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#1 chartoo

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:09 PM

I love the 240z tail lights and i also love the 260z tail lights BUT what if there was a 250z model.

Here is a photoshop I did. Now the interesting thing is you can buy clear indictor lenses. If you could plastic weld the orange and clear lenses together you could easily make this up. What do you think?


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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:11 PM

http://www.ebay.com....=item5d3090268a

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:02 PM

You can buy indicator lense paint, or just leave it clear and put a yellow bulb in it?

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:14 PM

^^ what he said

#5 chartoo

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:27 PM

How good is the lense paint? I want it to look like the orginal not a cheap paint over. Here is what the lenses look like installed

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#6 chartoo

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:28 PM

These look a bit too modern for my liking. Hence the 2/3 orange 1/3 clear

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:14 PM

How good is the lense paint? I want it to look like the orginal not a cheap paint over. Here is what the lenses look like installed


What I don't like about the 260z rear lights compared with the 240z ones is...
1. They have too much chrome around them.
2. They have a sunken in design, where as the 240z ones pop out.
3. The separate reverse lights. Which it looks like you'll eliminate.

I also like the 240z rear lights because they are very period tail lamps and remind me of the DeTomaso Panterra rear.
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Any reason why you don't want to just install 240z rear lights?

Sulio did it with his 260z and from memory there was some minor cutting involved. I guess finding 240z rear lights is the tough part though?

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

These look a bit too modern for my liking. Hence the 2/3 orange 1/3 clear


Yeah if you black out the chrome I think it will look good.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:05 AM

Yeah the 240z tail lights look good but quite $$$ and hard to find. Also i dont like trying to make my 260 look like a 240. This is a happy medium between the tow and is a little interesting and unique

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:09 AM

Any ideas about  the plastic welding?

My dad used to use some chemicals to bond vinyle together when he was a vinyle layer but I think butt plastic welding could work. But i dont know how good it would look after the welding...?

Any have any exp with plastic welding?

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:03 AM

I bought one of these plastic welders and it will not be good enough to weld this as it uses hot air and blows it around and then you roll the 2 hot molten surfaces together looks very rough until you grind it clean, places that do plastic welding do it another way and can do a better finish, hoops that we have had done just leave a black plastic line between them, but the colour of the weld depends on what colour filler rod you use.

I paid $60 for mine.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:03 AM

The only way to do this if you are looking at blending Amber and clear together is to but a clear fillet piec between the 2 sections then weld the 2 sections to it, this will stop the blead of color across to the other section and also reinforce the 2 sections.

Yes it is possible to weld, I use a simple soldering iron.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:02 AM

I think the rear lights of the 240 and 260 are one of the coolest parts of the car and don't really need playing around with.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:17 AM

How good is the lense paint? I want it to look like the orginal not a cheap paint over. Here is what the lenses look like installed


The person that put them on that blue car has very good taste! Hang on a second..... that's mine!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

The lense paint looks fine if you do a few coats.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:04 PM

couldn't you just run the clear lense and cut a piece of 1mm amber perspex and sit it against the inside of the lense??

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:41 PM

couldn't you just run the clear lense and cut a piece of 1mm amber perspex and sit it against the inside of the lense??

just like Nissan did on the front park/indicator setup on the 260z see http://www.viczcar.c...tach=7104;image

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:53 PM

just like Nissan did on the front park/indicator setup on the 260z see http://www.viczcar.c...tach=7104;image



exactly!! then you can remove it if you wish later!!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:50 PM

Hmm that might be an idea. i will have a look into it. thanks guys

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

or couldn't you just buy some 3m or equivilant translucent orange contact and stick it on the outside?




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