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Modifying rear lights

Post by Papa Bear » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:54 pm

I believe rear lights are sonic welded together but has anyone actually opened them up to make any modifications to them?
True bespoke style.
Trying to find some spare ones to have a play with. Scrap yard hunting :D
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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by gazza31112 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:58 pm

Iv thought about it to be fair, but they do look pretty well together lol

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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by Papa Bear » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:03 pm

I’ve thought about ways to cut and refit, also thought about ways to make a new lens.
Maybe I just have too much time on my hands :D
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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by gazza31112 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:05 pm

Get going then I'll see how yours turn out first

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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by Papa Bear » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:07 pm

Ok :D
Not doing it on mine until tried on a spare though
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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by gazza31112 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:08 pm

Wise move
Iv thought about playing around with LEDs in them, just never got round to it

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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by Papa Bear » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:11 pm

That’s what I was think. Maybe a full led matrix
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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by Stedlocks » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:08 am

Have you seen these?

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I've got the non smoked prototype versions...... 8)

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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by gazza31112 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:10 am

@stedlocks do u get commission off these now?

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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by Stedlocks » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:15 am

Nope... but he’s a good bloke and a local business!!
Plus they look the nuts!!
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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by Caddy4Carp » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:27 pm

Stedlocks wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:15 am
Nope... but he’s a good bloke and a local business!!
Plus they look the nuts!!

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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by anoneamus » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:52 pm

Papa Bear wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:54 pm
I believe rear lights are sonic welded together but has anyone actually opened them up to make any modifications to them?
True bespoke style.
I've done modifications on the tracks so that a LHD left hand light can be used to give second reverse light, and the brake light doubles up as a fog light. The bulb carrier (and circuitry) comes apart from the lenses. Or did you mean separating the different colour lenses?

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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by Papa Bear » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:52 pm

@stedlocks, seen them and they look good but too much for me. Plus want to do something totally different.
@anoneamus, I mean take the lens off, replace the innards, maybe even replace the lens. Will test my casting
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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by dan@biali » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:22 pm

I have attacked a set I had spare and yes they are sonic welded so no easy way to get them apart. I cut them using a combination of tools (mainly an ultrasonic knife) and the bit I was then concerned with was how you could accurately glue them back together as it’s not the neatest of cuts. One lens came off quite well, the other one shattered.
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Re: Modifying rear lights

Post by Papa Bear » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:28 pm

Thought is to build a jig before cutting open. If I can get a lens off and cast a new lens, I can break the lens off the next one to refit new lens.
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