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  1. #151
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    nice
    72 GS 755 4sp my first Buick Sure do miss Her
    72 GS 455 / GSX CLONE 8 year restomod ! Custom paint , 455 .30 over , TA Performance 413 cam , performer intake QJet by John Osborne , Kb 2 'Pulse headers , 3' x pipe exaust Th 400 Sp 3200 High stall PAE converter Cast 70 Stage 1 heads worked , 3:42 posi Cant beleive it is almost done ,If there is such a thing

  2. #152
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    I'm gonna be the stick in the mud...I don't care for the look. The Mustang has way better looking lights for the sequential lights. The Buick's look Ricer to me...But, I appreciate the effort and it's your cars and I have no say in it at all.. This coming from a guy who has a Chevelle hood on his Buick...lol
    Pat Harmon


    1973 Century Gran Sport 4 speed
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Yea so what the heck Pat ( mister chevy hood) Chris it look's good, don't pay any attention to mister ricer hood !!!!!!!!!!!! Show us some day time video...........
    MrBuickGS GSCA #53

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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    lol Damn and I have this funky front and rear spoiler on my ghetto racer... And 2 fully length 3 inch fart pipes....







    Pat Harmon


    1973 Century Gran Sport 4 speed
    1970 455 Skylark
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Quote Originally Posted by V8Sky View Post
    Okay, I'm done for the night. Finished splicing extra wires onto the passenger side pigtail harness and ran both LED pigtails into the trunk - tomorrow will splice them into the main harness.

    I included a few pics - showing the lip which pushed the LED board out, and then the LED board sitting flush after I cut the lip off.
    Thats strange. Mine went into place without any trimming involved. You sure you didnt install them upside down? That would account for them not fitting into the housing properly. Just a thought.
    BQUICK

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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Ive not got mine yet but my 72 is just like Chris' The other set of housings I have you do not have to trim. And That Why I Wanted to send in this set of NOS 72 housing's mmmmmmmmmmmm (there is a diff)
    MrBuickGS GSCA #53

  7. #157
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    I had each board on the correct side but the passenger side I flipped accidentally and corrected once I plugged it in. The driver's side was correct on the first try and still bumped on the lip. Not sure I could have played around with the fitment more but perhaps someone else installing them can.
    Chris Gullo
    1972 Skylark Custom Convertible
    350-4bbl
    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
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  8. #158
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    so it's sounding like us 72 guys have to dlo a lil trimmin aye?
    no big deal i guess
    Mike aka BiZnO
    72 twinturbo Skylark

    Buick 350 Inspirational members to me..
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  9. #159
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    so it's sounding like us 72 guys have to dlo a lil trimmin aye?
    no big deal i guess
    Mike aka BiZnO
    72 twinturbo Skylark

    Buick 350 Inspirational members to me..
    TuBBeD for his 551+ N/A build
    BillMah52 First to take a 350 where no man has gone before
    Justa350 First to hang a pair of turbos and cause Kaos
    GSJohnny First to max out the bore at .090 and his .075 and have engines that actually breath well N/A!
    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
    Ken Betts, Hopefully the guy to pull-off 350 AL heads :-D

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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Quote Originally Posted by Nothingface5384 View Post
    so it's sounding like us 72 guys have to dlo a lil trimmin aye?
    no big deal i guess
    >>I was wondering if anyone on the board could confirm if the 1970-71 taillight housings even have a lip?
    Chris Gullo
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    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
    3.23 Posi Rear
    Buick Super Sport wheels
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  11. #161
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    I installed them on my '72 last night (these lights are cool!). There was plenty of room between the lip and the board on my car. If flipped backwards, the lip would have been in the way.

    BJ
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Glad to know it was only my mistake LOL!
    Chris Gullo
    1972 Skylark Custom Convertible
    350-4bbl
    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
    3.23 Posi Rear
    Buick Super Sport wheels
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    The boards are marked left and right on the back side. Is it possible you might have gotten them switched?
    Dean P.
    '72 Sun Coupe GSX
    w/Gorgeous West Tx Girl sittin' next to me
    My Sun Coupe resto thread: http://v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=216001
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    I had the drivers and passengers on their correct side but realized when I plugged in the power that the passenger side was upside down when I did my original test fitting. Thinking back now I think that I just went with the passenger side when making the decision to trim the lips. Glad no one else has to!
    Chris Gullo
    1972 Skylark Custom Convertible
    350-4bbl
    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
    3.23 Posi Rear
    Buick Super Sport wheels
    BPG #2034
    BCA #40234

  15. #165
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    I almost snipped the lips on my housings to start with, but decided to wire up the boards for a test run first because I wasn't sure which direction they blinked. Maybe I just got lucky when I didn't have to remove them. I can't remember if my '71's housings had the lips or not.

    The hardest part for me was the initial removal of the lenses. The rubber bumper pieces make clearance difficult on a '72. Also, I had to add my own little piece of yellow wire for the right side board to reach where I cut into the wiring harness inside the trunk on the driver's side. Other than that, it was pretty straight forward and the results are just cool.

    I made this little video for my Facebook friends.

    BJ
    BPG 1474

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    1963 Riviera - 425, Dynaflow

  16. #166
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Quote Originally Posted by StageTwo View Post
    I almost snipped the lips on my housings to start with, but decided to wire up the boards for a test run first because I wasn't sure which direction they blinked. Maybe I just got lucky when I didn't have to remove them. I can't remember if my '71's housings had the lips or not.

