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Technical 1960 desoto taillights

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 46poncho, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. 46poncho
    Joined: May 24, 2009
    Posts: 248

    46poncho
    Member
    from Indiana

    hi guys,
    i picked up a nice set of 60 desoto tailight housings at a swap meet this week end. was wondering if the 60 chrysler boomerang lenses will fit in these housings???? I really like the boomerangs better.
    thanks
    Scott
     
  2. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    propwash
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    from Las Vegas

    Probably - but the "tale of the tape" should answer your question. Makes sense they'd interchange, but making sense wasn't a major priority back in the 60s.
     
  3. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 857

    froghawk
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    '60 Desoto Adventurer light housing has a different shape than the simple boomerang '60 Chrysler light. Probably won't interchange.

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  4. 46poncho
    Joined: May 24, 2009
    Posts: 248

    46poncho
    Member
    from Indiana

    thanks guys, just thought i read somewhere they were interchangable, but with the pics i can see they are not!
     

  5. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,449

    Swifster
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    For what it's worth, I like the DeSoto tail lights better. Hopefully they are reproduced.
     
  6. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 709

    big M
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    George Laurie in Australia was reproducing the lenses several years ago, not sure if they are still in production, though. Housings are only available as used, or N.O.S items.

    ---John
     

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