250z tail light idea- photoshop
Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:39 AM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:38 PM
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
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.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:23 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:17 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:26 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:39 PM
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?
Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:12 PM
I still think the 240K lights are 1 of the best alternatives to stock.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:14 PM
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.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:18 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:21 PM
Colour coded rear
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)
Blacked Out Rear Against the Tail Lamps
Unfortunately I don't have photoshop but I think it would work well on the Z.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:22 PM
Just made sure it's reversible Best of both worlds that way.
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
Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:24 PM
And I like the examples of the earlier vette lamps too, much more retro and probably in line with what gav was reffering to
Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:23 AM
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
Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:13 AM
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.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:06 AM
Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:07 AM
But like I said it's what you like that really matters. Hope you had a great new year.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:25 AM
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
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!
Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:37 AM
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