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Old 10-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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removing tail light assembly

My Tail light assembly is cracked, and I want to remove and repair it. The P.O. used a lot of silicone on it and it's not evident how it comes off. I would like some advice on how it is attached to the Argosy so that I can remove it safely.

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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If it is just silicone holding the light on then use a razor to carefully cut the joint all the way around and then pull it away from the body. Take your time and move slowly if you are afraid of it cracking completely.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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I assume you are dealing with cracks in the tail light housing that is across the rear of the Argosy. To remove it you must take off the beltline insert (plastic) and remove the extruded beltline moulding.Your tail light housing is riveted to the trailer and can easily be drilled out. If yours is like mine, the cracks in the housing correspond with the attatching rivet locations. I repaired the cracks and added additional rivets to the top to help support the load. In addition , I added angle brackets to the underside of the housing and attatched them to the trailer.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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A.H.

What did you use to repair? I've learned through the threads are ABS plastic, is that correct?
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A friend of mine is a bodyman. He repaired the cracks using fiberglass reinforced bondo on the underside (Kitty hair) and regular body filler on top. Says I should have no further problems especially since adding the extra rivets and supports to the structure.
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