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StevenF

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Tail light chrome question
« on: November 20, 2022, 16:54:58 »
As part of my winter project, I have removed a bunch of chrome parts to sent out/polish myself.

I have a quick question--Is the tail light chrome and the lens one unit? I don't want to remove if it is one unit


 
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BobH

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Re: Tail light chrome question
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2022, 19:41:33 »
Hello, assuming you have the later plastic bulb holder, your lenses and chrome surround should be in two parts
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Re: Tail light chrome question
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2022, 23:20:31 »
I have a 1971 model and the tail lamps are one piece with the chrome surround a separate piece. 
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Re: Tail light chrome question
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2022, 13:35:50 »
In the description of tail lights in the tech manual on this site it states that the chrome can be easily separated from the newer lights (Orange Red ones); the plastic is not fused to the chrome. This is the case on my  1970.  For my 1969 that had all red lights, the lens is fused to the chrome.
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