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Technical frenching '59 caddy tail lites question

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by birdman1, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 1,250


    I want to french a pair of '59 cad tail lites in my 1937 Ford coupe rear fenders. any ideas?
  2. 1. Decide on what I.D. you want.
    2. Google search "can, cup, tumbler, etc." with that diameter...... or maybe you already have some empty containers
    in your shop, like butane bottles or whatever.
    3. Cut the holes in the fender(s) too small to start and work up to 'just right'.
    4. Once you have the first "can" trimmed how you like it, wrap paper around it and cut a pattern for the other(s).
    5. Set your Ford for the finished stance and use a small bubble level in the "cans" to square them level.
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  3. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,113

    from Houston

    59 caddy tail lights look good on 59 caddies period
  4. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,969

    Rand Man

    They have been over-done, but the fact is they can also look good if done right. The shift wizard has some excellent advice here. I think Frenched into 37-40 fenders could be a great application.
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  5. michaelvz51
    Joined: May 24, 2011
    Posts: 725

    from So Cal
    1. HAMB Merc Club

    Use the same procedure as you would to French an antenna in, I learned this technique here and used it in my car when I built it. See my project thread for easy to do pics. Good luck on your ride
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  6. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 1,250


    Thanks for the help. I need all the help I can get.
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    Joined: May 5, 2015
    Posts: 990


    OK, now that we have the tail lights down pat, what about those fins?
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  8. upload_2021-7-27_16-40-1.jpeg
    I have them on my 40 truck, but couldn't find an image, but this was on the HAMB somewhere and I stole it
  9. Use 40 Ford Chevron tail lights, they'll look much better than the 59 Cads.
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