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Old 10-10-2013, 12:29 AM   #51
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Definitely better than the '14 lights but the '10-'13 still look way better IMO.

Personally I don't think comparing the '14 to something similar to a '69 is correct at all. The '69 didn't wrap around the edge of the quarter panel at an angle. Honestly, I've always loved the round tail lights of the '70-'73 and had they come like that on a 1st Gen we would've loved every minute of it. Can't fathom a 1st Gen with round lights now but that's just what were are used to.

I think the difference in the '10-'13 vs '14 should be compared more to the screw up that GM did with '70-'73 vs '74-'77. The first round of the 2nd Gen where awesome and then they completely pulled the tail lights out of the ugly bucket for the next round.

IMO, GM screwed up when they made the changes for '14. I know they had to do something and it was going to be really hard to change such a home run design they did on the '10 but still I think they really went in the wrong direction. So glad I have an early 5th Gen.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:29 AM   #52
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2014 Camaro taillights are more in line with the "retro" theme of the 5th gen. The new ones embody every other generation of Camaros, excluding of course a 3.5 year run from 70.5-73. I know you all have a stiffy for the 2010-2013 taillights, but you obviously do not remember the past. You want two separate taillights, go buy a Corvette, or maybe a Vega.

The original photoshop with the c7 taillights is, well, ugly.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:36 AM   #53
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Definitely better than the '14 lights but the '10-'13 still look way better IMO.

Personally I don't think comparing the '14 to something similar to a '69 is correct at all. The '69 didn't wrap around the edge of the quarter panel at an angle. Honestly, I've always loved the round tail lights of the '70-'73 and had they come like that on a 1st Gen we would've loved every minute of it. Can't fathom a 1st Gen with round lights now but that's just what were are used to.

I think the difference in the '10-'13 vs '14 should be compared more to the screw up that GM did with '70-'73 vs '74-'77. The first round of the 2nd Gen where awesome and then they completely pulled the tail lights out of the ugly bucket for the next round.

IMO, GM screwed up when they made the changes for '14. I know they had to do something and it was going to be really hard to change such a home run design they did on the '10 but still I think they really went in the wrong direction. So glad I have an early 5th Gen.
GM's "screw up" on the 74 models lasted until 2002. Maybe they should just leave the 5th gen unchanged until 2050? It will be classic and modern at the same time just like the VW bug sold in 3rd world countries until earlier this century.

Ok, I do get it, I loved the 2nd gens (all of them) and when the 3rd gens came out, I thought the world was going to end. In my defense, I was 11 years old at the time. Ultimately I came to appreciate the 3rd gens for what they were and moved on. The changes to the 2014 are so minor I think everyone else should do the same this week or better yet today.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:46 AM   #54
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I would be more interested to see the C7 with the Camaro (09-12) taillights
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:12 AM   #55
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Morel of the story...Chevy/GM you F@&ked it up just fix,fix it for
The next gen for the love of god!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:18 AM   #56
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These renders look great, but Iam really warming to the 2014s, contemporary tuff!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:27 AM   #57
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Definitely better than the '14 lights but the '10-'13 still look way better IMO.

Personally I don't think comparing the '14 to something similar to a '69 is correct at all. The '69 didn't wrap around the edge of the quarter panel at an angle. Honestly, I've always loved the round tail lights of the '70-'73 and had they come like that on a 1st Gen we would've loved every minute of it. Can't fathom a 1st Gen with round lights now but that's just what were are used to.

I think the difference in the '10-'13 vs '14 should be compared more to the screw up that GM did with '70-'73 vs '74-'77. The first round of the 2nd Gen where awesome and then they completely pulled the tail lights out of the ugly bucket for the next round.

IMO, GM screwed up when they made the changes for '14. I know they had to do something and it was going to be really hard to change such a home run design they did on the '10 but still I think they really went in the wrong direction. So glad I have an early 5th Gen.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:14 PM   #58
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im just mad the 2014s share their taillights with the volt
Not even close!!! I like my 2010's tail lights better than the 2014, but that's because I'm more of a Corvette guy - but I need the back seat for my lil man. The 2014 does look a lot more like the 1969 styling (as is the rest of the C5 Camaro's).
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #59
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Now have someone build it so I buy it....
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:06 PM   #60
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good photoshop. i like this a lot! i wish they did that
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I like this waaayyyyyy better than the 2014's. Also better without the tear drops at the ends.
Yes this would have been a great '14 evolution tying it to the Vette. For the front end, I would have made the ZL1 bumper treatment more common to the SS's as well, with tweaking for aerodynamics. That would have been enough + the Recaros option to keep it going strong until Gen6.

The OP pic is too Dodge Challenger I think.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #61
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:51 PM   #62
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I like the 2014 Camaro tails better than the 10-13 except I don't like the 2014 base V6 or Z28 tail lights. I was planning to change the tail lights on our 2012 Camaro to the 2014 Camaro but I may do the C7 tail lights instead.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:04 PM   #63
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I like the 2014 Camaro tails better than the 10-13 except I don't like the 2014 base V6 or Z28 tail lights. I was planning to change the tail lights on our 2012 Camaro to the 2014 Camaro but I may do the C7 tail lights instead.
Just changing the rear to a 2014 rear will be hard enough, but doing the C7 tail would be pretty hard as well!

Both are going to require you to do some custom fab work to either your rear fenders (b/c the 2014s wrap around the sides while the earlier ones do not), or two the bumper itself to retrofit the C7 tails....are you sure you want to try this?
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:16 PM   #64
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Nice photoshop- def looks better than the 14's arses!
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #65
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If I had the money I would definetly do a C7 swap. It flows so nicely in my opinnion, like my teacher used to say, "when something works, it works".
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:34 PM   #66
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Doesn't work for me...what about this?
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:46 PM   #67
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:09 PM   #68
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Mods, this was the best thread you could find to make front page worthy? Not to take away from Zummy but he wasn't the first who photoshopped C7 tail lights on the 5th Gen Camaro. Lets get the originator out in front.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:16 PM   #69
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The original photoshop looks bad. Those droopy mascara vents look bad on the C7, and they would look bad on the Camaro. I don't like the 2014 Camaro rear end changes, but they don't look as bad as the mascara vents.

Now if you drop the droopy mascara and just used the Corvette taillights, that would not look bad (like the other photoshop of the blue car). I think that would be an improvement over the 2014 Camaro lights.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:07 AM   #70
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That massive hulk of unpainted Plastic on the Rear Bump is an eyesore. I saw a black 2014 SS an that unpainted Plastic had seen alot of sun and needed some Amorall really Bad. It made it look real cheap. If GM would paint that plastic it may help the look.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:27 AM   #71
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Well, by Jan if not Dec. the Sales numbers should be almost 100% 2014. Sales will tell to story in Jan. on how well received the 2014s are.


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Old 10-11-2013, 11:09 AM   #72
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Doesn't work for me...what about this?
Back in the 90s, this is about what the eurolamps looked like on C-series pickup trucks.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #73
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i have to admit, i like the '14 camaro tail lights, i think they look really good in person, although like everyone else, i initially hated them in pictures...
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Just changing the rear to a 2014 rear will be hard enough, but doing the C7 tail would be pretty hard as well!

Both are going to require you to do some custom fab work to either your rear fenders (b/c the 2014s wrap around the sides while the earlier ones do not), or two the bumper itself to retrofit the C7 tails....are you sure you want to try this?
The rear fenders are the same for 2010-2014 from what I saw so to swap to the 2014 tail lights is mainly a bumper cover swap.

The C7 tail light swap would require modifying the rear bumper cover. I've been fabricating cars, trucks & motor cycles for about 40 years & always enjoy a challenge.

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The rear fenders are the same for 2010-2014 from what I saw so to swap to the 2014 tail lights is mainly a bumper cover swap.

The C7 tail light swap would require modifying the rear bumper cover. I've been fabricating cars, trucks & motor cycles for about 40 years & always enjoy a challenge.

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Ahh...I see you are correct. Now that you've shown the images that reminds me I've looked at this before and I should have known. As for the C7 tail lights...I say go for it and have fun!
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