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Old 10-29-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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1971 safari tailight removal?

Im trying to remove the safaris tailight so that I can polish it abit-do I just drill out the rivets? Its hard to believe that thats all that holds the assemy in.
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:14 PM   #2
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I think they have blind rivets. When I had my rear inner skins off for floor replacement I felt them up there I think. Try to clean them in place. Robert
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thanx Bertro-I guess I will tape off the assemy and try to clean it up with steel wool or maybe a wire wheel--I wonder if the individual light cans come out?--jim
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The light cans do come out. I drilled the rivets then it just pops out. When you are ready to replace you can either re-rivet or just use screws.
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:58 PM   #5
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Mine are held firmly in place by those rivets...and 30 years of rust. they ain't comin' out...not in one piece, from the outside, anyway.
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:47 PM   #6
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thanx azfire--are you saying that the rivets in the back or the canister once drilled will reease the tail light fixture?
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