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jallen
09-05-2009, 10:20 PM
Looking for tail light housings for 63 Avanti. Anyone have any
experience with Nostalgic Motors? I am looking for repops but
would consider replating good original castings. Thanks

Warren Webb
09-05-2009, 10:24 PM
Stay away from the repops! I had sent my originals to be replated & they lost them. Got the repops & they were nothing but junk in my opinion- didnt even cover the hole for the lamp in the fiberglass. Nostalgic has alot of original stuff, but make sure the housings are original or stay away.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

JDP
09-05-2009, 11:09 PM
quote:Originally posted by Warren Webb

Stay away from the repops! I had sent my originals to be replated & they lost them. Got the repops & they were nothing but junk in my opinion- didnt even cover the hole for the lamp in the fiberglass. Nostalgic has alot of original stuff, but make sure the housings are original or stay away.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan


The repro castings have some shrinkage, and don't fit well, stick with the factory jobs.

JDP/Maryland

Gunslinger
09-06-2009, 12:23 PM
I bought the repro housings for my '70 Avanti from Nostalgic Motors and have nothing but positive things to say about them. The fit was fine...no issues at all. I modified them to use the LED boards for lighting, but outside of that...nothing was necessary to use them as they came.




Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

Retired
09-06-2009, 02:16 PM
LED boards. Did the Avanti lens require any modification ?

Richard

Gunslinger
09-06-2009, 02:23 PM
There was no modification needed to the lens. There was a cut by a cutting wheel or Dremel tool required to fit the board to the housing. It wasn't difficult to do.




Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

WCP
09-07-2009, 01:23 PM
Have a couple Avanti II housings new. One is a one holer and the other has 2 holes. E-mail me if you are interested.