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50's tail lights with hidden gas filler necks? What mfgs?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gnichols, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. gnichols
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    Just wondering how may were made? The only ones I can think of right now are the 56-57 Chevys. How many others were there? Caddys? Pix would be great ifn you have them. Thanx, Gary
     
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  2. Joe Johnston
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    58 Pontiac?? (old age hasn't improved my memory - sorry if I'm wrong)
     
  3. 56FRLN
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    Correct on the Caddys but they started earlier. Also the Tuckers.

    1941 cad
    [​IMG]

    1952 cad
    [​IMG]

    1948 tucker
    [​IMG]
     
  4. gnichols
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    56FLRN, nice pix! I did find an older thread that mentions Pontiac Safari's, 57 Olds, 54-56 Caddys and a Nash Ambassador. I guess there weren't that many, and mostly GM stuff. Hope not. The 56 Chevy is very purdy. Gary
     

  5. 57-58 cadilacs very cool looking "twin" tailight with a push button reflector in the middle to unlatch it.
     
  6. 4-pot
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    55 Imperial had a hidden filler at the tail light.
     
  7. yetiskustoms
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    hmmmmm, good ideas, and nice pix!
     
  8. BigEd
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    I remember that many fillers were "hidden" behind the rear license plate.
    But then you were looking for tail lights, weren't you?
     
  9. 56 Chevy ? If I remember right. Yeah 56, Driver side.
     

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  10. WQ59B
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    Cadillac : '41-58.
    1958 : [​IMG]

    Pontiac : '57 (sort of: side trim), '58 (behind backup lamp).
    1958 :
    [​IMG]
     
  11. WQ59B
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  12. WQ59B
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    Continental Mark II has the filler behind one taillight.

    This certainly never looked like a filler cap to me : [​IMG]

    Have to think more on Ford/ChryCo...

    EDIT ~ FoMoCo (besides the Mk II) and MoPar don't seems to have dabbled in hidden fuel fillers. Some are well disguised (google rear of '64-68 Imperial), but not truly hidden ALA Cadillac.
     
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  13. gnichols
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    Thanx for the inputs and pix, gang. Please post more if you know of others. Gary
     
  14. when i get a car in to the shop that has a has a hidden fuel filler, i challenge the kids in the neighborhood to find it. with an ice cream as a reward they are getting good at the car makers "tricks".
     

  15. That's great, anything to get kids around cars is a good thing for our hobby and the future of hot rodding. Kudos to you my friend! ;)
     
  16. nali
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    Peugeot 403, on the left side.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. 64Kaddy
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    Looking to do this on a 1959 Ranchero. Anyone have any pictures of this on a 53-59 ford tailight?
     

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