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Front side light alternative.

My car is turning out to be anything but stock. I am curious if anyone has seen an alternative light that looks good on the front fenders, rather than the somewhat out of place round marker lights. Thanks
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I dig the side marker light on the rear fenders of a 2001 F350 duallie(sp) . Very subtle IMHO.
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jetta side markers look sweet too... small little ovals... seen 1-2 teeners do this conversion...

IMHO, though, what I really dig... is NO side marker, just smooth the hole over... nice.
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I used the newer VW side markers for this project.

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those are the 'jetta style I was referring to... nice work!!
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None. works for me shave them off...
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I agree with you Scott. I just don't feel like doing the work. We still need to get together. Shame on us for living so close together and not comparing notes. I think I want to sell my original orange ' 75 if you know someone that might be interested.............. How about a nice looking light that covers all the existing holes? Pete
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philinjax, I always liked that look too. How did you resess the light?
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I think I saw an LED version that was thin. Projected from the body about 3/8 "....still big and round though...
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Ruddyboys,
I cut a slightly oversized elongated hole in the fender skin, then
epoxied in a correctly sized 1/4 inch thick aluminum ring around the inside of the elongated hole. (Detail 1). I then ground and
filed a smooth edge around the outside edge of the hole. (Detail 2). After that, I applied a thin coat of bondo to the contoured surface and sanded smooth. (Detail 3).
It was a pita to do. Won't do it again.
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damn, that makes shaving look EASY...

mad props for getting that to work and look that sweet!
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The easy low-budget way to shave the marker lights:

Get a PORSCHE sticker (round or shield shaped) and put it over the hole....

Believe it or not, I've seen cars like this that looked quite decent!

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Stickers are nice on dented bumpers too.
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How about a 356 rear tail light? Thats keepin' it in the family. Can someone draw that up? Pete
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that would be kinda cool... but IMO, that's still more work than welding up the stock hole...
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haven't done it yet, though

I've got some kinda crummy lenses I wanted to see if I could just grind down some of the edge so they fit close to the fender. The bulb may be close enough to cause a heat related problem on the lense, but I could prolly find LEDs...
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Very NICE
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These are `68 roadrunner side lites. Only had to fill the two small holes!
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