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Projects 55 plymouth tail lights in a 54 chevy

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by rhd, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. rhd
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    This is gonna be my first attempt at doing something like this. Anyone have any pictures I can use as reference? Or pointers from someone who has done it.... most the pictures I have found on line haven't been that good[​IMG]

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  2. jcmarz
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    looks very similar to a 56 Chevy.
     
  3. 'Mo
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    Though not actually Plymouth lights, the 'Golden Galleon' had a similar look, and is one of my all-time favorites.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. 'Mo
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  5. rhd
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  6. b-bob
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    Not a 54, but a friend installed these lights on a 52 Chevy, they looked great.
     
  7. rhd
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  9. 'Mo
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    You're starting out right. Best thing you could have done.
    I love it!
     
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  10. rhd
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    Thanks man, it's going a lot easier that expected

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  11. IROC100
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    that looks good. little easier then mine. Just in case you haven't seen it, here it is.
     

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  12. Johnny Utah
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    Love it man.
    Looks great.
    If this is your first time doing this you nailed it bro.
     
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  13. manic
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    Hi!! Would you sale the originals? Would work great for my 52 someone fiberglassed so junk lights!! Thanks
     
  14. Hnstray
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    Back in about 1961 I had a '53 Plymouth convertible. I was working part time at a body shop and we had a few salvage vehicles round back. One was a '55 Plymouth and I decided to put the taillights on my '53. It didn't occur to me to use sections of the '55 quarter panels, I just used the lights and bezels and formed sheet metal panels to extend the '53 quarters.

    They turned out great......unfortunately, the '53 had terminal rust issues that soon became apparent. Wish I still had pics of the taillight work...but they too are long gone.

    I think the Plymouth lamps look good on your Chevy.

    Ray
     
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  15. rhd
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    I was just looking at your build....kinda wish I hadn't because now I want an olds dash lmao

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  16. rhd
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    I ended up jacking up the stock bucket, but I would sell the lights just shoot me a pm and make me an offer

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  17. rhd
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    Thanks everyone for the compliments, this is a first for me with any serious body mod. Everything I have don't before has been small stuff.

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  18. CowboyTed
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    Looks good!

    Thanks for the confidence you passed on without knowing you were doing it. I'm about to attack my first serious body mods too. Oddly enough, one of the mods I have in mind is a similar taillight treatment on a Volvo Amazon. This thread has given me a couple options for potential parts sources, though I suspect the Volvo is about 3/4 size in every dimension compared to any fifties American car. Fit may be tricky for me.
     
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  19. rhd
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    You would be surprised what you can find with enough research

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  20. CowboyTed
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    I'm curious where your rhd username comes from I'm guessing you drive something besides a 55 Plymouth?. One of my projects is a London Taxi with right hand drive. I'm a lover of Brit cars, as well as Swedes.
     
  21. Hdonlybob
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    Very nice job...it is going to look great !
     
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  22. rhd
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    Way way way back in the day I sold skylines

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  23. rhd
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    [​IMG]

    Need thicker metal but I wanted to see if it would look ok

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  24. rhd
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Still needs some body work but it's starting to look like something

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  25. ken bogren
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    That's looking really nice!
     
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  26. rhd
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  27. 'Mo
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    Now comes the fun part, getting the second one to match!
    It is mind boggling how many ways they can misalign, and so hard to see until the paint goes on! o_O
     
  28. rhd
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    Lol thanks for that comment......

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