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#1 Flaming Skull 57

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Posted 12 July 2023 - 02:11 PM

Hi All.

I have a water leak in the boot and tracked it down to coming in through the Taillight assembly's where they fit onto the body. I have taken them out, stripped them down and replaced the inner seal between the Lens and taillight housing.

There appears that another seal should fit between the taillight housing and body.

Both of mine don't have any seal at all and searching everywhere I can't find a seal listed. I there one or do I just use silastic?

Cheers

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Posted 12 July 2023 - 05:46 PM

Hi All.

I have a water leak in the boot and tracked it down to coming in through the Taillight assembly's where they fit onto the body. I have taken them out, stripped them down and replaced the inner seal between the Lens and taillight housing.

There appears that another seal should fit between the taillight housing and body.

Both of mine don't have any seal at all and searching everywhere I can't find a seal listed. I there one or do I just use silastic?

Cheers

John

The tail light housings were sealed into the body with mastic. I wouldn't use silastic or any other type of silicone sealer.

I used the good ol' Bostik black windscreen sealant for my taillights.
 



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Posted 12 July 2023 - 05:51 PM

Rear tail light housings for LC never had seals . I used Bostik Mastic .Clean up with turps.

Edited by Indy Orange, 12 July 2023 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2023 - 05:59 PM

Rear tail light housings for LC never had seals . I used Bostik Mastic .Clean up with turps.

Neither did LJ.
 



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Posted 12 July 2023 - 06:24 PM

Thank You.  Now it makes sense why there were no seals just bits of sealant. 



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Posted 31 August 2023 - 04:49 PM

Hi All.

I have a water leak in the boot and tracked it down to coming in through the Taillight assembly's where they fit onto the body. I have taken them out, stripped them down and replaced the inner seal between the Lens and taillight housing.

There appears that another seal should fit between the taillight housing and body.

Both of mine don't have any seal at all and searching everywhere I can't find a seal listed. I there one or do I just use silastic?

Cheers

John

Hi John, what did you use for this "inner seal" I think I asked about this a while ago and got the impression that there wasn't one. Do you have a pic or link?  Or do you mean this one pictured below. I thought this went between the two halves. Thank you

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Edited by ChrisLC, 31 August 2023 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2023 - 07:03 PM

Hi John, what did you use for this "inner seal" I think I asked about this a while ago and got the impression that there wasn't one. Do you have a pic or link?  Or do you mean this one pictured below. I thought this went between the two halves. Thank you
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Yes, that goes between the 2 halves of the tail light, it then gets mastic windscreen sealant between the back half of the tail light & the tail light opening in the vehicle.

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Posted 01 September 2023 - 12:52 AM

Butyl sealant roll is the go for body to tailight aperture.Attached File  image.jpeg   69.17K   3 downloads

Edited by 71xu1, 01 September 2023 - 12:59 AM.


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Posted 31 March 2024 - 06:26 PM

Attached File  our tailights1.jpg   277.4K   1 downloadsI am assembling my LC taillights - I got the rare spares metal thread and nut kit - did any one use any Locktite  or similar before putting the metal threads into the taillights

 

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