Post by 61shastacompact on Oct 14, 2009 22:35:57 GMT -5
So I am working on my tail lights on the Shasta. The old lenses are toast and the backing plates are not much better.
I do have NEW Bargman 99 lenses that I bought from eBay seller mooseattack a while back. If you contact him he MAY sell you a pair outside of an auction. Anyway, I keep reading that a one gallon paint can lid works well as a backing plate base, but I have tried some and the fit is not to my liking. Has anyone had any luck with this?
I also have some LED lights that fit almost perfect behind the lenses, but I may have to rebuild the stock backing plates and stick with good old incandescent bulbs.
Any input or comments would be greatly appreciated!
My backing plates were pretty rotten, but I reused them. The screws that hold the 99's on just go into the aluminum sheet metal on mine. Any chance you could attach the led lights to the old backing plates? I have thought about replacing mine with led lights, but for the time being it is fairly back burner.
Post by 61shastacompact on Oct 20, 2009 22:37:03 GMT -5
Thanks for the kudos Brian!
The LED lights were purchased a while back on eBay and are of the standard 4" variety for trucks/trailers. I cannot seem to find the exact model now however. The key is to get a model that is as thin as possible. Some models are fatter on the backside......just like me!
As for making the backing plates for sale, I had thought of this while making mine. They are not too difficult to make. You just need to take it slow for a nice fit and finish. The plastic is a little more difficult to deal with compared to wood as it will come off in long strings and ends up everywhere. My other issue of course is lack of time. Thanks for the thought though.
Post by homesweetroam on Apr 9, 2010 22:53:15 GMT -5
I happened across one paint lid while in sculpture class the other day, brought it home and it fits pretty darn good...but I don't think it's a gallon-not sure- only have the lid- but doesn't seem that big. Anyways- enjoy all these other solutions- and the photos. Just added photos from this morning- took our original tails off this morning to start cleaning. -incl pics with the lid