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What Should I Do With This? by homer6679
Started on: 09-09-2017 10:26 PM
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Report this Post09-09-2017 10:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for homer6679Click Here to Email homer6679Send a Private Message to homer6679Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So last November I bought a Fiero GT without knowing that the tail light lenses were gone because I didn't really know what a Fiero was until I bought one. Anyways, I have a problem with my tail lights and I need some creative input that isn't my own. I have thought about just keeping them the way they are, getting "new" OEM lenses or waiting for a C4 corvette set to pop up. Does anybody else have some input on what I should change and or keep the same?



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Report this Post09-09-2017 10:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero ThomasClick Here to visit Fiero Thomas's HomePageClick Here to Email Fiero ThomasSend a Private Message to Fiero ThomasEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
well if you are trying to keep the cost down then the one lights are not the answer. A real nice set is 800.00 now and you can do the tali light panel that uses the corvette lights for much cheaper

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Report this Post09-09-2017 10:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jjd2296Send a Private Message to jjd2296Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wow did you not look At the car before you bought it?? Looks like the previous owner took the best part off the car! Lenses are worth almost the same as a complete set! 800-1000!!
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Report this Post09-10-2017 11:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for homer6679Click Here to Email homer6679Send a Private Message to homer6679Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah I didn't really look at the tail lights that much when I bought it. A bonehead move when I look back but it's whatever now. The car is already going in a custom direction so I think corvette swap would be the way to go, but if I somehow made what I have on the car right now look good then that would be pretty custom.
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Report this Post09-10-2017 08:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So if I post on this thread, does it show up on the other one too?

Wow....it does. never seen that before.

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Report this Post09-11-2017 07:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for bjc 350Send a Private Message to bjc 350Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This Craigslist posting may be just what you need! Note image number 2. Not mine.
https://portland.craigslist...arts/6297347852.html
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Report this Post09-11-2017 09:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for homer6679Click Here to Email homer6679Send a Private Message to homer6679Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The ones in the add appear to be notchie tail lights. I'm definitely going to search Craigslist tho for sure
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Report this Post09-11-2017 11:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hye_4_lifeSend a Private Message to hye_4_lifeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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It appears the previous owner cut the lenses out along the edge. Wasn't there a member who made lens overlays that required cutting out portions of the OEM lens for about $200 or so?

Edit: on second thought it was considerably more than a couple hundred dollars and, although I didn't read the thread in its entirety, it didn't seem like it went very well.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/073560.html

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Originally posted by homer6679:

The ones in the add appear to be notchie tail lights...


And he's asking $200 for those??!!! Dreamer.

 
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Wasn't there a member who made lens overlays that required cutting out portions of the OEM lens


It's best we not talk about that fiasco.
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It's best we not talk about that fiasco.


Yeah, I found the thread and, after reading a little into it, felt bad about bringing it back up
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Report this Post09-12-2017 01:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for homer6679Click Here to Email homer6679Send a Private Message to homer6679Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah someone did cut them, it's very very uneven. Almost like someone took an angle grinder to the lenses.
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Report this Post09-12-2017 03:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for kendellClick Here to Email kendellSend a Private Message to kendellEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
At first look I wouldn't suspect the lenses are not there.
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Report this Post09-12-2017 06:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jjd2296Send a Private Message to jjd2296Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Look like your screwed! I have a spare set I could sell you for a small fortune!!. Their perfect 9 out of 10

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Report this Post09-12-2017 07:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for trivetClick Here to Email trivetSend a Private Message to trivetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It looks exactly like they were prepped them for a set of replacement covers - probably that were ordered and never shipped. (I don't want to get into THAT again )

Unfortunately, these are pretty much ruined. You need new lenses, and replacement lenses (or entire taillights) are difficult to find at a decent price.

If you are thinking of going with the Corvette style panel, then go for it. I have a Corvette style panel that I need to install also, just haven't gotten around to it......maybe a project for this winter.
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The car in general looks suspect, the taillight, the rear facia is ribbed molding either a 85 gt, 86-87 se, so, then the rear clip is a fastback gt, so either the clip is correct and rear facia is not, or rear facia is correct and the upper clip is not.
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Report this Post09-12-2017 11:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for homer6679Click Here to Email homer6679Send a Private Message to homer6679Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I believe the rear fascia is incorrect because when you take the tail lights lets say to change a bulb. You can see that the rear fascia was originally red. I have reason to believe that my car was in a little fender bender before I bought and they put a ribbed molding on it instead of a proper rear fascia. As of right now I am going to hold out for a corvette set and pull the trigger when I have enough cash money. Unless someone else has some creative ideas.
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Report this Post09-13-2017 05:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jjd2296Send a Private Message to jjd2296Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I might have the fix for you. Just found a set ofntaillights at the local yard they are pulling them off the car for me. No cracks or delam but the lenses might be the only good part as all the retaining screws are rusted and stripped!! Pm me if your interested. I won't charge 800 but it definitely won't be less than 400!! Somewhere in the middle might sound nice???

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Report this Post09-14-2017 02:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for homer6679Click Here to Email homer6679Send a Private Message to homer6679Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Man I love a new set, but have zero money right now lmao but I will pm you when I am ready to make a purchase, if I'm going to keep the stock look.
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Report this Post09-14-2017 05:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would venture to say that the Corvette style C4 light panels will be reissued. With the prices of original GT taillights going through the roof, a solution is inevitable. One guy attempted to make new covers and failed miserably so the panel solution seems the most logical.

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Report this Post09-15-2017 10:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CJB118Send a Private Message to CJB118Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here is a panel for sale, CL Boston, $299. LINK
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