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  1. Hi Guys, I've been starting to put my own car back together, and found that all 4 assy's I have (or can currently find) are heat damaged, warped or otherwise slightly butchered. So I've done the look around to see what I can buy from US or overseas, and not too much has presented itself, except some repros which are not exactly well priced. Unless someone here is sitting on a NOS item they would gladly part with?? (worth a try). Im just at ends as even some of the nicest cars have wonky, distorted and curved units. I've looked at making them (the covers) by fabricating from aluminium sheet, metal finished and then can either be painted or powdercoated in a either a fine texture black or Grey per the factory tail-light surround/finisher panels (colours discussed in another thread (link HERE). These will screw on to the STD bulb holder/backing. Some points some may ask, -the lenses and cutouts to be covered with clear acrylic. -The metal light diffusers/shades can be just cut into the cover blank, retaining the 'minimalist' light they output anyhow. -The open corners will be welded and metal finished. Will look nice and rounded just like the folds. -the rib plates, (shown in red in last pic) although not required in aluminium can/will be put in, -Last pic with bodgy paint'o'shop, complements to image owners. Gauging interest at this stage, for additional quantities, but I am making these for myself, first and foremost. I'm still yet to proto-type them but will update with taste'bud wetter pics as it progresses. as these items are small, (compared to rails etc) there may be a big batch done, and only partially finished, awaiting final fab & finishing. My reasons for not deleting and trying to obtain something better than a repro plastic one or 3d plastic printed which will have the same issues, or may already be wonky-donkey from new, as I have seen some NOS units looking pre-warped and curved, which leads me to believe they never really fit that well out of the box. Reply in this post with any comments or feedback. cheers Nat0
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