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66 beaumont reverse lights


Just finished the restoration on these hard to find items.  days invested20120702_192337.jpg20120702_192308.jpg20120702_192512.jpg20120702_192700.jpg



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Very nice Stan. I hear those things are manufactured out of un-obtanium.

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Looks good there. Did you get the plastic rechromed? I have a set that are cracked and need a resto too. I just don't have a 66 to use them on.

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Started with the best pair out of five sets. The lense side is original chrome and the back sides have been plastic repaired  and spray can chromed. The wiring and socket were the most challenging to replicate. All worth it though.



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How are your brackets for fastening them? Looks like they are very susceptible to rust from what I have seen.

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My fastening brackets are still solid but were rusty so now they look slightly pitted. Would love to find some better ones.



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Those look amazing, great work. A relief to see the part line dividing the lens, I thought mine had a crack...just getting all the lights working in my '66, scared to touch my reverse lights for fear of breaking something, my wife just pointed out that they are out....hopefully it is just the bulbs.....any do's and don'ts with these?



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Wow! Very nice indeed. Let us know if you'd like to go in the business of restoring these!

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1966 SD wrote:

Just finished the restoration on these hard to find items.  days invested20120702_192337.jpg20120702_192308.jpg20120702_192512.jpg20120702_192700.jpg


 They look great,would be nice to have a nice new set of matching screws on the lenses.Keep me in mind for your sale Stan.Or are you afraid to go there?



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trucker wrote:
1966 SD wrote:

Just finished the restoration on these hard to find items.  days invested


 They look great,would be nice to have a nice new set of matching screws on the lenses.Keep me in mind for your sale Stan.Or are you afraid to go there?





        Stan had a fellow come up from Hamilton  offered him 30g  

       Came back second time and offered 35  

       Hes bringing wife this week  wink    40 the goal....



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427carl wrote:
trucker wrote:
1966 SD wrote:

Just finished the restoration on these hard to find items.  days invested


 They look great,would be nice to have a nice new set of matching screws on the lenses.Keep me in mind for your sale Stan.Or are you afraid to go there?





        Stan had a fellow come up from Hamilton  offered him 30g  

       Came back second time and offered 35  

       Hes bringing wife this week  wink    40 the goal....


 What stage is it at?



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lenses are starting to look decent Stan.

the top middle one is the original.. I've cast about 6 or them.. and I now have 3 that turned out pretty nice..  a couple small bubbles on the back side where the gasket would mate.. so you'd never see them.

 

 



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kelico wrote:

lenses are starting to look decent Stan.

the top middle one is the original.. I've cast about 6 or them.. and I now have 3 that turned out pretty nice..  a couple small bubbles on the back side where the gasket would mate.. so you'd never see them.

 

 



-- Edited by kelico on Saturday 25th of August 2012 08:21:51 PM


 Kelly, have you been working on front signal lights for the 65 Beaumonts? The 66 BL looks great!



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lenses are starting to look decent Stan.

the top middle one is the original.. I've cast about 6 or them.. and I now have 3 that turned out pretty nice..  a couple small bubbles on the back side where the gasket would mate.. so you'd never see them.

 

 



-- Edited by kelico on Saturday 25th of August 2012 08:21:51 PM


 Ill take a set of those,if you are willing to part with them.



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Great work Kelly, I've come to realize the 66 front signal lenses are hard to come by as well. Any chance for them?



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I was working on the 65 lenses.. but I think they are already reproduced.  I have a photo of the new ones used on my car.. but I'm not sure how to get the photos off of the mac.. I'll try to do it with the PC later.

I need to put the mold into the pressure pot next time.. there are some small bubbles in them now.. not noticable unless your a foot away.. but.. not perfect.



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1966 SD wrote:

Great work Kelly, I've come to realize the 66 front signal lenses are hard to come by as well. Any chance for them?


 sure.. I need one to make the mold again.. 

I've not paid attention to them that much as I'm more focused on the 65 stuff.. 



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anyone think these are close? or know what the dimensions are?

63 - 67 corvette



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I'm thinking the answer is "no". Reason being, a couple of years ago I was on the Corvette forum and was in contact with a fella who was nice enough to do measurements of both the hole and the peice (and they did not pan out.)
I do look forward to hearing of something that will work.

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darn!!!!
well.. I'm still looking.


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kelico wrote:

anyone think these are close? or know what the dimensions are?

63 - 67 corvette


 Actually these might be closer in diameter Kelly ('64 Parisienne). They just don't have the "angle", they are "flat", but better than nothing ... fits a roughly 2 5/8" hole:

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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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cool.. thank you.
still trying to get an alternative... and I still dont have a 66.. LOL!!




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1966 SD wrote:

Just finished the restoration on these hard to find items.  days invested20120702_192337.jpg20120702_192308.jpg20120702_192512.jpg20120702_192700.jpg


 Stan had 9 sets to choose from   I would think he would restore a set for you    His 66 is sold and almost ready to go   His 69 BBSD 396 conv w/a/c just went in body shop



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nice job stan. i know that took some hours.

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Those lights look awesome, I have a question, how do the sockets come out of the housing. It almost seems to me that they are threaded into a sleeve on the inside but I am not sure. I for sure don't want to snap a housing trying to get one out.20150329_165908.jpg20150329_165915.jpg20150329_165923.jpg



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