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Jive-Bomber 10-11-2012 08:31 AM

The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s
 
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If you look at American car taillights from the 1920s, they are almost all pretty much round and simple. They varied in size (larger for luxury cars), but were treated as somewhat of an afterthought, bolted onto the back fender mainly because it was ... <BR><BR>To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.

HOTRODPRIMER 10-11-2012 08:49 AM

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Always been a huge fan of the 39 Ford Taillights,,and of course the Lincoln Zephyr. HRP

eddie1 10-11-2012 08:53 AM

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I think the 39 Ford taillights are over done. I am fan of the 40 Ford's chevron design.

Rikster 10-11-2012 08:58 AM

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1941 Studebakers... perfection.

(photo from the internet)
http://images41.fotki.com/v1266/phot...MG_2548-vi.jpg

alchemy 10-11-2012 09:05 AM

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You've got my favorite in your list, but I'd also like to add the '48 Ford as a currently-underused traditional taillight for a hot rod. Simple yet elegant shape that works on any flat surface.

Waddayacare 10-11-2012 09:13 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rikster (Post 8247082)
1941 Studebakers... perfection.

(photo from the internet)
http://images41.fotki.com/v1266/phot...MG_2548-vi.jpg

Man that's a damn good lookin' Stude! :cool:

OL 55 10-11-2012 09:14 AM

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I do love the Stude tailights on the back of a 40 Ford! Hard to find and expensive so I guess I'll stick with the chevrons!

typo41 10-11-2012 10:05 AM

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I will hunt for my photo, but a set of 62 corvette tail lights molded into the fender look like they almost belong there.

57Custom300 10-11-2012 10:12 AM

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40 Ford get my vote.

Hnstray 10-11-2012 10:18 AM

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Wasn't the so-called '39 taillight introduced on the '38 models ?

Is the '40 Chev taillight to which you refer perhaps the '41-'48 ?...that is what I have seen most often on Model A's and '32's......although the simplicity and elgance of the '40 Chev lamp is beautiful, the base is contoured and not often seen on other cars.

The '41 Stude is teriffic!

Ray

Weasel 10-11-2012 10:22 AM

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Love me some 1936 De Soto or Chrysler tail lights - doors and lens set into the tailpan of a 1928-32 Ford coupe or roadster like dreddybear's....


http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/IMG_6613.jpg



http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2.../march1004.jpg

Chris Casny 10-11-2012 11:53 AM

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41 Studebaker taillights are great. I've been looking for a pair for a long time now, no luck yet.

porknbeaner 10-11-2012 12:00 PM

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I used to really like 40 ford tail lights and they still work for me in some applications. I think it is the Chevron thing, like the gas station.

I think it is interesting that in '38 they still only had one tail light, at least on the standard. I never really thought about it as most hot rods have two these days. I like the '38 lights.

Brandi 10-11-2012 01:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Weasel (Post 8247298)
Love me some 1936 De Soto or Chrysler tail lights - doors and lens set into the tailpan of a 1928-32 Ford coupe or roadster like dreddybear's....


http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/IMG_6613.jpg



http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2.../march1004.jpg


LOVE these.

Kenneth31coupe 10-11-2012 01:34 PM

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Here´s a pair Ilike. 39 Studebaker Commander. Fits perfect on 35-36 Ford fenders.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/p...ctureid=405604


http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/p...ctureid=418998

Dick Dake 10-11-2012 01:42 PM

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http://hotrodalchemy.com/
your 1941 Stude lights await.

OL 55 10-11-2012 01:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dick Dake (Post 8247883)
http://hotrodalchemy.com/
your 1941 Stude lights await.


I had heard that there were repops out there. Still pretty $alty for me though!!:)

thunderbirdesq 10-11-2012 01:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by alchemy (Post 8247100)
You've got my favorite in your list, but I'd also like to add the '48 Ford as a currently-underused traditional taillight for a hot rod. Simple yet elegant shape that works on any flat surface.

Hear hear, probably my favorite, especially on hot rods. They're just the right size and shape... In fact, I've used them so often that most others are starting to look "out of place" to me...:D

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/p...ctureid=417702

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...84714112_n.jpg

davidh73750 10-11-2012 02:00 PM

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Threads like this are great. Often small details like taillights and alike really stand out. I cringe every time I see LED oblong or round trailer lights on an old car.

titus 10-11-2012 02:01 PM

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47 ish kiaser taillight, kinda a refined 41-48 chevy taillight, i love em, i put em on the back of my 32 coupe.


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