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I'm looking to get a part to fit in place of the reflectors on the vt.. the whole piece not just the lenses

I'm sure alot of others would be interested

Anybody out there capable of producing?

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Something like this
 

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Isn't having no reflectors somewhere on the rear of the car illegal?
Could be, but so is tinting your tail lights, or putting colored led's in your headlights other than white and yellow ;)

If we caught any crap it would be easy to put a reflector on somewhere else that is easier on the eyes :)

Edit: I really dont think its a legal issue, check out the gen

 

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If the taillight has a reflector in it, you don't need extra ones on the body of the car.
 

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I have been wanting something just like that ever since I saw the reflectors


I'm looking to get a part to fit in place of the reflectors on the vt.. the whole piece not just the lenses

I'm sure alot of others would be interested


Anybody out there capable of producing?

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Something like this
 

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I have been wanting something just like that ever since I saw the reflectors
I think I'm going to make one out of fiberglass but a plastic molded one would be a better choice for me...
 

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I've been searching over here for you, but I didn't come up with anything either. This might be a new business opp for you!
 

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I've been searching over here for you, but I didn't come up with anything either. This might be a new business opp for you!
I'm going to take a look at what it would take when I go on lunch break.
 

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I'd be curious to see what it would look like from behind when both panels are filled.
It's hard for me to envision this when looking at only the one side.
Just saying. . .
 

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I'd be curious to see what it would look like from behind when both panels are filled.
It's hard for me to envision this when looking at only the one side.
Just saying. . .
Lol are you asking me to shop a pic with both sides filled?
 

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Haha! All I'm saying is that if I were to consider doing this it would be hard for me to decide when seeing only the one side. ;)
So if it's no big deal to Photoshop 2, is love to look at it.
 

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One of the only things I thought the NAV did better was the reflectors on the bumper...I'm eager to see what you come up with.
 

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Haha! All I'm saying is that if I were to consider doing this it would be hard for me to decide when seeing only the one side. ;)
So if it's no big deal to Photoshop 2, is love to look at it.
Sure thing only took a second to do, I'll make a new one tomorrow afternoon
 

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If you know someone with a vacuum former, you can do it with white plastic, and it'd probably match your car pretty close. You'd have to mold a block of foam into the shape you want.
 

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I removed the reflectors and installed black wire mesh in the opening,looks great. Iwould post a picture,but don't know how. Saint.


Did you take out just the red reflector, or the whole molding?
 

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I removed the reflectors and installed black wire mesh in the opening,looks great. Iwould post a picture,but don't know how. Saint.
That would be very nice to see =) too bad you don't know to post the picture.

AND that would actually be an awesome thing to add. I wasn't too hyped about those "should have been rear fogs" reflectors. But covering them all together would be an awesome addition to consider if it were available. Good luck Retsolev I am sure you will not have any problem with a customer base seeing as here it would be much wanted. Especially if you can make it and sell it cheap and still make money.
 

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You wouldn't have to use vacuum forming to create this piece. You could just do buck or slump molding with sheets of ABS available from your local hobby store.

The first step would be to sculpt the shape you want from Sculp-E or anything that can hold up in your oven to create the buck form. Foam would be easier but it won't stand the heat. You might also be able to get away with just creating the edge with a stiff wire.

Take your buck mold or wire frame and place a sheet of ABS over it and put it in a warm (250-300?) oven. The ABS will get very soft and slump on to the buck mold. You might need to coax it with your hand in an oven mit or a warm sealing iron. Once you get the right shape take it out of the oven and allow it to cool. Then trim it to fit the opening and mount it with double stick tape.

If you are concerned about having a reflector just apply some 3M reflective tape to it. A lot of the 3M reflective tape does not appear as being reflective in daylight.
 
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