I don't think the mk3 light would work to well, first of, they are bigger that the ones in your chops, and second, they are probably to round on the corners.
mk1 lights would be closer imo, and that's what you used in the shop too
Have you done any body work before? because this would be pretty hard to pull of even for someone with a lot of experience.
I think it'd be interesting to paste ina Mk1 lower panel with plate holder below the body line, and make ths hatch all metal like in your pic above with no taillights. But that would probably be old looking
You can also use Pasaat B3 tail lights. The Wagon has completely veritcal lights, the sedan has a slight angle. A lot like mk3 lights but fits the gauge of the Mk2 a little better.
Why is there no room to put them below? You'll even have the same kink in the hatch as a mk1. just put the plate down there too. Hell, you might be able to stretch and transpplant a whole Mk1 slam panel pretty much in one piece and just wrap some flat metal around the lower hatch.
It does look a little odd, but look at VW styling of the era... VW Scirocco, Rabbit, Gol (brazil), even the B3 Passat sedan etc all have large area of metal above the lights...
ok ya got me. It seemed like a good idea in my head :screwy: Could always go the Cabriolet route and just have the tail lights arbitrarily placed on the body line (I never liked how they raised the tail lights in a Cabby about 2 inches for no reason!)
That would definitely be interesting. They come only in orange and white for turn/reverse, the all red ones are custom or aftermarket. You'd have to do something about the plate recess too since it would angl down rather then up (though that can be fixed easily with the body, angle down and then flatten to match the tail light rather then being fully angled like Mk1 rabbit/Mk2 jetta etc). kinda like the tail filler panel on later jettas, to hide the inner edge of the tail lights.
I don't think they made any of those lights in all red. You can get aftermarket clear top/red bottom, and then spray the clear part with red paint to match. These were the closest fit to your general pref I could find in a quick search:
BTW, just in case you didn't know, those are the european-market Golf 1 tails.
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