Go Back  Third Generation F-Body Message Boards > Tech Boards > Body
Reload this Page >

GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Body General body information and techniques for restoration, repairs, and modifications.

GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Old 08-09-2018, 10:27 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
George Klass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Montreal
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 1989 Trans Am
Engine: L03
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 2.73
GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Some find them heavy cheesy, I love them!

I want to order a set for my car but have been having a really tough time finding more than a handful of pics online.

Would anyone know the part number for the ones on the blue Formula? They look like a 3pc set but all the descriptions for say they are 2. The ones on the blue car look outstanding but the 2pc on the black car look like *****.



George Klass is offline  
Old 08-09-2018, 11:00 PM
  #2  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (29)
 
Drew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Posts: 18,063
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

It's kinda weird, but GTS wasn't the only brand making covers in the 80's-90's. They just kind of won the battle of the tinted plastic with their ubiquitous logo. I've also seen examples where their product changed along the way. It's possible to have two sets from the same manufacturer that are different. You might have to just order a set and see.
Drew is offline  
Old 08-10-2018, 05:09 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
kentuckyKITT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: KY
Posts: 596
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 3 T-Tops
Engine: 327/305/305
Transmission: TH350/700R4/700R4
Axle/Gears: 3:42/2:73
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

I used to have a 91 Camaro RS back in the day and I bought the GTS smoked covers for the front and rear. Couldn't see my tail lights very well and I couldn't see much at night with the headlights either. Although, it did make the front of my Camaro more aerodynamic! I think Knight Rider started the whole tail light blackout craze. I don't recall cars with those before that, but I never really bothered to research it either. I rarely ever see a car with blackouts now. I think it can be cool to bring back some old school stuff.
kentuckyKITT is offline  
Old 08-10-2018, 07:50 PM
  #4  
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 1,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 89' Firebird
Engine: 3.4L V-6
Transmission: 700-R4
Axle/Gears: Whatever came stock!
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

i have a set, let me see if I can find the part number.
1989karr is offline  
Old 08-10-2018, 09:27 PM
  #5  
Member
Thread Starter
 
George Klass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Montreal
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 1989 Trans Am
Engine: L03
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 2.73
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Originally Posted by Drew View Post
It's kinda weird, but GTS wasn't the only brand making covers in the 80's-90's. They just kind of won the battle of the tinted plastic with their ubiquitous logo. I've also seen examples where their product changed along the way. It's possible to have two sets from the same manufacturer that are different. You might have to just order a set and see.
I had a set of AVS brand light covers on my 89 Z24 haha. I've always been a fan of the blackouts. There is a part number listed for 91-92 Trans Am, 2pc as well. Sounds like it would be the nicest one.

Originally Posted by kentuckyKITT View Post
I used to have a 91 Camaro RS back in the day and I bought the GTS smoked covers for the front and rear. Couldn't see my tail lights very well and I couldn't see much at night with the headlights either. Although, it did make the front of my Camaro more aerodynamic! I think Knight Rider started the whole tail light blackout craze. I don't recall cars with those before that, but I never really bothered to research it either. I rarely ever see a car with blackouts now. I think it can be cool to bring back some old school stuff.
Yeah, they are horrible at night lol. A bit of a cop magnet sometimes too. Always been let off when I would remove them on the spot. It's true, nobody rocks them anymore. On some cars they really good good.

Originally Posted by 1989karr View Post
i have a set, let me see if I can find the part number.
That would be amazing! Thanks
George Klass is offline  
Old 08-13-2018, 09:23 PM
  #6  
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 1,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 89' Firebird
Engine: 3.4L V-6
Transmission: 700-R4
Axle/Gears: Whatever came stock!
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Originally Posted by George Klass View Post
I had a set of AVS brand light covers on my 89 Z24 haha. I've always been a fan of the blackouts. There is a part number listed for 91-92 Trans Am, 2pc as well. Sounds like it would be the nicest one.



Yeah, they are horrible at night lol. A bit of a cop magnet sometimes too. Always been let off when I would remove them on the spot. It's true, nobody rocks them anymore. On some cars they really good good.



