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#21 Six_Shooter

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:39 AM

Translucent paint also works. I think this is how I'm going to get my JDM (look) 240Z tail lights, using clear replacement sections.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

if you want to cut and shut lenses if you visit plastic mob (ie people that sell polycarbonate and acrylic sheets)

We got few in Adelaide one of them is  http://www.acrilixpl...au/about_us.htm




i believe the lenses are either polycarbonate or acrylic. there is a special glue that glues these plastics together quite well. i used it at my previous work making test equipment. its clear and dries rock hard.

just found it its called Acri Bond 110. tube is approx $17

http://www.acrylicte...u/MSDS-110.html

trick would be to cut it perfectly. polish the cut edges and thin layer of the glue and u have your integrated lenses.

than you have to make a divider between indicator and reverse light (paint or stick reflective vinyl. reposition the lamp hole for indicator and cut a new one for reverse light.

possible. bit of stuffing around and experimenting on expensive clear lenses.

also u need to plug the old holes where original reverse light were. bit of plastic welding and repainting.



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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

Fanatasic! thanks for that. great answer  8)

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:23 PM

Call me the eternal dreamer, but I love a good thread that pushes the boundaries of modification and this one got me thinking again, last time I thought about alternatives the Mustang tail lamps caught my eye, but this time while surfing I found something that may work really nicely, so who wants to have a got at Photo Shopping these puppies onto the rear of a S30?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:17 PM

due to the prespective you don't get the "recessed" look around the trim...

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:26 PM

Granted, but I think they have some merit compared to other circular lamp set ups Ive seen, well done.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:39 PM

Gave it a go as well... Pretty dodgy job.

I've tried to scale them relative to the size of the s30, but since the corvette is probably a bigger car they may actually be substantially larger in real life? 

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:10 PM

now that actually looks pretty nice  8)

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:12 PM

That looks pretty good, but perhaps a bit too modern given the shape of the circular lights?

I still think the 240K lights are 1 of the best alternatives to stock.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:14 PM

Looking at the stock rear lights I think it's the amount of fussiness to the style of the rear tail light garnish.

The reverse light and the ridges around it in my opinion don't flow so well. I still also don't like the amount of chrome around them also. However I think your original concept is a huge improvement.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:18 PM

in I think this is the best example of it. So good I actually paid far too much money for a set of these to put on my white bus before I sold it. I might still put it on my project car at home but I do have a brand new set of 260z tail lights that I might use as well... decisions decisions

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:21 PM

Perhaps Corvette Stingray rear lights would work better with the period of the car. I've always liked early Corvette's (not a huge fan of anything after the late 1970's)

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Modified to have 6 rear lights (reverse?) - just an idea but looks a bit odd. Probably wouldn't work on a 260z (not enough room)
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Unfortunately I don't have photoshop but I think it would work well on the Z.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:22 PM

in I think this is the best example of it. So good I actually paid far too much money for a set of these to put on my white bus before I sold it. I might still put it on my project car at home but I do have a brand new set of 260z tail lights that I might use as well... decisions decisions

Just made sure it's reversible :) Best of both worlds that way.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:24 PM

Nice work Lukas ! think yours look pretty good, I tried to do a hack job and think I preportioned them pretty right and used a rear on pic I swiped off the net, dosnt work without the rear bar though, needs it to reduce the barge arse look.

And I like the examples of the earlier vette lamps too, much more retro and probably in line with what gav was reffering to

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:23 AM

I always thought about doing a r34 tail light conversion but i think they are a tad too big.

The old skyline lights can look good

Round tail lights can look good also. Check out z force productions. they make a corvette style fiberglass inlay for the zeds

http://www.zforcepro...id=65&Itemid=84


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:13 AM

An Opel GT is another period car that reminds me of a cross between a Corvette and a S30 Z :).

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I only ever saw 1 of these once I got to Europe. A really nice looking little car.

I think the problem with all those Z's above ^^ (exception the 240k lights ;0) with the tail light conversions is that they look a bit bland. Smoothing off the rear too much doesn't work you need some curves ;). Also the bumper helps as Sirpent already mentioned it breaks it up a bit.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:06 AM

I looked into this a long while ago for my car. I was going to get the Corevette rear lights only not the round or ovel ones, I was going to get the squarer looking ones. Maybe 84 model? I think they look much better than the round ones because the Zed's rear shape is actually almost square on each side not round. Would look much better. Maybe someone can find a pcture to show what I mean?

http://www.zip-corve...or Accessories

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:07 AM

Craig...every Zed has it's unique flavor so it's what you think that counts! what I think doesn't (though i should put the disclaimer up front) every tail light conversion that I hace seen has looked just like that...a conversion, to me somehow it tends to become the focus rather then an addendum.
But like I said it's what you like that really matters.  Hope you had a great new year.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:25 AM

Got to agree with Rev.

most conversions I've seen not a big fan off.

But....... the pic that Chartoo attached with multiple rear end pics the red one on the left looks reasonably well executed almost made me look in detail to make sure its a z not a vette.  The lights seem lot larger than other pics and it does look good.

trying to find a better pic of that red one and stumbled across this.

sometimes Z features end up on vette's  :P

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Also one of the nicest ferraries the F40 (damn lotto numbers don't want me  >:() has similar "squared" bum and has round lights.

John up for the conversion? keep it euro style you got going on!  ;D

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:37 AM

See if you can see the tail lights on my Vette as they go round!

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