Author Topic: Crease under tail lamps  (Read 3370 times)

230slhouston

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Crease under tail lamps
« on: March 03, 2013, 18:34:28 »
Hi All,
I am doing some body repair and have a question. There is a crease under the rear tail lamps and I want to know if this is by design or the bumper was pushed in at some point. I do see a little damage on the corner. I have attached pictures of both sides for your expert comments.

Any pictures from you will help.

Thanks
« Last Edit: March 03, 2013, 18:39:28 by 230slhouston »

w113dude

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Re: Crease under tail lamps
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 20:46:08 »
Yes it is by design, my car also has these creases, they hold the rubber seal in place.

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Re: Crease under tail lamps
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 00:33:33 »
 In looking at your 2nd picture (with the arrow) there should not be a crease there. The Tail Light assembly fits into the recess and it is smooth contour below. Hard to show without taking my bumper off:-)

John
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Un Restored, All Original, including the paint
Original Owner, Purchased September 18, 1968
4 speed manual, PS. 77217 miles
7280 miles since awoken from her 20+ yr "nap" in 2010

230slhouston

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Re: Crease under tail lamps
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 00:44:34 »
Thanks for the replies. From up I see there is no crease in line with the bumper.
Regards