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Customs 1935 - 1936 Ford tail light differences

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  1. ab_51Ford
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    So I'm looking for tail lights and stands for my '36 slantback and im lost on em. It's one of those things where you didn't even realize there was a difference until you drag home a project and start getting into it. So.. which tail light stand is which and which model do they fit??
    Thanks
    - Andrew
     

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  2. alchemy
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    Those are not tail lights. Those are tail light STANDS.

    35 and 36 had totally different fenders. The 35 had a concave shape back there, and 36 was convex. Not sure if the coupe/roadster stand was different than the sedan stand, but someone will probably have that info for you soon.
     
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  3. TagMan
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    First pic of the "stubby" stands is '35, the other two pics are '36
     
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  4. ab_51Ford
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    Why did '36 have 2 different lengths?
     
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  5. TagMan
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    Don't know if they did, but I don't think so.
     
  6. 35cab
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    I think trunk back/touring sedans had longer stalks.
     
  7. 35cab
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    A pair of touring sedan stalks/lights on my 35 cabriolet. thumb_IMG_5314_1024.jpg
     
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  8. There were at least 3 different tail light stand lengths for 1935-1936 fords, coupe, sedan, convertible sedan. 1935 Ford tail light stands have bead around the mounting surface, 1936 tail light stands do not. it is more of a sharp edge.
     
  9. Hnstray
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    Nice looking car. Curious to know about the rumble seat step pads on your taillight stalks. If they are touring sedan, a 4 door if I understand correctly, it seems it would not have needed the pads. Are your stands modified to add the pads?

    Ray
     
  10. uncle buck
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    Actually the first and third are both 35 stands. Only the middle pair are 36. While the third picture looks similar to 36 , they actually are for a 35 sedan with a trunk


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  12. 35cab
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    Hi Ray,
    You are correct, I modified a drivers side to accommodate a threaded plate to accept rumble step.
    Being a drivers side it needed a little bit of reshaping plus a slightly modified gasket on the base where it meets the fender.
    In hind sight I could probably grafted the touring sedan long stalk on to a regular base.
    The long stalks are not to everyones taste, I may even change them someday but for the moment they are staying.
    I stole the idea of using these from Spence Murray's 36 roadster.
    Gordon.
     
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