My lens making thread.

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  1. Zymurgy

    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I am, but my crazy season for my business runs through October. I have a few lenses in line right now. My goal is to increase my lens catalog. I am very interested if you can wait until this winter.

    I would need a good set of originals to make a mold.
     
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    Mike: I don't remember. . . Are you also looking at doing the front turn signal lenses for our '66 300s?
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    There is a member here from Germany who has actually made those so I have no plans to do it myself. He had them for sale on Facebook about a year ago.

    I'll touch base with him and check out the status, not too active here in FCBO.
     
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    Hi did I read correctly that you figured out how to make these plastic - urethane clips?

    I have a 1966 Newport convertible and I need to put my pass side front fender back together, have all the trim just need those clips.

    Where can I buy them and thanks!

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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    @Zymurgy
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Yes I do have these. I'll send you a PM
     
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    I just saw this while reading about the lense making.
    I need a set of these for the bucket seats I got out of a 1973 New Yorker. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
     
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    Contact ABC Moparts they should have what you need.
     
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    I have a quick question. Does the rear bumper have to come off in order to get the rear lights out of a 66 300?
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Basically yes but I can do it without completely taking it off but it's pretty much very loose. If you haven't had it off lately go spray it was some PB Blaster or your favorite rust loosening product.
    Since you only need access to the left side I loosen everything on the right and pretty much take everything off on the left.
     
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    hey i've got a couple lenses to make for my rumblur american gassers . would you be interested ? i've got a whole one . pm me please .

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    yes Z has agreed to produce me some rumblur lenses from a original one i have . so the american gasser is getting new butt lamps . DSC01887.JPG
     
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    FYI: Mike and I are working on details to produce Rocker molding clips for my 77 NYB. If anyone else needs the same and want to piggy back on my order, feel free.

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    pomonamissel Senior Member

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    Z your taking on clips as well ?
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I haven't actually kept account of how many I've made but let's say it's in the neighborhood of 600-700 in the last 2 years.

    It was the perfect product to develop my mold making techniques. It's a lot easier to throw out a $5 mold for a trim clip than a $200 lens mold.
     
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    i agree .
     
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    You make it look easy:thumbsup:
     
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    I have followed this thread for some time. Your development of this process is of the highest quality. Do you still make trim clips not currently available. The photo below are the ones needed. I have a donor clip in good condition.

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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I should be able to do those. What trim do they attach and what car model and years(if you know)? Send me a PM and we can iron out the logistics