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Possible fix to common Chev taillight probs on the trail.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Poohbair, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Poohbair

    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    Im tired of breaking out my stock taillights on the trail so I am going to try this out for a while and see how they last.


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    I like that /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I am pretty tired of braking one every trip, might have to copy that design.
     
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    I had the same idea after I broke mine this weekend. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Great minds... HuH?
     
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    wait a minute.... them lights sure look familiar......
     
  6. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    They work great:

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    After I did mine Keith did it w/ LED ones. He also did a better job blending in the new steel.

    Welcome to last year /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. Poohbair

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    I was going to do mine like that... but I wanted them setting back inside the sheet metal so I couldn't (as easy) back into trees or rub them down trees and break them. Mine sit back in about an inch or so.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    That's probably a good idea. I was just busting your chops.

    Mine have held up well, but I'm sure it's partly due to the way I built my bumper. I have picked up a couple dents in the new sheet metal that would hve cracked yet another lense and/or housing, but the light units are crack free. I had originally planned to add a vertical post at the corner but w/ the small lenes I no longer think it's needed. The only way I'll do it now is if I decide to build a tire carrier.
     

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