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What would you guys like in your repro Taillights?  

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  1. 1. What would you guys like in your repro Taillights?

    • Single piece clear lenses $170 (if you don't want reflectors subtract $20)
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    • Euro Painted and coated clear lenses $220 a set (with out reflectors subtract $20)
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    • Coloerd cast 4 piece euro scheeme lens $270 (with out reflectors subtract $20)
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    • Colored cast 4 piec USA scheem lens $245 (with out reflectors subtract $20)
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What would you guys like in your taillight reproductions?

prices are per matched pair.

I will get some clarification on whether the recess will still be in the lenses if the option to lose the reflectors is chosen.

I will also see it there is an option of:

USA painted and coated clear lenses at a savings from the euro cost.

The last two options are seamless and as close to the oem spec of the lenses as possable-without the writing.

Post any questions here.

Will

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It would be nice to see what each of these lenses looked like. I know that some of them probably don't even exist yet so we can only imagine. Personally the clear looks too "high tech" or "ricey". We've seen the euro and the american. I'm wondering what it would look like without the reflector? Maybe someone with a photoshop can help us out.

My vote goes for the chrome strip. I bet people need these far worse than the lenses.

Just for info here is a stock American market lens:

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I haven't taken one apart for about 10 years, is that chrome middle piece metal or plastic?
Plastic. And not very good plastic, after 35 years. One of my chrome trims is broken, the other is intact but the chrome is peeling badly. If someone tooled up to reproduce those, I'm betting the market would be HUGE.
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Plastic. And not very good plastic, after 35 years. One of my chrome trims is broken, the other is intact but the chrome is peeling badly. If someone tooled up to reproduce those, I'm betting the market would be HUGE.

oh well, I guess powdercoating is out of the option list, and they just came out with a chrome that actually looks good!

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Look closely at your taillights, you are starting to feel very sleepy, and warm, thoughts of Z...

Anyway, in the upper lens there is a rectangular reflector that is placed in a recess within the lens. Look at the picture Ed posted, then at the picture Tina sent.

Will

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I am still workking on the trims-close but not there yet!

Tina sent me some pictures of a set of lenses without the reflectors, and with clear lower lenses, She is on the ball!!

Here you go.

Clear lower lenses are OK, as using amber bulbs is DOT approved. But rear reflectors are technically required by DOT and most states. Clear lenses with red bulbs are also non-compliant as DOT does not currently approve any red-colored bulbs.

That said, someone who doesn't know much about early Z's would have to be pretty observant to even notice that the reflectors were missing. Less so to see clear upper halves, but even then since so many ricer Hondas have been using clear lenses with red bulbs I doubt it would be an issue.

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  • 1 month later...

I think Troy beat you to the punch, Will. I haven't seen his tail lights, but he is advertising like hell on eBay. Do you have the same deal going with the same manufacturer?

Try this place to get your chrome refinished. I haven't used them yet. http://www.cvvacuumplaters.com/

I would simply make a judgement call and say that if you don't include the reflectors, you may get arrested for violation of the Homeland Security Decree and you certainly won't pass "stock" at the car show. Reflectors are wholesome.

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