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Old 06-30-2003, 06:12 PM
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Today, I got an SSE/i tail that I bought cheap on eBay. It took me fifteen minutes to figure out how the outer lense was attached, pry it off, take out the inner red and yellow lense, and put it back together. I'm gonna put it on my car and take some pics for yall tommorow.

BTW, this is just an experiment. I don't know if I will use it yet.
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I've been thinking about doing that for a long time, but haven't been able to come up with the money to buy the SSE/SSEi tail-lights. I can't wait to see what it looks like. Isn't the inner pice painted grey metallic and not chrome? If so it may not look so hot, but I'll have to wait and see.
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Yeah I think the Inerds of the light are grey and not polished. I dunno what you could do to the light to make it look better..
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They are chromed, but not the brightest chrome you've ever seen. I neglected to get my fiance'* digicam, but I can tomorrow to get pics. There is chrome paint out there to make it shinier if need be.
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excillent! now we can see how these look finally.......
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Going for an altezza/euro style light? I dunno.....
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Thats what I have always said...but each his own. I suppose I would have to see it first
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What happened to this topic? i wanna get some clears!!
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I just posted some pics on my cardomain page. Check em out. I am working on getting better pics. Anyone know how to get some red bulbs, I've checked Wal-mart and AutoZone with no luck. Let me know which side you like better.
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Wow...thats not bad...in fact, its not ricey at all, I was expecting something else totally. The black stripes do a nice job in keeping it conservative.

I was afraid that it would come out like cleared lights on a Neon or something...shame on me for being a non believer
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