Rebuild of a Legend
"Chapter 28 -
Lights & Emblems"
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The original taillight
units were pitted, so here are the replacements.
Once again, why go to
all this trouble and not use shiny new chrome and lens when it comes to
the front signal lights?
I was lucky to get
NOS headlight buckets.
license light lens and hardware.
Do all this work
while continuing to wrestle with old headlight bucket hardware? Not bloody likely. I want the hidden
headlights to work flawlessly. Man, there sure are a lot of pieces!
After a complete
overhaul, the headlight door motors look good and operate smoothly and
The buckets are mounted and the
hardware is going in.
And here's a look at the hidden
the engine compartment. Neat huh?
The new high beam
switch mounts on the left side of the driver's floor. Remember when the
car companies used to do that? No???? Maybe you're too young.
The paint on the nose
emblem was faded by the sun over the years. Here's the new one.
Time to return the
rear-deck emblem to its rightful place. I removed it and filled in the
holes approximately 33 years ago.
A new 1967 Corvette
gastank lid comes in black primer. It must be carefully masked and
painted in the car's body colour. To the right of the lid is the new
bezel and mounting hardware. The lid snaps shut inside the bezel.
New hood numerals
too. Will we be staying with the 427? Hmmm. Well, on the hood anyway,
but 427c.i. is kinda small, no?