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Old 10-27-2009, 07:06 PM
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Check these bad boys out:

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A 1998 Alfa Romeo convertible... seems to be the only one in the US until 2012 when Fiat begins importing Alfa's again. Might be a good source for an alternative taillight panel even if you have to shop on eBay UK.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:06 PM
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Very nice!

I bet they are even the right scale, and wouldnt need chopping up either.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:35 AM
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For some reason Alfa's didn't cross my mind for a source... probably since there aren't many left here in the States. I did manage to snag this off eBay just to see if it would fit:
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From a 1991 Alfa 164L. I have no idea if it will work, but it was so simple not to have just to try!
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Well, We're waiting for a picture of it taped in place. LOL

So how does it fit?
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Dunno - just 'bought it now' this morning. And, I don't have a conventional car to make a measurement to, so I'll have to trip out to Warren's place to try it on!
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I bet your really having to get yer arm bent for that trip huh?!
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that is one of the ideas i was looking for only i a tad bit wider
the other idea was the ones ydeardorff is making
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OK..got the lights today and wa'la!

Simple taillight solution from the UK-alfa-light-panel.jpg

Fits very, very well. So close, in fact, that it wouldn't be hard at all to modify an existing panel and mount these flush with the upper "lip" of the panel. And, to boot, the light panel has a built in license plate lamp:

Simple taillight solution from the UK-alfa-light-bottom.jpg

Which, if mounted high on the tail panel, leaves enough room for the license plate underneath in the stock location... though about 3 inches of the plate will be hanging off the panel. The other downside is there is no turn signal - the donor Alfa had them on the fenders where this was the center trunk light. No matter - there is room enough in the wings where the reflectors are to add a light from the back. Or... source an amber light and simply put it on the ends. The light panel ends about 2" short of the edges of the stock tail panel, so there's plenty of room to play!
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Cool! A success. I love it when a 'borrowed' piece drops into place that well. That has to be one of the most gratifying moments in working on kit cars.

I like it. And it shouldn't be difficult to add in two bulbs for behind if that the direction you go.
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