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changed taillights on my chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fabianvaldez, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. fabianvaldez
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
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    [​IMG]I belive it was Dane, who asked me for some pics. On how I did my new taillights in my chevy. I start out with welding rod and masking tape to get the right location, and a feel for the shape and placement. I didn't have a original bucket for these lights, just bezels and lenses. So I made a small lip where the bezel was going to sit, ,tacked some temporary supports, then made the bigger panels to blend the shapes together. Hope this helps. I have to thank Lee Pratt for turning me on to the lights!
    Fabian
     

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  2. They look great!!
     
  3. BJR
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    Who would have thought that 49 Buick tailights upside down would look so good on a Chevy.
     
  4. Slide
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  5. pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Good choice and good work too.
     
  6. skyrodder
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    Nice work, they look great!
     

  7. that rules. was so rad to see that chevy back out! keep plugging away at it. why dont you make a post about building a car to race at bonneville in 7 weeks. :)
     
  8. Lunatic
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    from Carson,Ca.

    those look nice...I like
     
  9. chopt49
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    Nice metal work... the lights look great!
     
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    Thank you very much :D
     
  11. atomickustom
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    What is that rear bumper off of? You had to narrow it, I assume?
     
  12. Slim Pickens
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    Love that stance, nice work! Slim
     
  13. 65PANELRAT
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  14. garagerods
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    from Omaha

  15. garagerods
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    from Omaha

    ....that didn't work.

    COOL!!!!

    ...better.
     
  16. Chebby belair
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    from Australia

    Great flow, classic look. Props.
     
  17. saltflatmatt
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    fabianvaldez- What is the rear bumper off of ????
     
  18. wvenfield
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    Nice. I'm sort of particular on custom work but that is nice.
     
  19. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
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    looks great! how about a picture of that bumper and tailpipes thru it. what's the bumper off of? looks kinda like my '52 packard bumper i narrowed for my shoebox. thanks, mike
     
  20. OhioRiv
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
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    That looks REALLY good. I never would have thought of those lights. Awesome.
     
  21. looks good. bumper?
     
  22. fabianvaldez
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
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    Thanks guys, the bumper is a 54' packard clipper. I removed all the extra crap, filled the holes, narrowed it about 4 inches, and made the exhaust tips. This is the best shot I have of the bumper at the moment.
    Fabian
     

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