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Old 02-20-2013, 10:03 PM
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Default Looking for rear light ideas

I have the "upside down TransAm" light configuration currently - and poorly implemented at that. Big gaps, drivers side of the opening was rough-cut to make them fit, seems like someone wanted to make it "legal" and that was it.

So I consider this a blank slate, thinking about glassing the whole thing in and doing some round lights... maybe something like the Lotus.



BUT - I know what a huge PITA that would be ...

Anyone running round lights care to post a rear pic? Looking for as many ideas as I can find.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:00 AM
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Here are a few nice ones.
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The last one is what I made for my car. I had to extend the rear by about 4 inches to cover my Corvair 6 cylinder engine properly. If not for covering the engine then it would not have the spoiler built in.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:02 AM
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Looking for rear light ideas-sterling-rear-view.jpg
This is my car, I also installed Halo LED's in the lenses
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:02 PM
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Not finished but I'm using El Camino taillights with an LED retrofit.

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:31 AM
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I noticed none of these pics have the visible muffler - (or what I call, "the hemorrhoid" ) - what exhaust are you running?

The rear of this one is pretty atrocious right now - bought it to do a full resto, mechanically it's done so now I'm ready to start on the cosmetic issues. Obviously this exhaust didn't make the cut But I don't want to replace it with the exact same setup, just don't care for the visible exhaust much.


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Old 02-24-2013, 05:25 PM
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Considering other exhausts I've seen, that one is pretty well done.

Here are my taillights, btw.

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:17 PM
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Man you guys are giving me some ideas... now I gotta find someone in the area that's good with Fiberglass to kick a few things around, I'd love to learn to do it myself but I have enough unfinished projects as it is :P
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Dropped the Sterling off at the body shop yesterday and finally decided what I was going to do ... recess the lights a little bit and put a tinted panel in front. The car will be Satin black and I think the contrast with the gloss solid panel will look pretty cool when it comes out.

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Interesting. Looking forward to the results. Satin is a hard finish to keep, just like a flat. You can't wash it with anything that will remotely scratch and you can't wax it. Plan on a/c in the near future - black in Florida with these cars is never a good idea
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:43 PM
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Interesting. Looking forward to the results. Satin is a hard finish to keep, just like a flat. You can't wash it with anything that will remotely scratch and you can't wax it. Plan on a/c in the near future - black in Florida with these cars is never a good idea
Got A/C covered. There are a lot more satin care products out now than there were a few years back, so I don't mind the extra care. Spray and wipe and hope birds don't mark their territory on it faster than I can clean it off.
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