I plan on reusing the AR80's plastic tail piece, but it needed to be cleaned up and modified for my new tail light.
Overall the plastic was in good structural shape.
Except for this hole. I don't think that was the stock hole for the stock tail light. I'm not sure why the PO mangled it so badly.
No biggie. I planned on filling the stock mounting holes anyway because my taillight only needs a single small mounting hole.
I bought some JB KwikWeld Epoxy to fill the old holes.
I put some duct tape over the old mounting holes.
And scuffed up the inside plastic to give the epoxy something to hold on to.
Once mixed I liberally slathered the epoxy over the old mounting holes. I don't really care what it looks like on the inside so I wasn't particularly careful.
Once dried I pulled the duct tape off to see what I had. Kind of a freaky Mickey Mouse.
After a bit of sanding I had this. Nice an smooth.
Except for this . . . thing.
I used some body filler to fill it in, and then sanded it smooth.
There were a few other places that needed some work.
After things were fairly smooth it was time for some primer. I grabbed some Rust-oleum Plastic Primer.
It will definitely need some more sanding and prep before final paint, but it looks good for now.
Finally, it was time to mount my new tail light.
One hole. Nice and simple.
I think it looks pretty good.