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Old 04-08-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Removing tail light bezel.

I give up. I can't figure out how to remove the tail light bezel on my 1972 Overlander. I sure hope I don't have to remove the interior panels to get to them.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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I give up. I can't figure out how to remove the tail light bezel on my 1972 Overlander. I sure hope I don't have to remove the interior panels to get to them.
That tail light bezel is riveted in place, from inside the exterior metal.

You can easily remove it by shearing off the rivets with a putty knife.

Then you can reinstall the bezel with long # 8 pop rivets.

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Old 04-10-2012, 04:55 AM   #3
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If I am reading this correctly, I do have to remove the interior panels to insert the rivets - correct? Do you have to do this each time you want to change a light bulb too?
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If I am reading this correctly, I do have to remove the interior panels to insert the rivets - correct? Do you have to do this each time you want to change a light bulb too?
Insert the rivets from the outside.

They will show, but that will not hurt anything.

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If I understand Andy, you can do it from the outside by shearing off the rivets then using new #8 long rivets reattach the bezel from the outside.
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If I understand Andy, you can do it from the outside by shearing off the rivets then using new #8 long rivets reattach the bezel from the outside.
Right on.

You got it.

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Did it work? And can you share pictures? I'm about to do the same on my '71 Overlander.
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Did it work? And can you share pictures? I'm about to do the same on my '71 Overlander.
I didn't try it. I have no place to insert rivets without drilling through my tail light bezels, and I'm not about to do that. I will wait til this summer and go at it from the inside. It's going to be a pain, but it will be better than having cobbled up tail lights.
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Hi Andy, I'm about to reattach my bezel again, but what are #8 long rivets, googles for it, and looked at Blind Pop Riveting

Can I also use screws? Any references, as I need to find corresponding material in Europe.

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I inserted heli-coils on mine after I converted them to LED. Now they just screw on from the inside. I plan on making access panels on the inside so if I ever have to remove them again it will be easy. My Taillight mod begains on post 276 below.
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Did it! Used 3mm drill and screws in four corners.
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Did it! Used 3mm drill and screws in four corners.
Hi, Can I ask how to remove the taillight the easiest way ?, I removed the lenses and saw a couple of rivets in the middle, are these the ones to drill out?

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Hi erik, There are 4 rivets in each corner. From the inside though. My left one was pretty loose and came off by using a knife.

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Hi erik, There are 4 rivets in each corner. From the inside though. My left one was pretty loose and came off by using a knife.

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