing out crazy ideas I know, I'm just trying to brainstorm any possibilities regardless.
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They will mount, but I don't think the trunk will close, or there will be a big gap or something.
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