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Should there be gaskets around the tail lights?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AJMBLAZER, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    I swear other 73-91 trucks have gaskets here:

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    Am I crazy or are there gaskets missing that go between the body and the tail light lense? I know there's a gasket that goes between the lense and the housing but this isn't it. It'd be visible where I marked in these photos.
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Nope, but some of the 73-87 taillights have chrome trim around the perimeter and some don't.

    Rene
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    So I am imagining things...whoops...

    Thanks for the answer.:rolleyes:
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think you should consider swapping in a set of those blingin' Altezza taillights onto the M1008.
























    :p: :p:

    rene
     
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    Mine have a little rubber gasket around the lens but it does not keep water out so I do not know the purpose. I also have the blingin chrome trim:D

    Ira
     
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    yeah, but I don't think that 20 some year old rubber is going to do it's job right :p: :wink1: :doah:

    I think i remember seeing some seal type of thingy on mine as well, but like mentioned, it's kinda dried out and doesn't really do much anymore:doah:
     
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    Weird, because not one set I've run across has any rubber (left) around the perimeter...

    Rene
     
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    hmm, I have a taillight that is tempermental, i guess i'll have to go out there tomorrow, change out the buld and double check this... :D
     
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    Well on my truck (1987) and on the parts truck I sold (1989) they had them here is a picture of a new set with them also.
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    Yes, but that doesn't go around the outer perimeter of the lens. It goes around the inner boxed part of the lens to seal the bulbs. They all have that seal.
     
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    JEBSR is right. In fact I accidentally bought a second set of those seals from a member here with both of us thinking the other knew which seals we were talking about...:crazy:


    Let's see, some Altezzas, one of those hard toneaus with a wing on it...some 24" spinners, a rice rocket muffler on each tailpipe....naaaahhhh....

    There's nothing shiney on the exterior of this truck in any way and I intend to keep it that way. As a matter of fact...thanks to the CARC paint...it doesn't even reflect light. At night it's just this dark shape out by the garage...:cool:
     
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    Maybe that is the gasket I thought I had either way they dont work I guess they keep you from cracking the screw holes by overtightening them.:dunno:

    Ira
     
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    LMC #36-0518 for $3 ea. Seals the lens to the reflector. The bright metal trim will get pulled if you wheel anywhere near trees. :D
     
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    Nope, that's the same one we've been talking about. If this gasket that I've been looking for does exist it would be more of a rectangular shape and larger.
     
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    I see. There isn't a gasket where you've marked in blue, the lens edges just float, not touching the body. The gasket nests in the reflector hsg, and its clamped by the flange you have your thumb over.
     
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    yeah, that would be the gasket i was referring to as well, not the outter edge of the lens. Usually just a chrome trim piece goes around that area.
     

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