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View Poll Results: Do you want the concept tail lights
Yes i want the concept tail lights 150 79.79%
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:43 PM   #51
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:22 PM   #52
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Look's cool! I like the exhaust tips also
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:21 PM   #53
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I have an idea to make some afterburner tail lights. Right now this is just the first phase of this idea and is not the finished product. I will not be using LED's for this project. I will be using less then 20 bucks of materials and some time to take the tail lights apart. Once I have a finished the tail lights, I will do a right up for it if everything works out. If it doesn't work out, I'll be buying new tail lights.

Here is a mock up of what I want to do and it is a very rough sketch so be kind, these photos and video are not the finished product. If I can get the look I am after, the lights will look like this at night going down the road.







and here is what they will look like when the brake pedal is pressed. Nice and bright just like they should be.






Here is a little video of the idea and should look much better and more 3d once I am finished with them.


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Old 12-10-2009, 10:55 PM   #54
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All great ideas. I dont think anyone can really achieve what GM did with the concept though. It would have to be someone with a lot of resources or a lot of ingenuity.

Also, kga you are making great progress. The one thing everyone is missing, including your design, is the light diffusing all the way out towards the exterior of the car.

So now, they still just look like rings.

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:59 PM   #55
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Ironically, I saw a promo pic for the Camaro and used the "halo" design as the basis for my re-designed tail lights for the C5 corvette:



I originally used LEDs and acrylic rods, but later moved to LED strips to be more visible through the blackouts:



It's hard to tell from your pictures, but if the red lens is flat, it would be best to replace it with red transparent acrylic. This will prevent diffusion of the LEDs making the "ring" appear sharper.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:54 AM   #56
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Maybe this old test mule picture will help a little bit. I like the led rings I've seen, but I'd really love the lights off of this car.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:56 AM   #57
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Oh and another....
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:24 AM   #58
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Ummmm thats horrible
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:50 AM   #59
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If they look like the ones in the pic you posted I WOULD BUY!!! TWO!
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:38 AM   #60
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:36 PM   #61
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Ummmm thats horrible
The outer lights are amber because this car was in Europe. The two inner red are the ones we would have on our cars, so all four would be red like we have now. It's just easier to see how the lamp is designed through the amber lens.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:39 PM   #62
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Ironically, I saw a promo pic for the Camaro and used the "halo" design as the basis for my re-designed tail lights for the C5 corvette:



I originally used LEDs and acrylic rods, but later moved to LED strips to be more visible through the blackouts:



It's hard to tell from your pictures, but if the red lens is flat, it would be best to replace it with red transparent acrylic. This will prevent diffusion of the LEDs making the "ring" appear sharper.
I like this great idea
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:44 AM   #63
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Okay, i'm ordering a camaro tail light from GM to see if i can make it a true "LED halo" If i'm successful you can be certain I'll start selling them on ebay lol.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:57 AM   #64
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Hi,
does anybody have a wiring diagramm from the tail lights?
Or does somebody know, how the Camaro uses the brake light as the turning signal?
Thanks in advance
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:17 AM   #65
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I'm pretty sure that yellow car just has window tint cut into that u shape on the tail light. Might be a simple idea that would get the look your trying to achieve. I may try tinting my tail lights to see if they get that look??
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:10 AM   #66
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Working on a fixed tail light housing will have a pic later on in the week.

It wont have the step in it.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:31 PM   #67
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It was a lot of work, But i made one tail light housing with out the step in it, It all fits in the opening in the rear of the car, Here is 3 pics that i have, One is of the housing, The second is a mold i made of the inside to give use what looks like 3" from the light to the lens.


Last is the LED for the brake lights don't have it all in one piece Need time for the paint to dry, After work or Saturday will have pics in the car to look at.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:21 PM   #68
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that is really cool.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:03 PM   #69
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Ok i think i got it all done now let me know what you think, P.S. this is on a 9v battery only
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hard to see some lights off pics would be great
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:41 PM   #71
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Its still light out here but in the next hr.
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Ok i think i found the way GM made the tail light on the concept car, And they did not use any LED'S to do it.

Its not done i need to fix the housing this was to show the lighting in the tail light hope you like it.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:53 PM   #73
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That is very close. Can't wait to see it on a car.
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That is very close. Can't wait to see it on a car.
Thanks i think it how GM made there concept tail lights, The best part the lights are all OEM bulbs that you can replace from the same place that you do now, And with this setup no need for fixing the DIC it works from the start.

Any way got it back apart going to make a cast of the part will have it back in one pc next week and have some pics on the car with the housing fixed so no step in it.
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cant wait to see that on ur car 2ssrs!
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