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Old 01-11-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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Suggestions / Leads for a Tail Light Bezel for a '78 Argosy

We are in need of a tail light bezel for a 1978 Argosy motorhome. According to Andy of Inland RV, they have not been available for some time. Iím hoping someone might know of a salvage RV that might have one still intact or for any suggestions on alternatives that others have used. Argosy/Airstrea appears to have changed the designs between the years and from what I can tell, only the 1978 models have the bezel we need. The bezel that we need is the left-most rear tail-light bezel on the driverís side. The lens itself has the following information on it: Monarch 9074. It looks like the rightmost bezel on the curb side might be useable (upside down).

Iíve (hopefully) attached pictures of the damaged bezel as well of a side view of the curb side bezel to show the profile. Depth is about 2 inches. The overall dimensions are: approximately 5 inches square.

Since Iíve mentioned right/left, etc. in numerous places, I will repeat here: We need the left-most rear tail-light bezel on the driver/street side. Iíve emailed a number of salvage yards, but no luck so far. Any leads and/or suggestions would be most welcome.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Wow, Airstream used at least three different combinations of tail light assembiles on the Argosies. It looks like 74 is unique, 75, 76 & 77 are the same and 78 is unique.

Sometimes being unique is not a good thing, especially when it comes to needing one of those unique parts

Good luck in your search and if you run a cross some 74 tail lights let me know!

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Brad - I sent you a PM regarding a possible lead on 74 tail lights.
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We are in need of a tail light bezel for a 1978 Argosy motorhome. According to Andy of Inland RV, they have not been available for some time. Iím hoping someone might know of a salvage RV that might have one still intact or for any suggestions on alternatives that others have used. Argosy/Airstrea appears to have changed the designs between the years and from what I can tell, only the 1978 models have the bezel we need. The bezel that we need is the left-most rear tail-light bezel on the driverís side. The lens itself has the following information on it: Monarch 9074. It looks like the rightmost bezel on the curb side might be useable (upside down).

Iíve (hopefully) attached pictures of the damaged bezel as well of a side view of the curb side bezel to show the profile. Depth is about 2 inches. The overall dimensions are: approximately 5 inches square.

Since Iíve mentioned right/left, etc. in numerous places, I will repeat here: We need the left-most rear tail-light bezel on the driver/street side. Iíve emailed a number of salvage yards, but no luck so far. Any leads and/or suggestions would be most welcome.
Try Ryan at RV Revive RV Salvage Parts Airstream Trailer Interiors Restorations Collision Repairs . He buys wrecked Airstream's & parts them out. I've had good luck there over the years & he's fair to deal with.
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Thanks, I'll inquire of them. I've checked with 4 other rv salvage places and no luck with them. Hopefully I'll get lucky with RV Revive. The unfortunate thing about these bezels is that from what I can tell (using pictures on Fred's site) these bezels weren't used on any of the Airstreams - looks like the 78 Arogosys (trailers and NHs) were the only ones with this style.
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