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Old 03-15-2007, 05:51 PM   #1
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Peterg made some awesome tails back a month ago using the flouresent tube light covers in place for the amber. I thought it looked great and tried it out for myself. I got myself a Craftsman 9.6V 75-peice rotary tool for $49 (on sale from $129), bought some new flouresent covers, the old ones in my garage were too damn brittle and needed lots of preheating prior to work. Fresh one was flexible as hell. Ok, so I started with the front corners and here they are:

BEFORE


AMBER REMOVED


FLOURESENT CUT AND CURVED (oven toaster for 30 seconds and bend)


FLOURESENT FITTED


HAZZUH!!!!


Now here are my rears, they took me a little while because I slowly cut the amber out with my rotary tool and the batteries kept running out. The plastic is THICK! Anyways, I left the black border when I cut the amber so I could match the exact curves with the flouresent covers. I then used half a paper clip to make smaller clips that would hold the floursent cover to where the amber used to be. Here are the shots I took with my Chocolate phone, not bad for a 1.3MP camera phone, I resized to 25% from 1290 x 680:

OVEN HEATED AND LIGHTLY WEDGED APART


IN THE GARAGE WITH MY FLOURESENT PEICES CUT OUT, PREP FOR AMBER REMOVAL


QUICK BEFORE SHOT


AND THE FINISHED PRODUCT


I removed the old rubber bead from the factory around the tails and put some of my own adhesive sealent, its stuck on tight now, but I have to make sure when I do my other light to use LOTS more, the factory used tons of that stuff!
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Did you add the pictures correctly? I cant view them and would like to. Maybe its just the computer at work =/
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nice, you beat me by 3 days on doing the Front clears .....but now i can see how they look....
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Haha, actually I did my first clear last year, the whole passanger side cover fell off while I was on the freeway about two months ago. I bought a new one from the junkyard and I redid both sides with Peter'* idea.

And Vince, I think its your computer because 1993SLE can see them.
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Yeah it probly is I will check them out when I get home. Its a government computer.
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Haha, actually I did my first clear last year, the whole passanger side cover fell off while I was on the freeway about two months ago. I bought a new one from the junkyard and I redid both sides with Peter'* idea.

And Vince, I think its your computer because 1993SLE can see them.

ya i never did the clears cause i didnt want to see the bulb....but i have a sheet of the flouresent light cover sitting right here, as well as the Dremel....

i have to ask you, how did you get the lens off the corners so cleanly.....it dosent look like you cut it
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I loved that look on my Bonneville... an awesome mod
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i have to ask you, how did you get the lens off the corners so cleanly.....it dosent look like you cut it
In the front corners? The orange in the front corners pops right out as a separate piece. No cutting involved
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Very nice

Its nice ot see my ideas catching on

The Only thing that you lose points on Is the floresents being cut on a 45* angle to the pattern. If you cut it along the lines it will match up to the back up light perfectly
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i have to ask you, how did you get the lens off the corners so cleanly.....it dosent look like you cut it
In the front corners? The orange in the front corners pops right out as a separate piece. No cutting involved
yes pete i know that....im talking about the Lens from the housing.....not the orange
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