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Old 02-20-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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70's or 80's trailer / moho tail lights

We have a 1979 Trade Wind that has weathered chrome-foil covered taillight bezels. Checked with Airstream and Inland, neither have them. Anyone parting out a trailer/motorhome from the late 70's or 80's have taillight bezels in "better-than-good" condition to sell? We have stripped the clearcoat and the Airstream's skin is in such great shape, we really hate to put the old gritty/cracked ones back on.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:57 PM   #2
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You might want to check out Vintage Trailer Supply....



They usually have a pretty good selection.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
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rickandsandi,

Thanks for the suggestion but Vintage Trailer doesn' have anything like the Bezels I need. They are Chrome-foil covered frames that have openings in it for 3 taillight lenses. the outer holes are for the taillight/blinker/stop and center one is for the backup light lens. Then the light socket cups are recessed behind this bezel where the trailer skin has been cut away.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:24 PM   #4
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I'm sure you've thought of this, but can you get them re-chromed?

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Old 02-20-2007, 04:26 PM   #5
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We have a 1979 Trade Wind that has weathered chrome-foil covered taillight bezels. Checked with Airstream and Inland, neither have them. Anyone parting out a trailer/motorhome from the late 70's or 80's have taillight bezels in "better-than-good" condition to sell? We have stripped the clearcoat and the Airstream's skin is in such great shape, we really hate to put the old gritty/cracked ones back on.
Hi,
Please try to see if there is a crome shop in your area. They probaly recrome
the old ones for you. That way they will look original.
Regards Russell In Sunny Tucson Az.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:33 PM   #6
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Shari, Russell,
Thanks,
I have tried the chrome shops here in town (Denver). No is able to re-chrome PLASTIC surfaces.
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That's right, I forgot they are plastic.

Any way to remove the old stuff from it & repiant them...or for enough money, I can make you some out of silver! My shop is almost done ~

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Old 02-20-2007, 05:13 PM   #8
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It isn't real chrome but maybe paint them with the chrome paint, at least they will look decent and be the same color.

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hi- just found a good source for ALL kinds of taillight lenses- Taillightking Web Site, in Montgomery, Texas. Nice guy, huge selection of vintage and repro, quick shipping. Give 'em a try if you're looking to refurbish your rig. -tim
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