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Old 12-06-2016, 11:15 PM   #1
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So I decided to take a shot at retro tail lights myself...







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That looks pretty cool, do you have any night picks with the lights on?
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Those came out great! Glad to see people starting to run with this idea
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:29 PM   #4
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Where do you buy them? how much?

What kind of exhaust tips are those? Size? Where?
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:49 PM   #5
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Not sure about his but I'm running two pairs of these only saying because they are having a sale right now which is a very good deal. http://www.yonaka.com/Yonaka_Stainle..._p/ymet001.htm
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:41 PM   #6
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@Jim Cuff - These are 93-97 base Firebird lights, painted for effect. I think the tips are from an old Flowmaster setup, can't help you there.

@91rs355 - I'll post some pics when I the night shots, need to break out the real camera to capture those.
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Night shots are really hard to get. The reflective portions of the lens screw with the camera sensors, makes the lights appear to have wavy lines. I'll need to try some LEDs in these to see what difference it makes, in person they're wicked




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Night shots are really hard to get. The reflective portions of the lens screw with the camera sensors, makes the lights appear to have wavy lines. I'll need to try some LEDs in these to see what difference it makes, in person they're wicked




Those look great man! Nice job.
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Looks great!!
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I like those lights!
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looks good at night. really has the 75-78 TA look
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Looks good! I like it.
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I like them, a different take, very nice!
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looks good at night. really has the 75-78 TA look
I was going to try and mimic the '67-'69, but the back end of the 4th gen is too tall. I think these turned out really close to the original photoshop of the retro tails... Still haven't been able to get a good night shot, they're so much better in person, may just have to drive it by the shop one of these days...
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What was the process and materials used for this project?
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I'm curious as well... I think they came out looking pretty good.
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What was the process and materials used for this project?
Wet sand the **** out of a set of 93-97 Firebird lights. I ended up filling in quite a few low spots with epoxy to have a smooth finish.



I chose to keep the three 'small' reflective stripes of the lens visible, along with one row of the 'beads' or 'squares' on the top and bottom of the smaller stripes. The black stripes between the three red ones are only two beads/squares thick, mask off the reverse lights however you choose. Getting the masking just right is the hardest part.



After you're done masking, wipe the lenses with a damp cloth, or with paint thinner, then spray multiple coats of whatever black paint you choose. Be sure to spray down inside the gap around the reverse lights. I let the paint dry for 3-4 hours, removed the tape, and sprayed a few coats of clear coat on top.

I used a couple of spray cans, certainly the results would have been better with an actual paint sprayer. We'll see how they look once I wet sand and buff them.
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Turned out good!
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Nice touch leaving the bit of reflector. These came out mint. Looks like a factory option.
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Looks badass, do they make a sequential flasher for the Fbodys?
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