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Refitting modified / orangified tail lights..
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:30:22 PM »
OK. I just got my tail light lenses back from David Azzipardi in Minto having had the oranage sections for the indicators fitted.
In my case, for a '76 T/A, but my query could apply to any car.
The gaskets between the lenses and the "buckets" are quite hard and there also appears to have been a gasket of some type around the 4 circular holes in the body on each side.
Naturally, I want the whole assembly to be watertight.
Is there a product, like silicon sealer, that I can use to keep the water out, but that does not set to allow the tailights to be removed at any point in the future??

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Jason.
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Re: Refitting modified / orangified tail lights..
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 05:15:54 PM »
Hi traNZam yes there is it is windscreen sealer don't go & buy it I have a tube of it you can use I am in the Campbeltown area. 

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Re: Refitting modified / orangified tail lights..
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 12:14:16 PM »
Thanks for the info!
Damn decent offer.
Are you going to Crossroads on Sunday? - Maybe we could catch up there?

Thanks again and rgds,

Jason.
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Re: Refitting modified / orangified tail lights..
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2014, 02:29:31 PM »
Yes I will be there I will bring it with me see you there

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Re: Refitting modified / orangified tail lights..
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2014, 09:08:07 PM »
You may also need to fabricate a blanking piece to separate the indicator from the tail lights...otherwise, the lights will leak over and show amber when you put your foot on the brake, and VV. I usually make them from thin sheet gal, with a couple of little tabs to locate them, then urethane or epoxy them into position. 

You can see the piece here in my 71's lights.

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Re: Refitting modified / orangified tail lights..
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 11:14:04 AM »
Thanks Leigh, David did mention I should put something in to separate the orange from the red. I was working my way through 2L of icecream to get the flat plastic sections I need! Thin gal you say? That sounds more permanent. I'll have a look about work to see what I can find..
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Re: Refitting modified / orangified tail lights..
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 01:29:29 PM »
I put alloy in the middle of mine.
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Re: Refitting modified / orangified tail lights..
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 10:05:54 PM »
Not sure what mine is like behind the lense but the colours don't interfere with each other...

The standard lights flash red? Yeah?

Are you doing this for rego?

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Re: Refitting modified / orangified tail lights..
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2014, 10:14:05 AM »
Not sure what mine is like behind the lense but the colours don't interfere with each other...

The standard lights flash red? Yeah?

Are you doing this for rego?

Red rear indicators are permitted up to 1973.  After that, they have to be amber.
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Re: Refitting modified / orangified tail lights..
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2014, 03:08:19 PM »
Hi Bale9,

The website is back on line. Check out www.tailights.com
David is in Minto NSW. There is no option, you'll have to get your tail lights modified the same way.
I'm currently making a template for the piece to separate the orange from amber, if interested, I can send it to you.
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