My lens making thread.

Restoration

  1. Zymurgy

    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Yes, but cantflip has first shot at this, check out his link and see if that lens is a need for you.
     
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    Mike: I stand in total amazement of your accomplishments with these '66 tail light lenses. I am sure no one thought it was possible, but due to your tenacity and effort, you proved it was more than just possible. Your repro lenses are probably better than the originals. Thank you for doing this. All of us '66 300 slabby guys are forever in your debt.
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Finally got Goldie out for a drive today with her new taillights.

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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    I remember when it was in that garage,
    Watching you take it from there to the above has been a joy, Mike.
     
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  5. Zymurgy

    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    A few night shots after a nice day of driving.

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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    Beautiful work, seeing them lit up is awesome
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Is there a more complicated lens to kick off this cottage industry with? I think not.:thumbsup:
     
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    mopar_4life Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Man you have done some great work! Keep it up!
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Whoa here goes Goldie...!!!
     
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    Those Lenses turned out EXCEPTIONAL! Kuddo's for all the hard work. Would you be trying the 66' 300 Front Signal lenses as your next project? Keep up the good work, God knows the marketplace sure isn't turning out anything like these! John.
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks John, I know of 2 people reproducing the front lenses. I don't what to take away business from someone else. I would be happy to pass on the info if you need a set.
     
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    The only one I know of, is the Aussie, George. Heck of a long way to go for lenses, and he seems to be not doing much recently. He also has a bit of a "reputation" of taking his time to make them.
     
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    if you have another connection for the Lenses, I would appreciate the info. Thanks, John.
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I will look up the information and send it to you.
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    My color retention and strength test.

    I thought I would post this here since my lenses are officially for sale. I made an inner lens and left it in the back window of my work car all year. When parked in my driveway it is facing south and the car gets very hot too, no tint on my windows. This has been 9 months from the beginning of spring to the beginning of winter.

    The color is still dead on compared to my NOS lens and still very strong. I weigh around 200lbs and it didn't even flex under my weight.

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    300rag Grumpy Old Man With a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Looks like work pants to me, but the shoes??
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    What you don't have a set of work slippers?? The advantage of making lenses in your basement. :)
     
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    I knew you started this but lost track of the plan, nice. About 15 years ago I got the same wild hair to do this, but never did anything to move it forward. Yes, We can rebuild them!
     
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    Carmine Old Man with a Hat

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    Computer, formal NY'er turn signal lenses...

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    Damnnit! Another stupid laser beam thing!
     
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    Dobalovr Being on the Cbody diet SUCKS! FCBO Gold Member

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    With over 11000 views you should have enough business to retire.....almost as many as Kenny's thread:poke:
     
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