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Old November 29th, 2016, 12:06
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Re: MJ Taillight replacements

Those Rusty's tail light boxes are pricey!
http://www.rustysoffroad.com/rustys-...commanche.html

Although, I suppose one could potentially save money over the years not breaking tails and replacing them.

Definitely wouldn't mind a pair of bolt-in ones like the StinkFab ones, but would prefer non-cutout.

Maybe a group buy is in order?
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Those Rusty's tail light boxes are pricey!
It's funny you say that. I was having a discussion this morning about these, saying that in order to make a bolt in piece that fits well, for such a small market the price would end up being higher than people would be willing to pay. Rustys price is actually lower than my estimate.
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Old November 29th, 2016, 14:29
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It's funny you say that. I was having a discussion this morning about these, saying that in order to make a bolt in piece that fits well, for such a small market the price would end up being higher than people would be willing to pay. Rustys price is actually lower than my estimate.
I would honestly rather support you than Rusty's.
How many pairs would need to be sold to get it in the price range of the Rusty's ones?
Would it potentially be much cheaper without a cutout for the lights?

One idea I also had was a tail light box/rear bed quarter protector.
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The cutout honestly makes exactly zero difference one way or the other. That's just the matter of a couple mouse clicks. The hard part is tooling for the curves and getting the mounting points aligned properly.
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Old November 29th, 2016, 16:06
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Although, I suppose one could potentially save money over the years not breaking tails and replacing them.
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The cutout honestly makes exactly zero difference one way or the other. That's just the matter of a couple mouse clicks. The hard part is tooling for the curves and getting the mounting points aligned properly.
Especially for somebody who is apparently backing into things often enough to need to replace tail lights frequently.
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Old November 29th, 2016, 17:00
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Especially for somebody who is apparently backing into things often enough to need to replace tail lights frequently.
I agree that I should have worded it differently. But, damage from wheeling, accidents, natural disasters, etc. are some reasons they could be damaged.

As rare as factory MJ tails are, most of the good ones have a high dollar price tag.
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Old November 29th, 2016, 20:09
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Looks good!
This is the exact setup I'm probably going to do. 6" oval with pod reverse light. Won't have to worry about smashing anything.
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I can't pin down exactly what that reminds me of, but it is somewhere in this era:

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At $200 that shit ain't gonna happen.

The right angle is straight even though they got the body line at the front of the plate.

I'll get an English wheel and do my own.

Looking at Chevy frenching buckets anyway.
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Old November 30th, 2016, 15:05
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Re: MJ Taillight replacements

Your right 200$ is pricey but for the precision and the fact that it very well could be the last taillights you ever buy not bad imo, plus was able to buy these with the sale of one decent pair of stockers have 3 sets left

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Re: MJ Taillight replacements

Kickstarting an old thread...I am new to MJ's, but have always loved them. Just picked up my 88 June of last year. When I got it, both tail lights were broken and I was appalled at the replacement cost. I messed around with a few ideas and came up with this. Only cost was the lights from Amazon (about $75) and some time with a Dremel tool. The result is a very solid mount. Since this was just an experiment, I used the broken oem light housing to create the mount for the new lights. My goal will be to attempt to design a 3d printed adapter that you could adapt JK (or other style aftermarket lights) to the MJ bed without cutting or welding anything. Thoughts on the look or a better light option? I don't care for the oval lights so far in this thread. IMO, I think square or rectangular ones look better with this body style.
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Hey, that's pretty slick!
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That looks nice, you did a job well done replacing the taillights.
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That looks awful and would be an instant rock magnet if you wheel.
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