Dam that bites. Those kinds mistakes happen to everyone at some point from one extreme to another, what differentiates the average shop from a truly professional one is what you see here, accept that a mistake happened and properly correct it no matter what has to be done.
I never have liked the way Ford just stuck the taillights on the outside of the taillight panel and the owner agreed. He wanted to install 67 taillights but the taillight panel is to small so we are recessing the taillights. He ordered a set of billet bezels from Eddie Motorsports.
The first step was to get the taillights to fit the new taillight panel and trace around it.
Brian decided to make a new inner bracket out of thicker metal.
This was his first attempt but it was a little to small so he had to make another one out of an old seat riser.
Test fitting the taillight
His new bracket tack welded in place
The top piece is just to hold it in place and will be trimmed.