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A couple of Sunday morning questions
#1
Good morning my fellow enthusiasts!

I'm continuing my journey on this old vert and need a little advice/input. first off I'm looking at the sequential taillight options out there and read some of the posts here and was wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between these two options? Or is there a better route you might recommend?

http://www.cjponyparts.com/sequential-le.../p/TLLED4/

http://www.npdlink.com/store/products/19..._year=1971

Another area I'm struggling with this the honeycomb tail panel molding. I was planning to replace mine with something like this but when I looked closer it seems like it will be very difficult to clean and keep looking new. Any thoughts on this?


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I'm really looking for how to make the back of the car look good so any options are greatly appreciated. Oh...and by the way I'm a chrome guy so I like to have just the right amount of sparkle!

Thanks,

John
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#2
I have done business with NPD for years... maybe 20. the guys in NC seem to be better at customer service verses the jerks in Florida. With that said I've grown to appreciate CJ!!! as for the product ask CJ why their product is better than the NPD version. To me ... the fit and finish is appropiate to the design of the original assembly


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#3
The way I keep the back of my car clean is simple. Remove the taillight panel and all the moldings and paint it flat black. But if you´re a chrome guy, that probably won´t do it for you. :-)
If I had wanted chrome, I´d have gotten me something from the 50s. Smile

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luxstang;157579 Wrote:The way I keep the back of my car clean is simple. Remove the taillight panel and all the moldings and paint it flat black. But if you´re a chrome guy, that probably won´t do it for you. :-)
If I had wanted chrome, I´d have gotten me something from the 50s. Smile

+1, however if you are trying to stay with the original look then bust out those detailing brushes Smile

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#5
I clean the honeycomb panel on mine with a soft bristle brush and soapy water. I drive my car a bunch and it can get very dirty.

Jeff T.

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#6
Hi John,

Thanks for the post. Last year, i bought sequencial lights for my '73 Vert. At that stage, all that was on offer was the turn action on the two inner/outer lights, nothing in the middle.

I was checking out the new three turn light setup from NPD the other day, and they look tasty.However, these ones on offer from C J Pony look good as well, but they have not put any product description on as yet, and i know nothing about them. I'll have to look into it.

Also, Jeff and the boys are right - i get good results with a soft paint brush and soapy water, then rinse for the honeycomb panel clean thing.

Greg.Smile

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#7
Good idea to let the manufacturers of the sequential taillight conversion kits explain why theirs are better than the competition. We'll see what their responses look like.

As for the honeycomb, wow...it does seem hard to clean and you guys pretty much confirmed it. I'm not an original freak (not to mention that if I was this would be wrong for a non-Mach anyway) so I'm going to keep watching to decide how I want to finish out the taillight area. I just have nightmares of a little scrub brush and then having to blow it out good get that area clean. It originally came with a black metal piece that looks similar that I didn't think was in good enough shape to use...I might need to reconsider.
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#8
I have the new honeycomb panel and trim if you go that route

I also should have some used original textured panels if you need a better one
Don

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jhawk635;157613 Wrote:Good idea to let the manufacturers of the sequential taillight conversion kits explain why theirs are better than the competition. We'll see what their responses look like.

As for the honeycomb, wow...it does seem hard to clean and you guys pretty much confirmed it. I'm not an original freak (not to mention that if I was this would be wrong for a non-Mach anyway) so I'm going to keep watching to decide how I want to finish out the taillight area. I just have nightmares of a little scrub brush and then having to blow it out good get that area clean. It originally came with a black metal piece that looks similar that I didn't think was in good enough shape to use...I might need to reconsider.

John,

IMO the honey panel looks real cool. I wouldn't get hung up on the keep clean thing. It's not a big deal really.I took my original flat panel off for the honey panel.

However, if your hell bent on using the flat, then a pressure pak can of satin black on a clean surface will give it a new lease of life for sure.
Also, i heard that some guy ended up chroming the dress panel sticks and tailight bezels - i saw the pics -don't know where - and they looked different, but not too bad, for the captain bling thing.

Greg.Smile

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IMO the honey panel looks real cool. I wouldn't get hung up on the keep clean thing. It's not a big deal really.I took my original flat panel off for the honey panel.

However, if your hell bent on using the flat, then a pressure pak can of satin black on a clean surface will give it a new lease of life for sure.
Also, i heard that some guy ended up chroming the dress panel sticks and tailight bezels - i saw the pics -don't know where - and they looked different, but not too bad, for the captain bling thing.

Greg.Smile
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Good info, maybe the honeycomb is worth a little extra effort...especially if it looks better.

As for chroming them...that's a little too much for me.

Oh and Don, thanks for info on parts. Right now I have the honeycomb panel and trim... btw paid more for it so I must keep you in mind!

John
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