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Technical Help Identify Please

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by oldfordtin, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. oldfordtin
    Joined: Feb 14, 2012
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    Help identify these tail lights phone12 064.jpg phone12 063.jpg phone12 063.jpg
     
  2. shadetreerodder
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    They almost look like clearance lights from an 18 wheeler.

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  3. loudbang
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    Look like early side lights that were introduced to help see cars from the side view better.
     
  4. mgtstumpy
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  5. Ralph Moore
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    Yep I was just getting ready to answer![​IMG]
    Didn’t they use them in 1942 as well?

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  6. mgtstumpy
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    Very similar, the ones I've seen have small raised pressings in the edges however for the purpose of the exercise, 1942 is in the mix :D
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  7. deucemac
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    They are 42 to 47 Olds taillights. 48 changed. As a kid, I was impressed with Jim Travis' yellow 29 roadster with this setup. When I built my roadster, I looked for a good set for my 32. It took 8 pair to get 2 undamaged frames. I checked an old junk yard once and the owner said " I don't have any more. Totem hot rodders bought them up years ago!". If you find a pair, get the bulb sockets also. They are different and nothing modern will fit.
     
  8. Ralph Moore
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    I like them, they fit the bottom panel on a model A just right. And they are not the same old teardrop 39 ford lights that everyone has.


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