Fbodywarehouse is pleased to offer our clients a restoration service for the 1979 – 1981 Trans Am and Firebird tail lights.
Fbodywarehouse is pleased to offer our clients a restoration service for the 1979 – 1981 Trans Am and Firebird tail lights. Our service is for the full restoration of your car’s tail lights.
The tail light service is NOT an exchange we use literally your tail lights!
The service includes all of the following.
Shipping to us (We will provide a UPS label for you)
Tear down and cleaning of the units.
Blasting and reset of color on mounting studs.
and reset of color on fuel door hinge assembly.
Replacement of hinge swing arm tension rods when needed.
Rest of color on backside of housing.
Clean /polish reflective inner housings.
Clean /Polish of inner reflectors (TA Models)
Clean / Polish of outer lens & fuel door.
Reset of black accent trim on outer lens & fuel door.
(Firebird models accent trim is reset to black as re-chrome is NOT available.)
New spin nuts on fuel door.
New mounting hardware where available.
Return insured shipping to you.
WHY RESTORE YOUR TAIL LIGHTS?
You tail lights may look “ok” but if you have ever painted your car and your tail lights
are “tired” looking you paint job and the overall appearance of the rear of the car suffers! New paint is great but if you trim and lamps look non-restored it makes the paint look second rate.
Our service while not 100 point all show will make your car place higher at local and regional shows and events. For pure shows such as T/A Nationals it may not make you place higher but will help the overall appearance for your car! Our service will also improve your car’s resale value as it shows you have taken the time and attention to detail needed to pull a higher resale price on your car.
Our service is not for everyone as many folks are not willing to spend $350 to have their tail lights look as they did when the car came from GM. Currently there is NO reproduction for the tail light lens and finding mint low mile survivor sets is tougher every day and folks are now spending well over the cost of the service to buy units on Ebay etc which need restored as well. Restore yours and keep your car parts correct!
WHAT CAN BE RESTORED
Faded or dull lens appearance.
Faded or chipping accent paint.
“Floppy fuel door hinges.”
Rusty fuel door assemblies.
WHAT CAN NOT BE REPAIRED
Broken mounting studs
Cracked or broken outer lens
Rotted out fuel door swing arms
On Firebird red lens units we can NOT reset the chrome trim, instead we reset it to the proper Trans Am satin black.
PLEASE NOTE: We do carry replacement parts not available new from donor units. The cost of the service is for the base service only ANY and ALL additional parts needed to complete the restoration will be an additional charge. We will inspect your tail lights prior to starting the service and inform you of any damaged parts prior to servicing them. If your taillights need additional parts and you choose to cancel the service and have the tail lights returned not serviced there will be a $125 charge to cover the to and from shipping and for tear down labor and parts quote.
RESTORATION TIME FRAME:
Depending on restoration volume total time to expect from time of pick up of your tail lights until return to you will be 21-28 days. I
Please see below for various pictures of completed units using our service!
Shipping costs are included both ways in service price!