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Where to get these S15 tail lights?

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Saved this picture a few years back. Anyone know what model they are and where I can get them from? Much appreciated.

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They aren't yashio factory they look like standard ones with the yellow tint peeled off.

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They aren't yashio factory they look like standard ones with the yellow tint peeled off.

 

Is it as simple as that? How would I go about doing that?

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Never seen them before. They almost look like someone has carefully cut out the yellow indicator lense, molded a new one and stuck it in.

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Look like Yashio Factory.

http://www.yashiofac...d_new/index.htm

I guess Jesse Streeter would be the go to guy.

 

Did you even follow your own link? They look absolutely nothing like Yashio Factory :Drugs:

 

Never seen them before. They almost look like someone has carefully cut out the yellow indicator lense, molded a new one and stuck it in.

 

As said, they look to be stock tail lights with the orange lense pushed out and replaced with a sheet of diffused platic thermoformed to shape.

 

If I were attempting this, I would look for a spare stock light for cheap, heat it in an oven to whatever temp, separate the frame housing sections, remove the orange lense (probably just glued in place), cover the outside of the lense in Glad Wrap, cover the outside of the Glad Wrap in clay to make a mould, then let the clay dry out or put it in an oven to bake it. Put a sheet of aluminium in the oven, place the plastic sheet diffusion-pattern-up on the sheet, heat it to whatever temp makes it pilable (Google it or call the manufacturer of the plastic), then carefully remove the sheet and do your best to get it into the mould and follow the contours without tearing it. If that works, let it cool, cut to size, install in light, heat the back of the light housing in the oven, reassemble, then install.

 

In saying that though, I haven't personally tried this, although I have moulded plastic using a blow torch and heat gun and for the most part it works.

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I have been on the search for these lights as well. They are identical to OEM apart from being clear lenses for the indicators.

 

I have also asked streeter and he has no idea either.

 

Daresay they would be custom. If you go about getting em made up or doing it yourself let us know :)

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Definitely. I have a picture of a white s15 with them also fitted. All the other clear S15 tail lights look terrible in my opinion. The LED ones look so tacky too. I bought a pair of OEM JDM tail lights for cheap on Ebay that will be in next week. Going to dismantle them and see if the orange 'tint' can be cleared somehow.

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Definitely. I have a picture of a white s15 with them also fitted. All the other clear S15 tail lights look terrible in my opinion. The LED ones look so tacky too. I bought a pair of OEM JDM tail lights for cheap on Ebay that will be in next week. Going to dismantle them and see if the orange 'tint' can be cleared somehow.

 

Hahahahah I think I may also have that very same picture. Yeah I agree, all the lights out there look like arse apart from the yashio factory ones.

 

Good luck with the process, hopefully it works!!

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You will find that the plastic orange indicator lense on the stock lights is coloured orange plastic, it wont come off...

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You will find that the plastic orange indicator lense on the stock lights is coloured orange plastic, it wont come off...

 

Ahhh shucks!!! Lol. Probably tint them and sell them on the Bay then :( Or put them on my car as they are JDM(dual red light) and tint my Aus-spec ones and sell them hehe.

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Maybe there is a way to 'bleach' or 'clear' the plastic so they come out clear? Anyone who knows about plastics and chemicals might know

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Iv seen them before on a s15 getting round qld, i know there are alot of jap shops that do this kind of thing but cant really help sorry, tbh id try japan. gl

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Iv seen them before on a s15 getting round qld, i know there are alot of jap shops that do this kind of thing but cant really help sorry, tbh id try japan. gl

 

Thanks for the information :) I have been told that they were custom and may no longer be available... The quest continues!

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Hmmm not sure paint thinner will strip the orange out of the lens... I have a set of JDM tail lights that I can experiment with, just need to open the suckers!!! I think I need a heat gun to pry them open!

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Looks like the lights are custom... Any companies out there that specialize in custom tail lights?

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$30AUS via Paypal to whoever can tell me the legitimate maker of these lights...

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Offering a bounty won't change anything. I would suggest you remove the orange lenses and visit businesses that specialise in building showcars, hotrods or plastic vacuum forming. In my opinion, you're more likely to have success raising queries with shops that can do the work, than trying to determine the shop/person that made that specific one.

 

This is the type work to which I'm referring:

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=vacuum+forming&sm=3

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After much searching, I have found out that they are Active-K lights from Japan. Not sure if they are still made as the photo I saved is from 2005!

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