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Old 11-23-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
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Tail light housings

does anybody know where I can find replacements for recessed tail light housings that fit a 1965 22' safari?
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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sorry .. they aren't really recessed, they're mounted from the inside and stand proud of the body.
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sorry .. they aren't really recessed, they're mounted from the inside and stand proud of the body.
Can you post a photo?

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Old 11-23-2009, 08:21 PM   #4
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #5
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This looks like it might be it. Turn Signal Light Lens 680423 [680423] - $6.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart. What do you think?
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That housing has not been available for many years.

It can however, be repaired from the outside with "Bondo" and then painted.

We have been trying to locate one from a wreck or wherever, and have some made using fiberglass. But so far, no luck.

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I found some other parts here Recessed Stainless Canister that also might be helpful.

JMC take a look at this starting at post #9. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...elp-44272.html
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If you want the tail light with a chrome ring, those are available.

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I can find al the lenses and trim rings and lamps for every light on the trailer. Its the housing - the part that's riveted onto the body, that I'm looking for.

Before I bought it the trailer was stored out on a farm and a brush fire swept throught the area. All the exterior plastic was 'torched' making it very brittle and almost impossible to work with. Everything else is cleaning up nicely.
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I can find al the lenses and trim rings and lamps for every light on the trailer. Its the housing - the part that's riveted onto the body, that I'm looking for.

Before I bought it the trailer was stored out on a farm and a brush fire swept throught the area. All the exterior plastic was 'torched' making it very brittle and almost impossible to work with. Everything else is cleaning up nicely.
Sorry, At this time no one seems to make them. Your are not the only one looking. Take a look here. '65 Safari Tail Light Replacement Help. Picasa Web Albums - bob - 65 Safari Tai...
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This is a tough one and it sounds like the likelyhood of finding any NOS or salavageable ones in minimal. Left to my own devices I'd probably fab some replacements out of 0.030" aluminum.

Matching the shell curvature would be a bit tricky when forming the housing to shell flare (unless you weld it) but the rest shouldn't be too challenging if you have access to some basic forming tools.

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Thanks for the posts, this is one project on mine i have tet to tacke as well, only because i know that I only get one shot to fix them. I am hoping to find a good enough body guy that can bondo or fiberglass them and make them last another 50 years.
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Thanks for the posts, this is one project on mine i have tet to tacke as well, only because i know that I only get one shot to fix them. I am hoping to find a good enough body guy that can bondo or fiberglass them and make them last another 50 years.
Most owners make that tail light housing with aluminum sheet metal.

If done right, they look pretty darn good.

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Thanks Andy, Do you know of any posts where this has been documented ? I would love to have them made out of aluminum, and that would certainly be the permanent solution. I just don't see how that could be done without pulling out the bathroom interior panels.

BTW, I called yesterday and ordered the roof vents from you guys, hope to have them here by Friday with any luck !
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