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Old 12-27-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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Alright so I'm not looking to use steel tail light boxes since I don't plan on running my Jeep through tight spaces in the woods or through small spaces on the rocks.

I'm looking into building a set of LED tail lights out of some plexiglass or polycarbonate. I figured that it would be pretty easy since the 84-96 XJ tail lamps are basically just boxes..... Has anyone already done this? If so, post some pics and share some links! I need some inspiration!
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Could you use LED trailer lights? Like the kind on commercial box trucks, tow trucks, and enclosed car trailers? They are inexpensive for the most part...
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state trailer or any camp trailer store or ranch store has led stuff ranging in sizes that you could take apart to build your lights in the OEM taillight box
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Meh, I dont want to be like everyone else on here and do the semi truck/flatbed LED lights.

I'm really just looking to modernize the tail lights, since they look ancient.


I've also been trying to buy a set of Wagoneer tail lights (since they're all one piece, are all red, and have chrome trim which is a lot like cars made nowadays.
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If I can find a set of those, take them apart, and retrofit it with LEDS, I'll be happy lol.
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http://www.jeeperz-creeperz.com/ligh...96-p-7673.html

They also have the right side. I was going to get them but i don't want to risk breaking them and throwing that Money down the drain.
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They also have the right side. I was going to get them but i don't want to risk breaking them and throwing that Money down the drain.
Ehhh, those are the euro-spec ones. I'd rather spend the same amount of money on the kind of rare Wagoneer XJ tail lights
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Ehhh, those are the euro-spec ones. I'd rather spend the same amount of money on the kind of rare Wagoneer XJ tail lights
Those are the same as the ones on the left of the picture you posted. You may be able to find the wagoneer tail lights on teamcherokee.com. They've got a decent selection of odd parts both OEM and reproduction.
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Those are the same as the ones on the left of the picture you posted. You may be able to find the wagoneer tail lights on teamcherokee.com. They've got a decent selection of odd parts both OEM and reproduction.
Thanks for the link. I've already checked there for Wagoneer tails and they don't stock them. I've been searching for over a year now for a pair.
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ahahaha i love my waggy tail lights, but yea waggys are hard to come by and they dont stock em cause they havent made em since 1990. Best bet is regular trips to the wrecker and hope ya get lucky.

as for custom tails aside from stock variations, steel casings and crappy aftermarket ricer lights there isnt much out there.
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ahahaha i love my waggy tail lights, but yea waggys are hard to come by and they dont stock em cause they havent made em since 1990. Best bet is regular trips to the wrecker and hope ya get lucky.

as for custom tails aside from stock variations, steel casings and crappy aftermarket ricer lights there isnt much out there.
That's what I've been doing lol. and yeah there's no way I'd be getting the ugly steel ones or the ricer lights.
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while browsing ebay i remembered these bad boys off the cherokee 2500/2700 and thought you may be interested....not homebrew but they are cheap different and OEM...in china

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-parts-c...sories&vxp=mtr

i would do some more research on fit but i know the front end conversions look damn nice
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the cherkee 2500/2700 taillights bolt right in place ona the pre97 xj's
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Those seem to be missing (reverse back-up lights) In Wisconsin, you can get stopped for that.
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