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    Question Custom Taillight panel?

    does anyone know where, or who may make a taillight panel that you can use the round style lights????
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    You, in your shed. If you are handy at that sort of thing.

    Otherwise, its not the sort of thing you can just buy in a store.
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    Seen a few around on the www, here http://forums.hybridz.org/ may be worth a search.

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    showcars and body parts gave me pretty good service, that was a few years ago however!

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    A tail lamp panel modification were currently doing.

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    Man. that is some awesome job you're doing on that '76. I've never seen a restoration/modification that complete. Is Greg independantly wealthy, or one of the owners?? Either way, is he looking to adopt?? lol
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    Thought I'd post a pic of the finished tail lamps and rear panel .
    more pics are at links below signature.



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    Quote Originally Posted by palosfv3 View Post
    Thought I'd post a pic of the finished tail lamps and rear panel .
    more pics are at links below signature.



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    All I can say is wow. The restoration and the modifications is incredible. I am afraid to know how much it cost. But well worth the money. What I will ask is how long did it take to do the restomod?

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    Started in the fall of 2007.
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    I'll be doing something similar on the 260Z. I have a metal shop cutting a panel for me per my specs and the posterboard pattern I gave them, Supposedly I'll have it this week end. It'll be flush mounted, Not inset like all the others you always see. Those are easy, I'm going the hard route for the best all-around look. The Stock 260Z taillights will, and have been UPGRADED to LED but a little different then you're used to seeing from me.
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    The right red turn signal is now the upper left side brake light and the left red turn signal is now the right side upper brake light. The turn signals have now been replaced with KlearZ clear taillights. I divided the LED plate into 3 parts and gave them a sort of "Pointing" shape.

    The license will be inset like stock but a small area. The reverse lights are not decided on yet. I'm thinking a lower placed strip light or 2 small brite white lights placed low in the lower panel. not real sure yet. Can't wait to finish this damn thing!!!!

    Picture #3 shows the lenses that WILL be used, the other red lenses in the 1st and 2nd will Not be used. I changed my mind later and stuck woth the NON-reflector lens.

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    Last edited by Zs-ondabrain; 08-27-2009 at 05:39 PM.
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    Here is a slew of pics I ran across while surfing.
    Enjoy
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    Looks very nice Dave. Ive shopped for the Klearz and they are definitely PROUD of their products. $100 for a set of lenses seems a bit steep. I wanted a set of amber to make the euro look but can buy a set of repro's from MSA for not alot more.
    I really like the LED look, let me know when you have them perfected and available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MEZZZ View Post
    Looks very nice Dave. Ive shopped for the Klearz and they are definitely PROUD of their products. $100 for a set of lenses seems a bit steep. I wanted a set of amber to make the euro look but can buy a set of repro's from MSA for not alot more.
    I really like the LED look, let me know when you have them perfected and available.
    It was a bit steep but I had very few options. So I broke down and bought them. I wanted the clear for the Yellow LED's.

    Quote Originally Posted by MEZZZ View Post
    I really like the LED look, let me know when you have them perfected and available.
    I've been doing LED taillight conversions for the S30's for about 4 years now. Interested? Email me at wolfin32z@yahoo.com I charge $250 for the 240Z's and $300 for the 260Z and 280Z conversion. They use only 1/4 of the amperage than traditional bulbs and are brighter as well as stand out more for a safety factor. Using 1/4 amperage means less damage to the Brake switch, turn signal, wiring and other associated items.

    I'm not that happy with the taillights for what I paid. Looks like they pulled it from the mold before it was cool enough and they use a silacone in the mix or sprayed afterwards. Which means they need to be super clean before installing them. Or scrape then (sand paper and acetone)

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    You're LED's have been tempting me for 2 years now. I'll let ya know when I have a spare $250 Dave.
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    When doing custom body modifications such as being discussed, its best to draw out or photoshop your ideas to see if they work together well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyRock View Post
    You're LED's have been tempting me for 2 years now. I'll let ya know when I have a spare $250 Dave.
    I agree Dave, I will be contacting you when i get to that point to be sure.
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    That makes two of us Mark! BTW thanks for the wheels

    I'll try to get back over to your house soon and lend a hand if ya need one lent, you've got my number any time you need a hand let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsadatsun240z View Post
    That makes two of us Mark! BTW thanks for the wheels

    I'll try to get back over to your house soon and lend a hand if ya need one lent, you've got my number any time you need a hand let me know.
    Glad to see you got them on Kevin, you are more than welcome for the wheels! I hope they work out for you. I can always use a hand. I ripped off the front bumper and valance and rear bumper and mounted up the 240Z bumpers and air dam. I put on the new exhaust and mounted the Konigs.

    Last night I installed the grounding kit I got from MSA and next are struts & springs, possibly tomorrow. I'll be around if you get bored
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