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Technical 56 packard tail lights, what rear bumper to use?

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by HotRodRyan, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. I have a pair of 56 packard tail lights with a small section of the quarter panels. I was planning on having a body shop friend of mine graft them onto my 52 Dodge Coronet this winter. Problem is, I don't have a rear bumper to go with them yet. They won't look right with the factory rear bumper.

    What rear bumpers look good with these lights? Besides Packard of course. I've been told 56 chevy rear bumpers look good with em. I thought that would be easy to find locally, but suprisingly, I haven't seen a single one at the swap meets all year. Winter is fast approaching....

    If you have any pictures, they are greatly appreciated

    Thanks in advance.
  2. A local 1951 mercury used the packard partician tail lights with the stock 51 merc bumper.
  3. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
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  4. Howzabout '57-58 Caddy? Or really outside the box, '56 Chrysler?

  5. bscc50
    Joined: Nov 17, 2013
    Posts: 100

    from n.e.

  6. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,084

    from Houston

    55\56 Buick "special-century" ...56 Chevy,, whatever you use will need to be modified some way
  7. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,705


    I've seen Mercs running '52 DeSoto bumpers with Packard tail lights and that seemed to work, they have a nice bumpout on either side of the rear bumper to accomodate the quarters. I feel like they only look right if you use them front and rear though.
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  8. I have a lead on a 56 chevy wagon rear bumper right now. We will see how that pans out. The wagons have the license plate on the bumper instead of the trunk lid. So I can use that to clean up my trunk area too
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  9. Got the bumper tonight. I think this will work out well.

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  10. thewishartkid
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 881


    1954 Mercury fits nice.
  11. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,435


  12. 3 bolts per side and the rear pipes come off
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  13. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,515

    from Diablo Ca.

    55-64 Studebaker C/K rear bumper, or 56-58 sedan rear bumpers are nice too.

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