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Old 04-12-2007   #41
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Re: Tail light center section

Found another one

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/82-92...QQcmdZViewItem

Hope this helps the ongoing investogation
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Old 04-12-2007   #42
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Re: Tail light center section

Thanks! That makes another set, EXACTLY like mine.

I wonder then...Did the earlier bumper covers not have PONTIAC embedded in them?
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Old 04-12-2007   #43
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Re: Tail light center section

Just for grins, here's a pic of my car's tailights. There is no bird around the key slot, and the word P O N T I A C is embossed in the center panel. You can't see the word unless you look at the panel up close, and from the side. Question: Are there letter decals for each letter in P O N T I A C so the word stands out? Personally, I like the smoked glass, and not seeing the word P O N T I A C . Just my preference....

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Old 04-12-2007   #44
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Re: Tail light center section

The pic in the previous post was taken by the previous owner, thus the Washington State tags. The car came to me with Firestone Firehawk tires. I wore them out and bought the Toyo Proxes 4 All Weather Speed rated. Real soft tire.

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Toyo Proxes 4:
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Old 04-13-2007   #45
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Re: Tail light center section

Where did you get that SLP badge Harry? I want one. Especially now that I have SLP stuff on my car. WOOHOO!

Back on subject...

As for the different bumper covers the answer is yes. I believe that the Trans AMs prior to 86-87 did not have the word PONTIAC stamped into them. That would mean those light center sections are for cars between 84-85/86. The lights on the 82 and 83 Trans AMs/Firebirds had fins like the late model GenII cars. As for the gold bird, I think you could still get one during that time period with a gold bird and wasn't until the introduction of the GTA that the gold bird became a GTA specific item. The reason I say this is because the black and gold color scheme representing the Smokey and the Bandit look was still very popular.
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Old 04-13-2007   #46
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Re: Tail light center section

When they changed the ground effects and front bumper in '85 the rear has PONTIAC molded into the bumper. For some strange reason I'm wanting to say that the '85 S/E models had the words PONTIAC put on the center section since they were a Firebird with T/A taillights instead of the ones that looked like the '82-'84 models and had the standard Firebird bumper cover.
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Re: Tail light center section

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Where did you get that SLP badge Harry? I want one. Especially now that I have SLP stuff on my car.
SLP Engineering has them, but for some reason it won't allow me to add one to my shopping cart. Maybe you'll have better luck:

Click here for the SLP Badge
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Old 04-14-2007   #48
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Re: Tail light center section

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SLP Engineering has them, but for some reason it won't allow me to add one to my shopping cart. Maybe you'll have better luck:

Click here for the SLP Badge
I figured out how to order the item...Do a Quicksearch on the word BADGE, then you will see the item listed on page 2 of the list. Click on Add To Cart to add it. By the way, It's way to expensive for my taste.
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Re: Tail light center section

They have license plate frame too...

SLP license place frame

Still....a $25 minimum order???...how nice to make your customers spend a minimum $ amount.

SLP built some nice stuff, but no wonder they can afford research, the prices are crazy!
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Re: Tail light center section

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I figured out how to order the item...Do a Quicksearch on the word BADGE, then you will see the item listed on page 2 of the list. Click on Add To Cart to add it. By the way, It's way to expensive for my taste.
Thanks for the info. I started looking for them as soon as I saw yours and found them. After I found them on SLP I started looking on eBay and couldn't find them. $10 is a lot cheaper than I would expect them to be coming straight from SLP. Too bad I have to order something else before they can ship them to me. Damn the minimum order amount!!
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Old 09-01-2007   #51
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Re: Tail light center section

I found this SCCA TA.

Judging by the front bumper cover, it was a 84/85 style, but the tail light center section has PONTIAC lettering like mine. I can only assume the center section is from the same car.

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o145/87whitegta/SCCA%20TA/TA04.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o145/87whitegta/SCCA%20TA/TA20.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
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Old 09-01-2007   #52
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Re: Tail light center section

That center section is from a 1985 or 1986 Firebird S/E. Their rear bumper didn't have the Pontiac emblem like the 1985-1990 Trans Ams do... That is why they have the '82-'84 style reflector.
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Re: Tail light center section

Judging by this pic, it doesn't have PONTIAC in the bumper cover.

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