Installing Taillight Lenses on 810 Cord

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20 Apr 2004 22:15 #1607 by Patrick E. Hart
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Any sage advice about installing taillight lenses? I have orignal glass lenses and remake trim rings. Yeh, I already know that the floor should be well padded, that the air will be dark with explicatives, and that the paint on the housing will have to touched up. But what is the trick to get both the ring and the lens in place. Do they go in as a unit? There does not appear enough room to tip them into place as a unit. Or does one hold the lense in place while trying to snake the ring into place through the remaining gap. With this approach, I can get three quarters of the ring in place but run out of room to get more in. Is there another option? Thanks in advance for the the help. Yours in frustration, Pat Hart

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21 Apr 2004 04:01 #1610 by Josh Malks
Josh Malks replied the topic: Tailite lens installation
This is best done by two people.

One holds the tailite up from under the trunk lid with one hand, and pushes the lens down against the springs with the other.

The other person pushes the ring into the gap. start at the bottom. Push the ring hard against the outer rim as you go along. Otherwise you'll find the ends overlapping when you finish.

Not the best design, but it does work.

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21 Apr 2004 21:02 #1615 by Auburn/Cord Parts
Auburn/Cord Parts replied the topic: Original vs. Replacement Taillight Lenses
The original lenses had the correct recess to clear the interference from the heads of the mounting studs. The replacement glass lenses do not have this and will break when compressed into the body. A glass shop can modify them to work. We always tape the glass to reinforce it and give it some protection! A full moon also helps!

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21 Apr 2004 21:07 #1616 by Josh Malks
Josh Malks replied the topic: Taillite lenses
Good point, Stan. Replacement plastic lenses have also varied in accuracy over the years, including diameters.

Such a lot of fuss over such small pieces of glass!

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