clear tailights, euros, altezzas... when? | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)

clear tailights, euros, altezzas... when?

Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by RoLLiNnCaLi, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. RoLLiNnCaLi

    RoLLiNnCaLi Guest

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    I know some people do them custom.. but someone really needs to start making them for 2nd gen... if you can tell any of us info on people who will do them, or ones that have already been made, i think we needa really start buggin companies to make some... i thought we'd have them by now, but lets work together.... we've gotten a few things so far, lets keep gonig...thanx guyz.

    Laci
  2. TitoElSpicco

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    not to be an asshole, but can you show me one non-toyota car that looks good with altezzas? because i've never seen one. i personally think they'd look absolutely hideous on an escort. just my 2cent. :)
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    Well I think they would look good and I would love to have them for my 2nd gen. wagon. See what you can do.

    slammedbluewagon
  4. RoLLiNnCaLi

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    well I like them on a lot of vehicles... thats just my opinion... i like em, and ive seen some scorts with them and they look nice... but thats my opinion, i want my car to be something i like, not what everyone else likes i could careless what others think about my car-they dont have to look if they dont want to, i'm the only one who has to look at it... thats my 2 cents.

    Laci
  5. James92Scort

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    sorry i'm a have to agree with Tito...however your car is not my car. if you want em, more power to ya y0.

    The only Honda I've ever seen them on that looks good is a white lowered EG coupe with PIAA headlights and some polished 16" rims. other than that, no cars really look good with them imo.
  6. Beaverboy

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    The only reason they look alright on Toyotas is because most Toyotas already look like crap, the Altezzas just kinda go with the theme.

    Seriously.. modern cars are not designed with chrome in mind.. do everyone a favor and keep it to a minimum. I seriously think a vinyl graphic woodgrain windsheild banner would look better than altezzas.

    But hey.. it's a forum.. and I'm another unique snowflake with an opinion.. just like everyone else.
  7. siragan

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    ...hopefully never :)

    No companies will make them. The cost it takes to produce them isn't worth what they would make in revenue, so they won't produce them. Escorts aren't tuner cars... they're cars for poor ass people like myself, so you won't find altezzas and stuff. If you want to rice out your ride, I suggest your sell your escort and get a honda civic, cause you won't find that stuff for escorts.

    I personally think that lights can be made to look cool, but only when your car already has class or style. Escorts and civics have no style. They are the anti-style.

    The ford GT, however...
    [​IMG]
  8. DeathSlinger00

    DeathSlinger00 FEOA Member

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    don't you think you're being a little harsh? im not into altezzas for the escort either, or civics in general. but calling the escort the "anti-style" is a little too much. especially coming from a guy who has the beemer headlights (which i would like to have some day on my car). if i were you, id focus mainly on making fun of the owner's cars with the APC window banners who think that a sticker can add 20hp. and spinner hubcaps too..
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    want my opinion? Everybody aready knows it
  10. Beaverboy

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    The bimmer* headlights just about double his safety and speed when driving at night through rural upstate NY. The stock headlights are absolute crap. The stock tail lights work fine. For some it's a matter of function, for some a matter of style.

    Lets face it.. escorts are not head turners when it comes to style.. but then again.. very few cars really are.

    *(beemers are motorcycles :p )
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    i wasnt cracking on the beemer headlights. i like them and think they're very original.

    but here's a suggestion: escort altezzas, but have some taillight covers go over the entire rear. that way, the back of the car would look sweet lit up at night, and no ugliness of the altezzas during the day..
  12. Beaverboy

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    You see.. "look sweet lit up at night" is where we're just going to have to agree to dissagree. I don't think they'd look sweet at night, dusk, dawn or noon.
  13. Electronikal

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    Well...the Lexus IS300 looks tight with its altezza tailights......and if one says that an IS300 is a piece of crap I'll slap him :twisted:
    :) heheheh

