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By Stacie W 3289 Date 2012-07-04 12:05
I am restoring a dune buggy. The tail lights are missing, and the outline of the previous lamps are oval and measure 10" by 6". The outline resembles the 39 Ford tail lamps but I am told that the Ford lights are not nearly as large as what I need. Also, I am looking for a soft top. I have read about the sombrero top from TJ customs, anyone familiar with them or have any other suggestions? Thanks
By Chaznsc Date 2012-07-04 12:15
TJC is a fine company. Email and the owner emails you back. Great service, great product.
By andrew s 1965 Date 2012-07-04 12:58 Edited 2012-07-04 13:03
TJC is good and I have bought from them before (carpet) but I had my top made at a canvas top maker for boats because they are local and anyone making a top will need the buggy
here is the link for my top i just had done for the tune of $1,300.00 so be ready to spend some $$
http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/forum/topic_show.pl?pid=21890;hl=#pid21890
Andy
By Stacie W 3289 Date 2012-07-05 00:38
thanks for the help
By Stacie W 3289 Date 2012-07-05 00:39
Andy, I am looking for a large set of tail lamps and I think yours will work. Where did you get yours? Stacie
By andrew s 1965 Date 2012-07-05 01:00
My taillights are VW lights.
Not sure of year but think they are late 60's style.
You can find these in jc Whitney , mid american motors or almost any vw catalog
Andy
By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2012-07-05 01:08
Someone on the forum may also have them. Think I even have a set from a 72. Useable but not perfect.
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2012-07-05 13:27
VW tail lights varied in size over the yeras. the real old ones had small snowflake lights. The Supers had HUGE lights. Usually the older non-snowflake lights fit the best.
By Brad H 1498 Date 2012-07-05 13:54
The 10x6 impression leftr from the old lights would seem to indicate 68-75 Standard Beetle taillights. If you drive a lot in heavy traffic, I would reccomend you go with the bigger, brighter taillights, The snowflakes are very nice, but pricey unless you find someone giving them away. The 62-67 lights are in the middle look good and are a bit cheaper. If you go for original taillights with plastic lenses, really try to get a set of old original lenses, the current aftermarket ones are pretty poor in quality and tend to fade within a couple of years.

brad
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