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39 ford tail-lites

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mel smith, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. mel smith
    Joined: Apr 7, 2010
    Posts: 25

    mel smith
    from georgia

    Who has the best quality 39 tail lites, Speedway, Mac's, Bob Drake or other? Thanks
  2. Von Richthofen
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 246

    Von Richthofen

    Got a pair from Speedway six yrs and no problums
  3. I got mine from Vintiques - I think they make them for many other sellers. Nice quality
  4. Old Tin and New Tin
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 301

    Old Tin and New Tin

    If you want the gawkers behind you to see you at night or see you stopping or turning during the day, I would go with Technostalgia lights. I think they look and fit great and a lot more visable than standard reproduction 39 tail lights. You can get them at most of the main mail order vendors, Speedway, Old Dog, Yogi's, etc.

  5. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 7,072


    Ford makes a good one.
  6. hot rod wille
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 695

    hot rod wille

    I second this: my 39 taillights were always dim--no matter what I did,they never were bright enough in the daytime. After almost getting rear-ended last year,I saw the Technostalgia lights at the GNRS this year. I had to hunt for a retail sales outlet: Technostalgia doesn't sell direct. I got mine thru Summit--they are THE best update I've done--super bright on both taillight and brake light. Not cheap, but money well spent!
  7. hot rod wille
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 695

    hot rod wille

    I found this--see for yourself---

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  8. no they don't - haven't for 50 years :D

    I had those on my 37 - they slowly started losing LED's and eventually just gave up to the point where there were only a couple of LED's lighting up, dimmer than old stockers. And you can't replace the bulbs, so that was big bucks in the trash. :(
  9. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    If you paint the insides a bright white it helps a lot. (on the stock type not the leds)

  10. That's gospel!
  11. I'll 3rd the paint inside white comment. Mine are from speedway and have been fine.
  12. cs39ford
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 885


    Got my pair from speedway in 1990 still working, But put glued alum foil inside to brighten lights

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