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Jive-Bomber 10-12-2012 08:33 AM

The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...
 
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Different taillights are the crowning touch to the back of any traditional custom. Since the earliest days of the lead sled, '39 Ford, '41 Studebaker and '40 Chevrolet lights were showing up everywhere. Even if he stuck with the stock units, a guy wa... <BR><BR>To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.

57Custom300 10-12-2012 09:13 AM

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My favorite swap was the Mercury SW tailights in a 56 Ford. I was going to do it until I came up w/63 (I think, been a while) Fairlane tailight assys. that gave the sunken tailight look on that car.

BOP-Nut 10-12-2012 09:37 AM

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http://www.adclassix.com/images59impala.jpg

Spoggie 10-12-2012 09:41 AM

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Porsche 356

John Brown 10-12-2012 09:53 AM

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Edsal SW tail lights on a 57 Ford or Thunderbird really trip my trigger, but the 56 Merc SW tail lights in a 55 or 56 Ford are right up there too.

black 62 10-12-2012 10:32 AM

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59 caddy---the most stolen tail lights ever

57JoeFoMoPar 10-12-2012 12:14 PM

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I like the 58 Edsel station wagon tail lights. Not that I'm biased...

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/c...s/IMG_1727.jpg

Cerberus 10-12-2012 12:45 PM

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The '59 Cadillac had the most outlandish and flamboyantly magnificent tail fins to ever grace a car. Here's one I let get away.

flamingokid 10-12-2012 03:56 PM

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'59 Cadillac for me ,too.Simply great lines.

Custom_Crestline 10-12-2012 04:37 PM

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FWIW, '56 packard tail lights were a three year tail light on some models (1956-8), '54 and '55 were however one year.

And I'm right with you on '55 lincolns. They're probably my favorite tail light.

http://www.kustomrama.com/images/e/e...952-ford-4.jpg

The pete angress car is probably why they're my favorite tail light honestly.

Jimmy B 10-12-2012 04:45 PM

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1951 Kaiser
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6.../p1020873w.jpg

1951 Oldsmobile
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...-ford-rear.jpg

1952 Lincoln
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...6180040-vi.jpg

1953 Pontiac Station Wagon
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...v/51merc-1.jpg

1954 Packard
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...51-ford-10.jpg

50Fraud 10-12-2012 05:38 PM

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Pontiacs, 50-52? Not the most flamboyant, but the cleanest and purest of the bunch.

GregCon 10-12-2012 05:38 PM

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57 Chrysler

Weasel 10-12-2012 05:42 PM

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1950 Hudson - work either way up or sideways....

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/a...0&d=1286372421

1954/5 Kaiser ....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/6...ef1a325d_z.jpg

BeatnikPirate 10-12-2012 08:35 PM

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'57 'vette. Pretty versatile for customs.

4t64rd 10-12-2012 10:22 PM

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53-44 Buick... They made them almost the same for 2 years, and each car came with 4... The bezels are stainless, and 56 Chevy lenses can be adapted to fit.

Couldn't be simpler and they fit anything, anywhere.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/6...e39075d7_z.jpg

PasoJohn 10-12-2012 11:16 PM

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A 60 Olds sitting Vertical in my 58 Plymouth

d2_willys 10-13-2012 02:31 PM

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55-56 Imperials, 57 Lincoln, 58 Buicks, 55 Chrysler, 55-57 Nash and Hudson

hotrodj54 10-13-2012 08:58 PM

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56 olds, 59 cadillac, 49-50 ford, 54 merc and 56 packard.....................john

loveoftiki 10-13-2012 09:19 PM

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Olds Tailights in 52-54-Fords look killer and were a very popular swap when those caes were still relatively new


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