    Gotta love RWD INline 6....and have you seen the v8 conversion on RIDES Tv show?? .....blows me away....the paint job really sucked but the car looked amazing!
  14. RoLLiNnCaLi

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    WOW... i was surprised at how many ppl responded so fast to this post... ahahaha.... some of you were alittle harsh on me bout asking this question... like if i wanna rice my car out to get a honda, first off i hate hondas, nor do i want to rice my car out... honestly... i just hate the orange in the rear tailight.... i wish i could photoshop how i'd like it. I would just want it red where its red and where the orange is make it clear... thats what i really want... i know you all have your own opinions, but geez do u have to be so damn harsh?... i didnt say hey guys i wanna go get a coffee can muffler and a big ass airplane wing, sh*t.... thanx but no thanx, i was asking for help, not opinon..... sorry to bother you all.

    Laci
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    Laci

    If you have experience with plexiglass you could always try to start a new trend by creating your own Altezzas taillights for escorts :) I'm sure theY'd become popular :)
    I know JustingGt made his own Altezzas taillights for his wagon....you could ask him how he managed to build them...

    This is how I guessed you could make some....

    1-you'd need a stock taillight that you would have picked at a junk yard and you'd probably want to put them in the oven for 1 hour at 150 farenheit...in order to let the sillicone glue melt...

    2-then pry the red cover away from the tail light.....very slowly using a metal spatula or a nife...

    3-then you'd have to make the interior of the original tail light shiney...either with Chrome like paint or i dont know what else you could use hehehe....

    4- Then you'd have to had some red circles or square or whatever shape you want your altezzas to look like...

    5-then you'd have to bend a piece of clear plexiglass in shape with a Heat gun..... and glue it back to the remaining of the oem tail light that you bought at the junk yard....

    I don't know what it would look like... this is only an hypotetical way to do it...and i don't know how hard it is...i guess one would have to try it :)
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    Well thank you for actually helping me out alittle ::sigh:: i dont think i could do them myself, but thanx :D

    Laci
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    Laci-

    I understand what you are looking for but they are not altezzas, Altezzas are generally the Chromed out lights. You are thinking like the Euro Bimmer tails that have only red and white as far as colors and use amber bulbs if I am not mistaken. I think that something like that with just white transparent plastic (or smoked plastic) would look hot on the back of an Escort, I have been wanting to see some like that made for a while.

    Something like this perhaps
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    ok my oppinion is.... they are tail lights damnit! I hate all the clear/altezza blah blah junk. What happened to the days when car people "frenched" the area around the light but actually didn't mess with them. They are their for a reason. They are suposed to be there. Its what makes a vehicle a vehicle. I know its old fashioned but oh well. I feel the same way about people baggin on anyone who doesn't have 40 inch wheels and a black rubber band around it. It's a tire... sure white walls would look silly on a sports car but there is some limit to how small the tire should be and how big the wheel should be.


    sheesh! :)

    Now... if someone designes something that would blend with the body color and didn't look like a cheap chrome afterthought I'd probably love it... heck I'd even try to produce them.

    P.S. got a love that new GT... I would buy one if I could afford it!
  19. RoLLiNnCaLi

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    thanx guyz.. no.. i know what i want isnt altezzas, but i figured any different tailight might be an improvement... I really do think they would look nice if they were kept red and change the orange to clear (which i know a few of u said :p ) If soemone could make the tailights like that..i'd be a happy camper..LoL...

    Laci
  20. RoLLiNnCaLi

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    thanx guyz.. no.. i know what i want isnt altezzas, but i figured any different tailight might be an improvement... I really do think they would look nice if they were kept red and change the orange to clear (which i know a few of u said :p ) If soemone could make the tailights like that..i'd be a happy camper..LoL...

    Laci

    ps obviously i am anti-orange when it comes to my car.... LoL..once i get a new camera i'll have my new pics up ....ttyl guyz

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