That would be amazing! Thanks
I forgot! but when I go home I will try get the numbers. I'm pretty sure I still have the box they came in

I believe the bottom pic is the same unit as the blue car but without the centerpiece as the two strips" in the middle is what keeps the blackouts in place.


I recall it being called a
2 piece unit" but it is actually 3......maybe they don't count the centerpiece since its not a light?


1989karr is offline  
Old 08-13-2018, 09:30 PM
  #7  
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 1,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 89' Firebird
Engine: 3.4L V-6
Transmission: 700-R4
Axle/Gears: Whatever came stock!
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Also, I believe the Trans Am and base birds had different part numbers as the Trans Am lights are more curvy than the base model lights. not 100 percent on that
1989karr is offline  
Old 08-14-2018, 10:56 AM
  #8  
Member
Thread Starter
 
George Klass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Montreal
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 1989 Trans Am
Engine: L03
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 2.73
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Originally Posted by 1989karr View Post
I forgot! but when I go home I will try get the numbers. I'm pretty sure I still have the box they came in

I believe the bottom pic is the same unit as the blue car but without the centerpiece as the two strips" in the middle is what keeps the blackouts in place.


I recall it being called a
2 piece unit" but it is actually 3......maybe they don't count the centerpiece since its not a light?
Originally Posted by 1989karr View Post
Also, I believe the Trans Am and base birds had different part numbers as the Trans Am lights are more curvy than the base model lights. not 100 percent on that
You are 100% correct on that, the do have a different part number. Let me know when you get a chance! Very much appreciated brother!!
George Klass is offline  
Old 08-15-2018, 12:45 AM
  #9  
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 1,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 89' Firebird
Engine: 3.4L V-6
Transmission: 700-R4
Axle/Gears: Whatever came stock!
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Originally Posted by George Klass View Post
You are 100% correct on that, the do have a different part number. Let me know when you get a chance! Very much appreciated brother!!


1989karr is offline  
Old 08-15-2018, 12:45 AM
  #10  
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 1,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 89' Firebird
Engine: 3.4L V-6
Transmission: 700-R4
Axle/Gears: Whatever came stock!
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

I assume its the GT034! Lol
1989karr is offline  
Old 08-15-2018, 09:47 AM
  #11  
Member
Thread Starter
 
George Klass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Montreal
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 1989 Trans Am
Engine: L03
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 2.73
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Originally Posted by 1989karr View Post
I assume its the GT034! Lol
Yes, would be safe to say lol. Now I wonder if I bite the bullet and order the Trans AM part number. I will cry if it shows up without the center piece.
George Klass is offline  
Old 08-15-2018, 02:06 PM
  #12  
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 1,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 89' Firebird
Engine: 3.4L V-6
Transmission: 700-R4
Axle/Gears: Whatever came stock!
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

That center piece has a tendency to slip out. Im wondering if that black car just lost the middle piece?
1989karr is offline  
Old 08-16-2018, 08:47 AM
  #13  
Member
Thread Starter
 
George Klass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Montreal
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 1989 Trans Am
Engine: L03
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 2.73
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Originally Posted by 1989karr View Post
That center piece has a tendency to slip out. Im wondering if that black car just lost the middle piece?
Who knows lol. At this point I think I'm just going to install my 91-92 lights and maybe just get the set for those. That way I'll KNOW there is no 3rd piece lolol
George Klass is offline  
Old 08-16-2018, 01:05 PM
  #14  
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 1,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Car: 89' Firebird
Engine: 3.4L V-6
Transmission: 700-R4
Axle/Gears: Whatever came stock!
Re: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am

Originally Posted by George Klass View Post
Who knows lol. At this point I think I'm just going to install my 91-92 lights and maybe just get the set for those. That way I'll KNOW there is no 3rd piece lolol
The 91 - 92 lights are gorgeous!
1989karr is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mikey8494
Body
12
01-24-2014 02:05 AM
SLAYER6669
Exterior Parts for Sale
15
04-05-2010 08:42 PM
1989karr
Body
4
04-28-2005 03:08 PM
91NiteRida'
Auto Detailing and Appearance
5
12-27-2004 06:37 PM
nesluopetan
Tech / General Engine
1
11-30-2000 11:42 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: GTS Tail light covers for Firebird and Trans Am


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: