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Finished.....

I found that the mold of the outer tail light I took, was missing a 'step', I did not find this till I tried to fit the outer 'chrome ring'.

When I compared this to the original lens, I saw the small difference, I had to pack spacers to the mounting point of the chrome ring, about 3-4 mm worth,

from the outside you would not notice it.

I'll have to talk to my brother and put my original hand made lens in his lathe and cut a 'step', and make another mold of it.

but, other than that, I'm very happy

Nigel

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Hi,

I'll make a change in the outer lens mold, and make 1 set, and see how they come out, (it may take a month)

I'm not sure on how much I should ask for a 'set', but I need to figure out what they cost me in time a martial.

but I have seen originals go for, mid $600

Nigel

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Hi,

If some one has a original (JDM assembly), could they have a look at the out lens please, and see if it has this 'step' ( see picture ),

if not, what size is the 'step' in the outer chrome ring,

I'm trying to figure out if the lens is different, or the chrome ring is different than the Aus 240K

if you have a nice clear picture, that would help as well.

Nigel

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Thanks for this,

I will need to look at my setup to where the difference are,

but it looks like the outer lens sits lower in the housing

Nigel

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Wow, awesome work on doing this, so much patience involved!

Did you do the revised versions? Did they come out ok?

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To be honest, I have been a bit slack and have not done anymore besides cutting up a test lens and seeing how I can make it work,

I think the OEM lens is a different shape at the base, which would be hard to reproduce with out one.

I know what I have will work with a 4 door rear tail light panel, but with a 2 door ( the one with the larger outer surround ) need to be spaced to fit.

Nigel

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Any progress on this noodle?

I haven't really done anymore with this,

but one thing I have noticed is that the resin I had used is starting to degrade,

maybe I should have sealed it with a clear coat of paint.

even if had had some more, I would not feel confident enough to sell them sorry.

Nigel

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Hey Noodle, I was thinking about the work you did here last night. I've got 2 of the number plate plastic lenses that I need to make replacements for.

Do you reckon I could use this method? What have you done with all your equipment?

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