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BlackburnD
01-12-2007, 04:15 PM
Ok. Apparently I suck with the search thing on this site. I found some of the 411 I needed for the conversion parts and how to etc. The only real question I guess I have left is if you make the conversion can you then use undertail kits for 03^ kats and or Busa? I would really like an undertail kit, or at the very least integrated tail lights. If you can use later model Kat undertails after conversion, do you have to cut the storage area all to hell? Again I apologize for not finding the info through search, but i looked through over ten pages of results and most of em had nothing to do with the conversion. Thanks for the help.

ZukiFred
01-12-2007, 04:57 PM
I am not sure about the under tail kits, but yes you can use the integrated tail lights. Also the integrated tail light would also make the job a little easer because you need just one tail light socket for the integrated tail light install.:wink:

Spedee
01-12-2007, 05:24 PM
Yes you can make the change. You will need the new tail section, tail light and rear seat lock cable. Then you can buy the newer type undertails and use the integrated signal/tail light kits.

Here is my 1998

http://www3.sympatico.ca/spedee/1998.jpg

Now a 2005

http://www3.sympatico.ca/spedee/2005.jpg

And integrated signal/tail light kit.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/spedee/Vectra.jpg

Spedee
01-12-2007, 05:32 PM
As for the storage area. Your new undertail will change all that. My new undertail has the battery box molded with it. The old one from my 1998 didn't. I had to cut the original battery box to leave in and then the undertail continued from there.

KatanaSoldier
01-12-2007, 10:44 PM
Hey, where is that old clear tail light in your 98 pic? Want to sell it?

Spedee
01-13-2007, 03:56 AM
Sold that and the tail section last year. Sorry.


Hey, where is that old clear tail light in your 98 pic? Want to sell it?

KatanaSoldier
01-13-2007, 02:45 PM
Ok, thanks!

Spedee
01-13-2007, 02:48 PM
It was a Clear Alternative with LED inside. You can still buy them.


Ok, thanks!

KatanaSoldier
01-13-2007, 08:28 PM
Yup, I see them on e-bay but was looking to save some bucks. Maybe in the summer!

The CyberPoet
01-14-2007, 01:01 AM
Speedy, why the cable-lock change? It appears the cable and release mechanisms remain in approximately the same place (or did I overlook something?)?

Cheers,
=-= The CyberPoet

Spedee
01-14-2007, 04:02 AM
The cable is actually longer. The 98 wouldn't reach since the lock mechanism on the 2003 and newer is slightly farther back the tail.

Speedy, why the cable-lock change? It appears the cable and release mechanisms remain in approximately the same place (or did I overlook something?)?

Cheers,
=-= The CyberPoet

Spedee
01-29-2007, 05:26 PM
If you planning on doing the tail change I now have a spare cable (Long one) and also part #5 which is brand new but didn't need it since I bought an Artbibras undertail.



Speedy, why the cable-lock change? It appears the cable and release mechanisms remain in approximately the same place (or did I overlook something?)?

Cheers,
=-= The CyberPoet

BlackburnD
01-29-2007, 05:55 PM
I have not decided yet. I think I will prolly just let it be. Do an easy fender elimator and be done with it. I am curious where you got Those GSXF skickers though. I really like those. I like the raised Katana ones also if anyone has info on those. Thanks

Spedee
01-29-2007, 06:10 PM
Europe or Australia.


I have not decided yet. I think I will prolly just let it be. Do an easy fender elimator and be done with it. I am curious where you got Those GSXF skickers though. I really like those. I like the raised Katana ones also if anyone has info on those. Thanks

Jesse James
02-07-2007, 11:51 PM
Where did you get those turn signals on the mirrors?

Spedee
02-08-2007, 04:07 AM
Kissan Vectra Lights

http://www.kisantech.com/index.php?cat_id=1

Where did you get those turn signals on the mirrors?

noodlemice
02-08-2007, 11:12 PM
that black section painted on the tail makes a big difference, can that section be shaved? looks great

Spedee
02-09-2007, 04:27 AM
I doubt it since the undertail rests on it. Actually the black is just a sticker sheet of carbon fiber.

that black section painted on the tail makes a big difference, can that section be shaved? looks great

cjelstrom
02-11-2007, 08:31 PM
so does all the wiring stay the same when you switch out tails?