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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 12th, 19, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Taillight Assemblies

I posted this question in my build log but didn't get any responses so I thought I would try a stand alone question. This is probably going to seem pretty remedial but I need some help with how the tail light assemblies go back together. Is this correct:

Lens fits in housing, housing sandwiches foam gasket between lens and inner tail light panel? I am asking because when I mock it up it seems like the foam gasket will be visible from outside the car? Perhaps once all the fasteners are tightened up it closes it up. I also don't understand why the taillight lenses have a nice hard rubber seal which apparently only sits against the foam gasket - seems redundant. These are all repop pieces as part of my RS conversion.
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If I remember right you take the housing, then insert the RS lens, then weatherstripping, then you just push as a unit the whole works against trunk body wall and bolt it on tight. The weatherstripping should seal against body. The foam over a period of time will dry rot but the rubber still holds for a while.

Edit: I just found this conversion to LEDs at superchevy so guess I'm right.
http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/add...-a-1969-camaro

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If I remember right you take the housing, then insert the RS lens, then weatherstripping, then you just push as a unit the whole works against trunk body wall and bolt it on tight. The weatherstripping should seal against body. The foam over a period of time will dry rot but the rubber still holds for a while.

Edit: I just found this conversion to LEDs at superchevy so guess I'm right.
http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/add...-a-1969-camaro

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Thanks, I appreciate the response. I figured it was the way they went but can't hurt to double check.
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Re: Taillight Assemblies

In the Super Chevy article, I noticed they did not include the foam, only the rubber seal? Is the foam redundant or not even needed if the rubber gaskets are used?

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I found the foam gasket did not seal completely, try to find a pair of original rubber ones.

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