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Old 12/26/2003, 10:11 PM   #1
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tail light panel please help

I was wondering if anyone out there could possible help me out I had my tail light panel replaced do to an accident but the body shop failed to do the cut outs for the t-bird tail lights. If anyone could take some photos of the inside of there trunk with a tapemeasure in it so I can get the exact placement for the cut outs that would be great. I know its alot of work for most and this job doesnt pay but it would help me out a bunch. Anyways thanks for any help anyone can throw my way.

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Old 12/27/2003, 12:55 AM   #2
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Re:tail light panel please help

I have my fiberglass taillight panel off being repaired (hit in the back also) so I'll go out and take some pictures. Look for an email from me.
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Old 12/27/2003, 09:13 PM   #3
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Re:tail light panel please help

I don't have my car with me in Korea but here is a picture of the rearend with the cutour panels in place.
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Old 12/29/2003, 12:42 PM   #4
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Re:tail light panel please help

thanks for all the photos and help but I have one more request. When a previous owner restored the car they took off the side scoops. When I first got the car and didnt know what it was I was removing the bondo and came across holes where the scoops were at one time they filled them with brass welds it looks like. If anyone has a photo of there car with there scoop off I would definatly like to see it. Thanks for the help to everyone for the help and especially nid steve for the photos ive gotten of the tail light panel.
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Old 01/01/2004, 09:36 AM   #5
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Re:tail light panel please help

I can get a photo for you in a few days - if you don't get anything earlier. On my J-Code, which I have the scoops removed from, the holes are sloppy and were double/triple drilled to get alignment right. Nothing to be impressed about. I am sure if you take the scoops and measure fairly well, you will be able to do a better job than the originals - which will help prevent water getting in too.

Send me an email to let me know if you still need the photos.
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Old 01/01/2004, 11:08 AM   #6
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Re:tail light panel please help

[quote author=x-codegtcs link=board=1;threadid=746;start=0#msg4142 date=1072974962]
well, you will be able to do a better job than the originals - which will help prevent water getting in too.
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I just had a thought re: the water problem. Couldn't rope caulk be used between the shelby fiberglass panel and the sheetmetal taillight panel to prevent any water from getting back there? I use the stuff all the time when building speaker enclosures as a seal between the driver and the box. Makes it airtight. I don't see why that wouldn't work to make your taillights "watertight".

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Old 01/01/2004, 07:46 PM   #7
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Re:tail light panel please help

Hey Bindiman99, glad I could help with the taillight panel. I can't help you at the moment with the scoops 'cause they're still on my car and it'll be about a month before they come off. On the rope caulk, because of the size of the taillight panel and all the angles, I wouldn't try to seal it. Murphy's law says the seal won't keep all water out but will hold it in, causing rust. Just my humble opinion.
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Old 01/01/2004, 08:19 PM   #8
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Re:tail light panel please help

John,
Here is a picture of a car with the scoop off, not mine. Hope this helps, you will see how the one hole is long because of the need to align it correctly.
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Old 01/02/2004, 06:23 AM   #9
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If the holes are to tight it might have a tendency to break the air scoop before it gets tight. ???
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