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Old 11-16-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Out with the old (tail lights) Trillium

Saying goodbye to my old tail lights, new ones are ready to go on in the morning.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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Keep the old lights/mounting brackets either for yourself or future use. They are worth money!!
We replaced ours/kept the old (stock) ones and have filled the vacant bolt holes with good quality stainless steel nuts/bolts.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:43 AM   #3
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Mike, what did you replace those one-ole-dim-bulb tail lights with? Pictures?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
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Mike, what did you replace those one-ole-dim-bulb tail lights with? Pictures?
Donna,

I have some new tail lights, but have not gotten 'round to installing them yet. I'll post soon as I get them on...probably this weekend. My replacements look alot like Dougs in the post above.

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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Why is it that folks don't just put new guts in and reuse the original light cover? A little butyl tape makes a perfect watertight gasket...

I had mine set up that way for a couple of years, 'til I put a box on the bumper and had to move the lights to the box face.

At that point I just installed the "guts" that I'd been using along with their original lens covers!

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:23 PM   #6
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Why is it that folks don't just put new guts in and reuse the original light cover? A little butyl tape makes a perfect watertight gasket...

I had mine set up that way for a couple of years, 'til I put a box on the bumper and had to move the lights to the box face.

At that point I just installed the "guts" that I'd been using along with their original lens covers!

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Francesca,

Those lights were just to beat up for me. The imperfections in the original lights would bug me more than having "non original" tail lights installed. I am trading the lights for some jalousie window glass. I hope the new owner can salvage some or all the parts.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #7
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Francesca,

Those lights were just to beat up for me. The imperfections in the original lights would bug me more than having "non original" tail lights installed. I am trading the lights for some jalousie window glass. I hope the new owner can salvage some or all the parts.

-Mike
I will.

I have a couple of broken lenses that I will use to glue the corner back on the street side lens. The melted spot on the curb side will be installed upside down as a street side lens. The LED guts that I will put in only require some small holes for the licence plate lights. I will glue in some clear plastic to cover the holes.

My trailer in Ontario requires a set, and I like to have a spare set.
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I should probably add that though they're not presently in service, I saved the original taillights and lenses should a future owner care to remove the bumper box and restore my trailer to its original, though perhaps less roomy, condition.

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Francesca,

Those lights were just to beat up for me. The imperfections in the original lights would bug me more than having "non original" tail lights installed. I am trading the lights for some jalousie window glass. I hope the new owner can salvage some or all the parts.

-Mike
I think you're smart Mike, being seen, in all weather conditions is paramount. It's not like someone would probably ever say "Look Lucille a 1976 Trillium with original tail lights."

Be safe, be seen.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:28 AM   #10
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You might want to just change out the guts and install LED's and new lenses like I done on mine...here's the link...


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You might want to just change out the guts and install LED's and new lenses like I done on mine...here's the link...


Trillium 1300 Renovation
That is exactly what I do.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:31 AM   #12
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What are the taillights worth in better shape right now? I have a set on my Class C rv that im looking to replace soon.
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Well, not too much, since they are available brand new:
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