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Back to the Future Tail lights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by MESO, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Oct 29, 2017 at 11:38 AM
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    savethewheels

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    No one's holding @mesojdm's feet to the fire. And he can certainly do whatever he likes, be it a one-off set or whatever. And yes, his core motivation is obviously more on the intrinsic side.
    Although considering that he offers custom tails and other items for sale (coin holder, for example), I think there are a handful of folks, myself included, that are genuinely hoping he'll add the BTTF tails to his repertoire.
    My comment was merely to provide a vote of confidence.
     
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  2. Oct 29, 2017 at 11:51 AM
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    MESO

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    I'm making these for a few reasons;

    1)I feel like I can match or better Toyota's version
    2)Having the only set in existence makes me feel warm and fuzzy
    3)Because I can
    4)I have an abundant supply of LEDS
    5)For those sweet @ChadsPride likes
     
  3. Oct 29, 2017 at 11:55 AM
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    JaCado

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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  4. Oct 29, 2017 at 11:58 AM
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    JaCado

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    I am thinking of taking a trip for thanksgiving in Reno... I can swing by and give you my first born in trade for the first set of BTTF tail lights. Lol:fingerscrossed: or I can just bring you a beer and we can chat..... well you can talk while I drool all over your truck.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2017 at 10:00 PM
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    I read you loud and clear didn't mean for my comment to sound snotty if it came across that way. I've been stalking this site before I registered and quickly took notice of @mesojdm 's led work, some crazy talent. I'd put his custom work on my dream wall of tail lights I would like to have at one point. So far really wanting some of those current gen Cadillac Escalade tails for my computer room. Sorry went off topic there.
     
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  6. Oct 30, 2017 at 10:03 PM
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    MESO

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    Funny story..
    I actually Bought an Escalade LED tail light last week so I can dissasemble and reverse engineer it. Caddy has some killer optic engineers and I'm curious to see how it ticks.
     
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  7. Oct 30, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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    You are one crazy mad scientist!:eek: Keep up the good work!:thumbsup:
     
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  8. Oct 30, 2017 at 10:25 PM
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    Please do highlight any interesting things you may find! That uniform glow and sharp lines makes me think of Gundams for some reason. How much did that run you?
     
  9. Oct 30, 2017 at 10:30 PM
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    Ahem. One of two sets. Since one is going to me. ;)
     
  10. Oct 30, 2017 at 10:32 PM
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    Couple hundred. Cracked housing, but I'm ripping it apart anyway. With designs like this... it's not about quantity but rather efficiency. I'm betting there are only a dozen or so LEDS. But with proper placement and correct optics they can blend together making the illusion of a solid plasma beam. At the end of the day they have the $$$, resources, and time to create something like that...I am but a peon in comparison.

    fine you each can have 1 of the sides.
    Like those best friend half heart necklaces you use to wear in high school.
    :laugh:
     
  11. Oct 30, 2017 at 10:43 PM
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    :rofl::rofl:

    Deal
     
  12. May 11, 2018 at 7:05 AM
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    Just getting started...
    A market you could potentially tap in to as well are the military/gov't employees purchasing Tacos overseas in places like where I am in the UK. The UK requires a light conversion on anything that doesn't have amber turn signals. A bolt on option like this would be ideal instead of trusting some asshat to splice a new light in to the factory harness and not hack up the wiring in the process.

    I'm currently awaiting the delivery of my brand new `18 MGM TRDOR and I'm sweating this exact thing at the moment, as I've heard varying stories about the quality of the work of the company Military Auto Source uses. Wondering what kind of rats nest I'm going to eventually find. =/

    Anyway, just a thought.
     
  13. May 11, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    Does the law require an amber colored lens, or just an amber turn signal? I already make my custom ones with switchbacks at the bottom (Amber turn+ White reverse)
     
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  14. May 11, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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    Holy dead thread revival. I was actually thinking about these lights the other day.
     
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  15. May 11, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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    How do go about purchasing this from you?
     
  16. May 14, 2018 at 1:06 AM
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    Just getting started...
    Just an amber signal. Do you happen to have any of the switchbacks available? Are they direct plug and play?
     
  17. Sep 20, 2018 at 3:37 PM
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    I like these lights......put them on your website when your finished with the final product....
     
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  18. Sep 20, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    would also be interested!
     
  19. Sep 23, 2018 at 7:55 PM
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    Does anyone know how to get in touch with meso? I've tried to message him thru the website but he hasn't answered. I would like to know if he has any available stock that I signed up for on his website and was curious as to how long before something happens to his stock.....?
     
  20. Feb 10, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    Nomad_Pilot I need to pewp

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    He is around, just busy. I'm totally in for thone retro tail lights for a 2nd gen if it happens
     

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