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Old 10-11-2012, 09:40 PM   #41
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

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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.
You and me both, I hate that crap
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #42
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

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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.

Quoted for truth, and that can't be said too much. Along with a big plastic third brake light tacked in there for good ugliness measure. Puke.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #43
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what are the dimensions of these? top to bottom?
I can measure it but to give you anidea the bullet part of the lens is very close to the size of a truck bullet marker light .
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #44
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Here´s a pair I like. 39 Studebaker Commander. Fits perfect on 35-36 Ford fenders.

I've seen these and never thought about putting them on a '36 . . . . thanks for getting the wheels turning in my head.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:23 AM   #45
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I've seen these and never thought about putting them on a '36 . . . . thanks for getting the wheels turning in my head.
Cole Foster used them on Kirk Hemmets 36 but he only had the lenses and made some bezels from stainless.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:08 AM   #46
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

For something a little different, I really dig 49-50 Hudson.

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:37 AM   #47
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

The 39 Plymouth taillamps are a "chubbier" version of the 38-39 Ford style. Nice because they are just different enough to be noticed. Sorry, no pic.

I also like the 42-48 Chevy Sedan Delivery only stoplight, a rather severe straight edge very pointed teardrop. As hard to find as the 39 Plymouths.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:49 PM   #48
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

I can't seem to pass up cool tail lights at the swap meets.Such a bargain,yet has a lot of impact on the looks of a car.The '49 Ford rates high,as far as stock lights are concerned.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #49
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the 40s had style and I think has been over looked glad to see this
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #50
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

'40 ford Chevrons take my vote.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #51
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

'48-'52 Pontiacs for me. Great thread, Jay!
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:18 AM   #52
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Default Re: The Five Freshest Taillights of the 40s

1940 / 1941 Chrysler tailights.

They look great on 40s mopars.
And match my my stock '41 Plymouth headlights better then the original ones.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:02 AM   #53
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I'm a Buick fan. Not reproduced so not over used.
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