: Are these custom made?



ocmdiaz714
07-31-09, 01:52 AM
I'm not sure what it's called but I like the way it looks there. Any tutorials or help on how to make it happen?

http://i27.tinypic.com/30297o7.jpg

jayoldschool
07-31-09, 02:04 AM
No, not custom made. The are (were) a GM part for the European export market. Discontinued, and very valuable to the lowrider crowd. There are also two tone tailights (red/yellow), and for some GM cars, export headlights (both LH and RHD)...

To make your own, all you need is some wiring, a side marker light, and a dremel tool.

ocmdiaz714
07-31-09, 03:40 AM
No, not custom made. The are (were) a GM part for the European export market. Discontinued, and very valuable to the lowrider crowd. There are also two tone tailights (red/yellow), and for some GM cars, export headlights (both LH and RHD)...

To make your own, all you need is some wiring, a side marker light, and a dremel tool.

What are they called and any idea on where I can find the two tone tailights? Thanks!

jayoldschool
07-31-09, 11:45 AM
T90 Lamp, Signaling and Marker (Export)
There's the factory SPID code and name for the side markers.

Same thing for the export taillights. Long discontinued, bug bucks now when they (rarely) come up for sale on ebay or with the lowrider crowd. Check layitlow.com and you might find someone that will sell...

To get you inspired, here is an export tail light:

http://www.uniquekind.net/caddypage/HostedImages/RightTailClose.jpg

codewize
07-31-09, 02:27 PM
Wow, I never knew.

jayoldschool
07-31-09, 03:05 PM
That's what they pay me the big bucks for ;)

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
07-31-09, 05:27 PM
The export models had different wiring though, so if you buy an export light and put it in your car you will not have orange turn signals. You would need to alter the wiring rather extensively (redo everything going to the rear lights) to make it work.

All european cars were required to have amber turn signals, so you can get export lights for my body style Brougham as well. You can see them in this video at :30 in.


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sven914
07-31-09, 07:37 PM
So to just get the one bulb to light during a turn, you would have to break into the wires for the turn/hazard switch, and cut out the bulbs going to the top of the lenses. On most car's, the taillights (stop lights) are activated thought the turn/hazard switch, so you would have to bypass the switch, to get brake lights. You could wire the lights directly off the brake pedal switch, to have stop lights, but then the tail lights won't come on with the head lights, unless you route one bulb to the sentinel switch.

If you could get the wiring schematic, turn/hazard switch, or even harness for one of the euro cars, then you would be in business.