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Triumph TR6 - Rear Tail Light

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement rear tail light assembly frame (left side). I took mine to the re chroming shop and they will not touch it. Thinks the process will destroy the material.

Shawn 74.5
SSD Mr.

Pop up on e bay all the time
DON KELLY

My advice...find a chroming shop that actually knows what they are doing.

Try http://www.paulschrome.com/
JT White

Shawn
I bought one at a British car swap meet for $5.00. Was in very good condition with no need to rechrome it at all.

Rick
Rick Crawford

Shawn

I had mine rechromed in May of this year in Toronto.

They also did a weld repair on one of them. Turned out great.

Not cheap though

"The Plating House"

http://www.theplatinghouseofcanada.ca/

Good luck.
Michael Petryschuk

Mike
I used the same place to rechrome both front and back bumpers. They also filled a few holes and added caged nuts. Very Good work but agree, not cheap.

Rick
Rick Crawford

Thanks for the info. Rick...are you selling the light? Also, any tricks to remove the tin cone on the bracket. Pulling up the metal lip(s) is quite difficult and easy to make a mess of the cone!

Shawn
SSD Mr.

Shawn

Would not be much good to you Shawn....it is the right one. Besides I swaped out the old one. Hate to say this but the guy also had a left one in very good shape.

Not sure what you mean...tin cone. Can you post a pic?

Rick
Rick Crawford

Shawn

I drilled out the rivets that hold the steel plate that is attached to the aluminum dish to the light fixture. There are 2 to drill out per light. And they can easily be re riveted with a pop rivet took. Do not pull the metal lips. It will not be successful.

Michael Petryschuk

Rick, the guy had a left one in good shape and you left it on the table??????? Me see, price right, me buy...need or not...sooner or later it will be used on my car or to help someone else in need.
JT White

JT


Me got picture. You are absolutely correct. I could have sent Shawn a Christmas present.

I also know know what the tin cone is...a reflector.


I will not tell you that I did not need to remove mine as it just needed a little cleaning up.


Rick
Rick Crawford

Thanks for info. I did get the cone/reflector off by prying the clips up. You are right that it is pretty tough to do without making a mess! Any idea if I need to still remove the reflector bracket or does that just get re chromed as well? Someone that took theirs to have re chroming done must know this. Shawn.
SSD Mr.

Shawn

I removed the bracket and had the light fixture chromed without it. I don't know of anyone who has had the bracket chromed but you will have to break the chrome finish when you try to bend the clips back when you go to install the reflector cone. This will probably allow moisture in and it will lift the finish and reduce the life of the rechrome job you have done. I would remove the bracket.
Michael Petryschuk

Mike,

I drilled out the rivets as you suggested. Is it important regarding the type of metal (steel vs alum) replacement rivets? Not sure if this impact connectivity with light bulb socket in any way. Just don't want to make a mistake that requires removal and reinstall again, etc.

Also, the space for insalling replacement rivets is tight. Any tricks that you used would be great. I did remove the reflector by bending back the metal bracket lips and this was a challenge. I eventually got the reflector back into the bracket again though.

Shawn
SSD Mr.

Mike,

I drilled out the rivets as you suggested. Is it important regarding the type of metal (steel vs alum) replacement rivets? Not sure if this impacts connectivity with light bulb socket in any way. Just don't want to make a mistake that requires removal and re-install again, etc.

Also, the space for installing replacement rivets is tight. Any tricks that you used would be great. I did remove the reflector by bending back the metal bracket lips and this was a challenge. I eventually got the reflector back into the bracket again though.

Shawn
SSD Mr.

Shawn

I used aluminum rivets. It shouldn't matter steel or aluminum. Both aluminum and steel conduct well enough for this application. In fact since the aluminum won't corrode- you might get a better long term connection.

I used the smallest length rivet I could get that was long enough to go through. 1/8 in diameter by 3/16 inch if my memory serves correctly. When the pop rivet pulls through- it shortens the length and I had no problems with interference. You really can't see in behind the cone once it is in place so the ends of the rivets don't take away from the appearance.

Glad to hear you got the reflector back in the bracket. When I looked at the tightness of the pressed fit, I figured if I tried to pry it open I would wreck the cone and bracket. So I didn't go there.
Michael Petryschuk

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the helpful info. Once I get the frame back from the re-chromer, I can finish the project! Shawn
SSD Mr.

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