    The hardest part for me was the initial removal of the lenses. The rubber bumper pieces make clearance difficult on a '72. Also, I had to add my own little piece of yellow wire for the right side board to reach where I cut into the wiring harness inside the trunk on the driver's side. Other than that, it was pretty straight forward and the results are just cool.

    I made this little video for my Facebook friends.


    That is just awesome... I need to get these
    Curtis
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    I guess now I need to post a video of my FRONT LED's to get Spaghetti Engineering to start on those, huh?
    Dean P.
    '72 Sun Coupe GSX
    w/Gorgeous West Tx Girl sittin' next to me
    My Sun Coupe resto thread: http://v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=216001
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  18. #168
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Quote Originally Posted by Racerx88 View Post
    I guess now I need to post a video of my FRONT LED's to get Spaghetti Engineering to start on those, huh?
    LOL! Yeah, your ingenuity started the whole thing - thanks!

    To be honest, I'm not sure front LEDs are for me. Not unless they are directional too, but that might be borderline tacky with the relatively narrow lenses up front. But, I'd like to see someone post a video of that. So, feel free, Dean.
    BJ
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    1968 GS 400 - Drivetrain donor
    1963 Riviera - 425, Dynaflow

  19. #169
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    [QUOTE=StageTwo;1999422]I almost snipped the lips on my housings to start with, but decided to wire up the boards for a test run first because I wasn't sure which direction they blinked. Maybe I just got lucky when I didn't have to remove them. I can't remember if my '71's housings had the lips or not.

    The hardest part for me was the initial removal of the lenses. The rubber bumper pieces make clearance difficult on a '72. Also, I had to add my own little piece of yellow wire for the right side board to reach where I cut into the wiring harness inside the trunk on the driver's side. Other than that, it was pretty straight forward and the results are just cool.

    I made this little video for my Facebook friends.

    >>Great job! I very carefully slid in a screwdriver behind one side of the lens and pushed and pulled on the other side to get the piece out. Great comparison on the video
    Chris Gullo
    1972 Skylark Custom Convertible
    350-4bbl
    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
    3.23 Posi Rear
    Buick Super Sport wheels
    BPG #2034
    BCA #40234

  20. #170
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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    The best way I've found to get those pesky lenses out when they're stuck is like this:
    1. Remove the screws. (duh)
    2. Using a small phillips head screw driver that fits the screw holes, stick the screw driver in the hole, and wiggle the whole lens back and forth.

    With a little pressure, the lens should come loose without taking the chance of breaking the outer edges.
    Dean P.
    '72 Sun Coupe GSX
    w/Gorgeous West Tx Girl sittin' next to me
    My Sun Coupe resto thread: http://v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=216001
    My custom LED tail light install thread: http://v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=217969

  21. #171

    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Just got mine put in. Wow did that take a lot longer than I figured it would. Did anybody else have any problems with the instructions not matching up with the wires in the car?
    Logan A.
    1972 Skylark GS clone

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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Hi Logan,
    What issue did you have with the wires? All the colors mentioned in the instructions matched up with my Buick's wires. The only wiring issue I had was that I forgot to wire in the license plate plate which I did afterwards.
    Chris Gullo
    1972 Skylark Custom Convertible
    350-4bbl
    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
    3.23 Posi Rear
    Buick Super Sport wheels
    BPG #2034
    BCA #40234

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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    The wires running to my side marker lights were a different color than what they had listed. When I had them wired the way they wanted them, they would signal, but not stay on with the parking lights. I got it figured out, but I wasn't sure if anybody else had anything similar happen.
    Logan A.
    1972 Skylark GS clone

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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Quote Originally Posted by StageTwo View Post
    I almost snipped the lips on my housings to start with, but decided to wire up the boards for a test run first because I wasn't sure which direction they blinked. Maybe I just got lucky when I didn't have to remove them. I can't remember if my '71's housings had the lips or not.

    The hardest part for me was the initial removal of the lenses. The rubber bumper pieces make clearance difficult on a '72. Also, I had to add my own little piece of yellow wire for the right side board to reach where I cut into the wiring harness inside the trunk on the driver's side. Other than that, it was pretty straight forward and the results are just cool.

    I made this little video for my Facebook friends.

    That looks awesome BJ! How's Moses Lake these days?
    Harold Prouty
    1970 Skylark Custom
    1971 Skylark GS350 clone
    1970 Camaro RS
    1976 Ford F100 4X4 ( Shop Truck )

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    Default Re: 71-72 A-body LED Tailights and parkinglights

    Quote Originally Posted by gsla72 View Post
    The wires running to my side marker lights were a different color than what they had listed. When I had them wired the way they wanted them, they would signal, but not stay on with the parking lights. I got it figured out, but I wasn't sure if anybody else had anything similar happen.
    >>My side marker lights had brown wiring like listed in the instructions - I wound up using a three way connector though to include the side marker lights wiring, license plate wiring, and the LED board wiring all together.
    Chris Gullo
    1972 Skylark Custom Convertible
    350-4bbl
    2.5" Magnaflow X-pipe N-25 exhaust
    3.23 Posi Rear
    Buick Super Sport wheels
    BPG #2034
    BCA #40234

 

 
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