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Old 10-12-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...



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...

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

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.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:37 AM   #3
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:41 AM   #5
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #6
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Default Re: The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

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.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:32 AM   #7
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59 caddy---the most stolen tail lights ever
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:14 PM   #8
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Default Re: The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

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

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:45 PM   #9
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Default Re: The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

The '59 Cadillac had the most outlandish and flamboyantly magnificent tail fins to ever grace a car. Here's one I let get away.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:56 PM   #10
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'59 Cadillac for me ,too.Simply great lines.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #11
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Default Re: The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

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.



The pete angress car is probably why they're my favorite tail light honestly.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:45 PM   #12
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1951 Kaiser


1951 Oldsmobile


1952 Lincoln


1953 Pontiac Station Wagon


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Old 10-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #13
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Pontiacs, 50-52? Not the most flamboyant, but the cleanest and purest of the bunch.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #14
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57 Chrysler
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #15
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Default Re: The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

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



1954/5 Kaiser ....

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:35 PM   #16
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Default Re: The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

'57 'vette. Pretty versatile for customs.
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'57 'vette. Pretty versatile for customs.
I'm with the Pirate...56/57 Vette.

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:22 PM   #18
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Default Re: The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

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.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:16 PM   #19
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Default Re: The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

A 60 Olds sitting Vertical in my 58 Plymouth
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:31 PM   #20
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Default Re: The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

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