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Old 05 Sep 2007, 04:41 pm
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Default LQQK my new tail light project

hi all - it's been a while - hope all is well.

i'm going to start a new tail light project. it will involve ruining (opps i mean modifying) my current custom tail lights. i'm gonna measure twice and cut once - before using a holesaw. my plan is to insert these '59 cadillac lenses (see attached pic).

question: assuming i can holesaw the existing lenses without destroying them, should i use silicone or a clear epoxy to bond them?
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 07:51 pm
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Default Re: LQQK my new tail light project

Don't do it. The tailights look better the way they are now.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 05:27 am
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Default Re: LQQK my new tail light project

I gotta agree with BigSlim. I think they look better now.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 06:32 am
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Default Re: LQQK my new tail light project

I have a friend with a white Vert that did that exact same modification that your talking about only he started with the chrome APC taillights and added the cadillac tails. Myself, I just bought the whole setup pre-painted. It's up to you to do it or not. Everyone has their own opinions.

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Old 06 Sep 2007, 09:06 am
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Default Re: LQQK my new tail light project

well to each his own.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 04:51 pm
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Default Re: LQQK my new tail light project

thanks to all who replied.

when the lenses arrive, i'll do a mock up of sorts first with some double-sided tape (then mull over it a bit), before i start cutting away. i am not using the normal "'59" chrome bezels (as shown on the white pt convertible above). i plan on retaining the flat silver bezels (rings) that are on there now. maybe i can get them to recess inward like "pt chics" - that recessed look is too cool for school.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 05:17 pm
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Default Re: LQQK my new tail light project

mine where actually frenched in. the tail lights i have arent like the goddy ones that califorina crusiers has. i bought my tail lights from moon eyes and had my fabercator french them in
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 06:01 pm
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Default Re: LQQK my new tail light project

is this what you started with pt chix?

https://www.mooneyesusa.com/Store/pr...1edd4322cf1951
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Old 10 Sep 2007, 08:37 am
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nope, this is what i started with.......
https://www.mooneyesusa.com/Store/pr...1edd4322cf1951
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Old 10 Sep 2007, 11:19 am
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Default Re: LQQK my new tail light project

pt chix - a close up pic of your tail lights would be very much appreciated. i zoomed in on your posted pic, but it got too fuzzy. it sort of looks like the tail lights are skewed inward --- very nice.

for those who said, don't do it --- i have not pulled the trigger (of the drill w/hole saw) yet. i really want to see if i can achive pt chix's frenched look.
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