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Old 07-05-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

I am working on a 30 model A, I would like to put some cool but different brake/tail lights in the rear, i do not want the small tear drop lights. I did wonder what the 40 ford would look like? Even a pair of 65 mustang tail lights, I want them to look cool, but be big and bright enough to catch most drivers attention. If you have any ideas or pics, i would appretiate it!
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

built it in 65-67
i had a 65 mustang at the time......
also used a mustang radiator
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:13 AM   #3
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

Thanks! Any others?
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

Thanks Gasser John! I thought this thread would have had a bunch of post?
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

If you don't like those Mustang lights, how about some Vega taillights? Or maybe some '68 Cougar sequentials?
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

i put these in my sedan
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:49 PM   #7
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

I used 41-48 Chevy in my coupe to replace the horrible Vega ones that were put there in the 70's. Don't have a picture handy
In the sedan I used 37 Ford bullets mounted Under the rear body pan
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:34 PM   #8
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

Thanks for the replies!
Hotroddon, do you have a picture of them on your car? When i googled the 41-48 lights i thought they look pretty nice and simple.

I am not sure what the vega looks like, but i will look.

Another light i have heard people using is a 58 biscayne light... Anyone have any pics of these?

Thanks again, Keith

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Old 07-08-2011, 01:46 PM   #9
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

Are there only 5 model a builders on the hamb? Thanks for the replies...
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #10
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

I guess I'm kinda boring... I'm using a 1950 Pontiac tail light. Everyone else is using them too. It's a common choice but I like it!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:01 PM   #11
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Anyone have a picture of a model a with 58 biscayne tail lights?
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:33 PM   #12
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these are what I am running. This is not my car or picture though....

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Old 09-02-2011, 11:37 PM   #13
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

Old friend gave me this brake light
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:45 PM   #14
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put some 39s on each side of the rear window, point down with some round 73? mopar rear indicator lites under.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:45 PM   #15
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Default Re: Show me some cool and different early model A brake lights

I picked up a pair of 40s era Guide lights I haven't even ID'ed yet. They're about a 3" rectangle except the bottom has a slight point to it. Would work well turned sideways so the point aims out maybe. Most 40s era car taillights aren't too expensive. I have a set of those Biscayne lights, too, but can never quite sell them.

But if you want big lights that will catch attention, round up some '59 Buick, '59 Ford, early Falcon, or '64 Ford lights... big, round, vintage... '59 Pontiac might do it, too.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:08 AM   #16
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That description sounds like an Olds light.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:11 AM   #17
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39 Plymouth teardrop lights are larger and more rounded than the common 38-39 Ford teardrops. They also have that odd unique to Mopar clear glass nipple that sticks out of the lens...think it is an early form of sidemarker light. Mopar was usually first in safety stuff, sometimes decades ahead.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:21 AM   #18
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You could try Harley tail lights.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:05 AM   #19
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I used 46-48 Ford taillights without the piece that mounts them to the fender. They are small and plain.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:38 AM   #20
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1954 Buick, 1950 Buick.......
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