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59 Caddy taillights-Who's got 'em? Let's see 'em!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by don-vee, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. I'm trying to figure out a different way of incorporating 1959 Caddy tail lights into my next build. I've seen 'em mounted, frenched, recessed, and bastardized a bunch of different ways, so let's see 'em all here. If you have 'em, or have a pic of an unusual way of puttin' 'em on a car, let's see it!
     
  2. lanny haas
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  3. Some I did long ago
     

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  4. Artie B
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    These were on My Falcon....used 5" table saw blades painted black for the mounting. The cooling slots lined up perfect with the factory mounting holes for the factory lens.


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  5. Ian Berky
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  6. 40StudeDude
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    Here's some really wild Cad taillights...check out Dichrome.com for them, and some out of the ordinary shift knobs...

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  7. JeffreyJames
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    I am not normally a fan of these lights but raunchero13's example on how he used them on his car is the best i have seen. I love them on that car!
     
  8. Tim Cowan
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    I remember back in 1959-60 going to the "rich folks houses" with a screwdriver to visit the midnight auto supply out of thir garages. I needed one of these for me and a buddy for our Cushman Eagle scooters. Wrong size screwdiver; I had to make a second trip.
     
  9. chaos10meter
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    How about in the front, 49 Merc.
     

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  10. Ian Berky
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    Right on JJ!! much appreciated, it was a bitch to get them the same!!

    Ian
     
  11. Ian Berky
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    I like it.........And the 30pk of PBR!!!

    Ian
     
  12. Link deeaad, Colonel Braddock....
     
  13. chaos10meter
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    Ya know the hell of it is, I drink it warm, Army days.
     
  14. Ranchero & 40 StudeDude, very cool treatments. Here are mine in the '63.
     

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  15. 40StudeDude
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    Fixed it...Thanx Betruger...

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  16. Concrete B
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    Welcome to the HAMB. You're going to have lots of friends here with stories like that.
     
  17. Concrete B
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    those look SOOO killer. I think these look out of place a lot of the time, but the way this is done looks great.
     
  18. Gambino_Kustoms
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    my thought also
    they work well on Ian's car

    always thought most the time these taillights look to me like asserizing?
     
  19. mecutem
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    I like the looks of the 59 lights most of the time. I planted a couple in my sedan to help use up the "too much metal look" of my rear roof corners. The body is chopped and sectioned so the cad lights are not too high from the ground. Fun to do. Mine will look a bit better once everything is the same color around them. When sunk in the like does take up some interior space.

    I have a few spares if someone wants some original 59 lights for their project. Steve
     

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  20. PhatCaddy
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    A few shots from the Caddy. I had to grind away to squeeze them inside.

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  21. Ian Berky
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    SICK! SICK! SICK!

    Ian
     
  22. Brian.Checked out your other pics.That's one gorgeous Caddy;).
     
  23. I'd like to tunnel a pair of them on each side of my Mercs rear fenders.
     
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  24. HD74
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    Here's mine.[​IMG]
     
  25. terrarodder
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    A couple of years ago, either Street Rodder or Rod & Custom did a artist drawing of some of them set in a rear fender of maybe 36 coupe and a motorcycle fender. anybody remember this or
    have a copy of the article. Thanks.

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  27. Ferguson777
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    I have to agree with several others - Rauncheor's application is the best I've seen in a long time. :cool:

    I do like HD74's as well, but Raunchero's is clearly head and shoulders above the rest.

    (If I could remember how to post a pic, I'd include my own application....)
     
  28. Ian Berky
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    WOW! thanx so much guys for the kind words, im actually very stoked to get such a good response, because im tired of these god damn CADDY lights too. i was running out of options and was getting frustrated so i gave it a shot and it's good i guess!!! well i've been working on the rear section of my car for the last few days and it's looking straight as hell now, my father in law was in town for 4 days and he was a great help in getting her smooth. just finished the rear section today.

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  29. padorey
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    on my old 61 Bubble Top
     

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  30. Goozgaz
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    Raunchero13... do you anticipate any issues with water puddling up under the lights? I don't see any drain holes.

    Looks bad ass!
     

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