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The Five Finest Tail Lights of the 50s...

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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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.
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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.
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    59 caddy---the most stolen tail lights ever
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    I like the 58 Edsel station wagon tail lights. Not that I'm biased...

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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.

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    '59 Cadillac for me ,too.Simply great lines.
  10. 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.

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    The pete angress car is probably why they're my favorite tail light honestly.
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    1951 Oldsmobile
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    1952 Lincoln
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    1953 Pontiac Station Wagon
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    1954 Packard
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    Pontiacs, 50-52? Not the most flamboyant, but the cleanest and purest of the bunch.
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    57 Chrysler
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    1950 Hudson - work either way up or sideways....

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    1954/5 Kaiser ....

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    '57 'vette. Pretty versatile for customs.

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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.
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    A 60 Olds sitting Vertical in my 58 Plymouth

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    55-56 Imperials, 57 Lincoln, 58 Buicks, 55 Chrysler, 55-57 Nash and Hudson
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    56 olds, 59 cadillac, 49-50 ford, 54 merc and 56 packard.....................john
  20. 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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    What about '51 Frazer's?

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    '40 Ford should at least be one of the five.
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    I think those are really neat taillights, but they must be just about the rarest production taillight in history.
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    ...of the 50's?
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    i like my 57 lincoln tail lites......im just sayn
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    BINGO!..... plus probably the most recognizable!
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    '54 Packard Clipper is my favorite, but my '52 has the '56 Olds lenses in it, both of which have already been mentioned.

    I can only think of a handful of cars where '59 Cadillac tail lights looked good as a swap, but I can think of a ton of them where they looked like shit and pretty much ruined the whole back end of the car. They're at the top of the list of popularity but they're at the bottom of my list of favorites.
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    great minds think alike..... I have seen 59 Cads of so many things that didn't suit them its actually made me prefer 60 over 59 cad as a car..... go figure.
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    I'm gonna resurect this one...who knows what these tail lights came out of. I thought I found it several times, but so far no luck they had a chrome(I think) ring that they set inside. One of which is a cup holder in my Plymouth at the moment.
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    56 olds tail lights in 52-54 fords ImageUploadedByTJJ1362160120.005851.jpg


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