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Old 07-16-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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Camaro tail light change?

I don't know if I posted this in the right section, if not, please move it.

I'm wondering what year the camaro taillights were switched, from the ones with the single bar through the middle, to the grid style. Did it switch between 84 and 85 like other parts of the car? Or was it later. I would search images on google, but everybody customized their cars so I never know what's factory or not.

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Old 07-16-2009, 10:28 PM   #2
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Re: Camaro tail light change?

thought it depended on the option level....base models got the ugly (just my opinion) flat lights...z28's and iroc's got the grids
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:30 PM   #3
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Re: Camaro tail light change?

OH i thought so because i'm looking at a camaro online and it has the grid lights, but they say it's a v6. is the v6 only in sport coupes? It has glad door bumpers, I read that only the base had that too. AM I right? thanks for the help
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:44 PM   #4
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Re: Camaro tail light change?

By reading on this among other boards, you can see - most of these cars have been modded in some fashion - to actually find a car that is completely stock original equipment would be a rare thing, unless it's been fully retored by someone. And swapping taillights is a 5 minute job. No one much liked the single-line lights, and most everyone swaps to the grid style almost immediately after getting a 3rd gen Camaro (unless they are doing a total original restore).

I do know that in the RS models, 1988 - 1990 had the single-lie lights, and they went BACK to grids in 1991 and 1992. There were grids prior to 1988, but what years/models I don't know.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:47 PM   #5
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Re: Camaro tail light change?

Well,if I get the car, I want it to be stock, with original equipment to a point. That includes the taillights. I'm not that type of person who would buy a sport coupe and put a z28 nose on there with GFX. No, I wont do that. SO I was just wondering. Thanks!
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Re: Camaro tail light change?

I must admit - I'm not stock original outside or inside. I love the 3rd gens, and I've taken pieces from what I liked the best. I have the louvered hood (from earlier Z28's), I have the T-Top shades (I don't think was an option in the RS), and I mounted an original console clock from a 1984 on my dash (it's just too cool to me to have a clock that says "Camaro" on it). To each his own - I love my car, and I love most everyone else's as well. That's why going to the GM Nationals at Carlisle is so much fun for me - where else can you see 100 acres of Camaro's in one weekend?
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Re: Camaro tail light change?

I had thought the grids came out with the IROCs, and the old Z28 (big black bar) lights became base lights (or at least lower-optioned lights) and then I think for 90 or 91 grids became standard for everything.
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Re: Camaro tail light change?

Isnt that what he said? lol, Well I thought that's what he said. I thought that's what it was, thanks!
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Re: Camaro tail light change?

Yea i got a 89 camaro and they have the single black bar between the lights on the taillights. And my car is a standard RS model with the v6, with no power options.
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Re: Camaro tail light change?

SO maybe if you had a v8 camaro with options it would have the grids? Well, I just wanted to know about the base sport coupe, lol.
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SO maybe if you had a v8 camaro with options it would have the grids? Well, I just wanted to know about the base sport coupe, lol.
Sport coupe probably had the single line Z28 tail lights, but it depends on the year.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:07 AM   #12
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Re: Camaro tail light change?

year would have helped. The camaro i'm looking at is a '86
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