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Technical Has anyone put 63 Corvette tail lights on a 33-34 Ford?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Early Ironman, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Early Ironman
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    I have a set of these tail lights. Will give them to my brother in law for his 33 5 window if he will use them. Just aren't sure how it would look under the trunk lid. Is the angle about the same? We are not close enough to take them over to judge that way.
    So wondered if anyone has done this before. I have not seen it done. But think it might look pretty cool.
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  2. BJR
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    Just say NO!
     
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  3. Jalopy Joker
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    x2
     
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  4. MAD 034
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    I think it would be a poor choice -- kind of a strange mix.
     
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  5. I'd vote NO! Ya got better choices. Mostly from the same time period. Original taillights, 37 Ford, 50 Pontiac style, and etc.
     
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  6. Jibs
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    "HAS ANYONE PUT 63 CORVETTE TAIL LIGHTS ON A 33-34 FORD?"

    God I hope not.
     
  7. rush549
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    NO!!!
     
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  8. deucendude
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    If you do you will have the 2nd ugliest 34 on the planet. There just has to be one worse out there!
     
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  9. xracer40
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    They wouldn't work very well, you would have flip them upside down plus they have left-right taper also. Each one of the four taillights is slightly different. There is a left outer and left inner,right inner and right outer. This is a picture of my 40willys with vette taillights. They are mounted with a slight twist to fit the body contours better. The original builders installed them in the 60's so I am not going to change them but there probably was better choices.
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  10. AngleDrive
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    YUK!!!!
     
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  11. I have to agree with all the previous reply's,there are many more taillights that are proven over & over to look good on 33/34 Fords.

    Remember the Mustang taillights that was popular but thank goodness short lived back in the 70's,the Vette taillights might work well on some cars but not the 33/34 Ford. HRP
     
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  12. 41woodie
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    Ya don't paint a mustache on the Mona Lisa
     
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  13. LOU WELLS
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    Run the stock 33/34 lights until the plan passes IMHFO....
     
  14. Could look good on a mid/late 60s build? I say prove everyone wrong...but I like kooky shit.
     
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  15. theHIGHLANDER
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    Never say never again...?
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    The only thing I'd change on this one is the name on the title. Yes, that includes the Vette lights, but look how many other cues to a period exist on it. As a generic use because you can? Maybe not. Here? Best choice IMO. Your results may vary, see your retailer for details, blah, blah, blah...
     
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  16. uncleandy 65
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    No, but I put them in my 34 Chevy
     
  17. Early Ironman
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    Thanks,
    I was having a hard time visualizing it. Even though we were thinking further apart than these. I am not a fan of them either.
    I took them off of a 78 Jeep CJ5 because they were ugly as sin on that.
    Anyone want some cheap tail lights?
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  18. 40Standard
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    I would not use them
     
  19. Harland grunder
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    L l hope not
     
  20. don't try any thing different, just do what everybody else does....:rolleyes:
     
  21. Pete F
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    If your building a 60's hot rod fine but if your building a 40/50's hot rod hell no!!
     
  22. thunderplex
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    I'll go on record as saying, "use 'em but move them in 2s outboard."

    If you like 'em use them. Don't have a narrow vision like some HAMBERS.

    Remember, everything was initially tried by one individual. ...just my $.02
     
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  23. upspirate
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    I think I've seen a set used in a rolled rear pan that was made at an angle so the lights were positioned correctly.....tucked under ....looked fine
     
  24. noboD
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    63?? That's a lot of Corvette tail lights!
     
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  25. nochop
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    Ha (smart A$$)
     
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  26. Photo shopped.
    And not a 33/34 coupe but close
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  27. Close your eyes and envision a pair of sox on a rooster...
     
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