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Old 10-11-2012, 02:03 PM   #21
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

Waddayacare, that is not a Stude but a sectioned 1940 Ford convertible with 1941 Studebaker taillights, wich I think are perfect!
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #22
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

58 chevys and pontiacs are cool too, heres some 39 fords and 41 to 48 chevys too
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #23
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

39 Ford may be over used...cause they are so great...And my second choice is 46-48 Ford..... love'em
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #24
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

I like the '41 Studebakers. My '51 Fleetline is too square at the back of the rear quarters to run these lights, but they do look good on cars that have sloped back fenders, like the '49-50 chevys.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:50 PM   #25
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I like 46-48 Fords too. Here they are slightly recessed on my model-A


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Old 10-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #26
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

if you are referring to 40 Chevy tail lights as these then you are wrong. They are 41 to 48 Chevy Tail lights.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #27
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These are 40 Chevy Tail Lights.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #28
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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.

That's what I had on my '32 3 window back in '57. Everybody thought they were Chevy.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:09 PM   #29
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41 Stude's are great... Calori Coupe, those were Hudson but can't remember what year .. I may be incorrect but there killer..
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #30
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I have always appreciated the simplicity of the 50 Pontiac taillight, and been enamored with the beautiful tunneled look of the 49-50 Lincoln lamps.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:41 PM   #31
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I like the 42-48 Roadmaster... If I could only find a lefthand one...
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #32
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These are 40 Chevy Tail Lights.
Those are indeed what I was referring to, and those are on the back of my '29 Roadster.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:06 PM   #33
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50 buick taillights look great on coupes and roadsters
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #34
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These are off a 1937 Olds L37 but I think they would look good on a hiboy sedan about midway up..... And they're for sale in the parts section.....
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #35
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Good timing on this post! I have a prewar-themed '29 AV8 but I had been running '50 Pontiacs with blue dots, not exactly period correct even if they do look good. The car was hit in the rear and I have a fresh canvas to work with.

Teardrops are cool but way too common, and they don't put out a lot of light. '41 Chevy and '41 Ford work, but I like the look of round lights. What I'd really like is a set of '37 Cord tail lights: round but flat. I think they would look great on a '29.

Is there any chance in hell of finding a set? Have they been repopped, like by Glenn Pray or some kit car outfit?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:26 PM   #36
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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.
These are cool, I have a pair to use someday...
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:32 PM   #37
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what are the dimensions of these? top to bottom?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #38
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46-48 Plymouths
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #39
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another vote for '48 buick.

bass coupe!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:46 PM   #40
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I think these 40 Buick sedan taillights look to be similar to the ones on the first post of this thread,except mine are rotated 90 degrees
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