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Old 02-25-2009, 07:55 PM   #15
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Thank you for the pictures. I was thinking about having a local metal shop make some replica's out of aluminum. But I'm sure this would cost me a fortune. Your information will help. Thanks again.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:26 PM   #16
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'65 Safari Tail Light Replacement Help

I had the same problem with my '65 Globetrotter with the cracked tail light housing. I unfortunately have finished the inside of my trailer and can't take the inside skins off again. A surfboard shaper is molding me covers that will fit over the housing and help close the sloppy gap between housing and rivets. I wish that I had done it right the first time. Also I did replace my stock tail lights with great looking LED's. I had a old aircraft machinist turn some aluminum doughnuts/brackets which came out nice. They are posted on Kip' '71 Globetrotter Full Monty Kenny
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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Smile '65 Safari Tail Light Replacement Help

Here is an my mold for '65 tail light housing repair. We made a reverse mold while on trailer. It would have been much easier to have done this while I had a bathroom skins out. I'm doing some remodeling on my trailer and thought that it was time to finish everything.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:13 AM   #18
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kennyp315 - Nice work!
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #19
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Thank you. The mold came out very nice. This is only the beginning, as we have to lay in the fiberglass very carefully to turn out each piece. It will take some work as even though each side is very close, they are slightly different. The good thing is that they will no longer leak, crack and be a mess. Also the 16th of an inch gap will be gone around the edge. It will look much better. I will post finished photo's soon.
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Housing

I have my interior out, so I think I'm going to try and remove the thick black layer of adhesive on the inside, remove the rivets and get the housing out.
I'm thinking of maybe dipping them in something to strengthen them.
Mine are not dented, just have cracks which leak.

Any ideas on what I would dip them in?

I was thinking fiberglass would be great for repair, but then I'll just have to repair again as the fiberglass cracks. Plus the fiberglass will create a larger housing all around.

Since they are plastic, maybe some bondo to repair cracks, and then dip then.

But in what?
Anyone used Plasti Dip? http://www.plastidip.net.au/plasti-dip

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