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    OEM tailight installation

    I made the rash assumption that I should leave a lip at the back of the opening for the seal on the taillight to compress against. However, the diameter of the plastic and seal is too big to fit into the opening. It almost seems as if the lens is meant to be inserted from inside the clip and epoxyed into place. The lens itself will fit in the opening just not the back end where the lens flares out and the seal is. Asking because I donít know if it is just my lousy kit.
    What was I thinking??!!  I could have a VR4 Spyder for this kind of money.

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    Re: OEM tailight installation

    Yea alot of kits do not have a way to mount the tail lights as the AD kit as its own panel to mount the taillights too. Sorry

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    Re: OEM tailight installation

    are there any replica lights that have a slightly smaller diameter?
    What was I thinking??!!  I could have a VR4 Spyder for this kind of money.

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    Re: OEM tailight installation

    here are pics of the problem.
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    Re: OEM tailight installation

    I think the best bet for you would be the corvette tail lights. I do not know there size maybe bondo bob or someone who else could help you with this one.

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    Re: OEM tailight installation

    another option...

    cut out the holes and mount a panel behind your tail panel.

    create an inner and outer panel, I think that would be best.

    You can even buy the AD inner tail panel from John if you want to go that route.

    I think this would be the best bet if you want to use OEM lights, otherwise I think your kit is by default setup for replica lights.

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    Re: OEM tailight installation

    that is what funnywheels recommended. once again AD is far superior
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    Re: OEM tailight installation

    Good thinking guys I forgot about just getting the back panel from John.

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    Re: OEM tailight installation

    I've got a set of new Vette taillights if you want to trade. ;D
    Just smart enough to be very Dangerous

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    Re: OEM tailight installation

    I've got a set of vette tail lights that I will sell you. They would probably fit right in.
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