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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tom Howland, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Tom Howland
    Joined: Oct 1, 2013
    Posts: 7

    Tom Howland
    Member

    This is my first post here. I am asking for some help in locating 2 rear tail
    lights for my car. 5 years ago I bought this car as is. It is a '49 Mercury that
    has been slightly customized. Frenched head lights, shaved door handles, and
    custom rear tail lights. The body work is done and the paint is finished and it
    has nice buckets to receive ( I assume) flush tail lights. I have found original
    tail lights but they are too small and sit on the surface of the body. I'm
    thinking these buckets were from a tail light kit that would include flush
    lenses and maybe gaskets. The buckets measure 3 1/2" tall , 1 3/4" deep , 13
    1/4" wide, straight across not on the curve.
    I have been all over the Internet and am not having any luck. I am hoping a
    member here has used or seen these lights and can point me in the right
    direction. Thank you for any help you can give me. Tom

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  2. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,947

    5window
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    Hey, Tom. Welcome to the HAMB.
    1. You should do an Introduction-and read Ryan's Rules of the Road
    2. Try this website: http://taillightking.com/
     
  3. C. Montgomery
    Joined: Dec 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,010

    C. Montgomery
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    looks like buckets to french stock lights maybe??
     
  4. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,232

    dana barlow
    Member
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I don't know how long ago that was done,or if it could of held what ever kind of stock light?.,But being a old rod and custom guy myself from the 50's and early 60's,there were some stuff we did,not done now; Hand making trim of alum and polishing that to chrome like along with some 1/8in. semitransparint red plastic sheet to make a homemade lenz,we though was pretty cool .:D:cool:
    Just a idea 4 ya.
     

  5. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,865

    unkledaddy
    Member

    The previous owner isn't a consideration?
     
  6. Tom Howland
    Joined: Oct 1, 2013
    Posts: 7

    Tom Howland
    Member

    5window--- I've tried taillightking thanks.

    C. Montgomery--- You may be on to something. I'm going to try that.

    dana barlow--- I was thinking about doing that but I'd like something DOT approved.

    unkledaddy--- No.. I talked to him last week. He can't remember before a year ago.

    Thanks everyone, Tom
     
  7. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084

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  8. Doctor Detroit
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,017

    Doctor Detroit
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    Last edited: Oct 2, 2013
  9. looks like the Docs nailed it. :)
    -Pat
     
  10. Tom Howland
    Joined: Oct 1, 2013
    Posts: 7

    Tom Howland
    Member

    Yes, I think C. Montgomery and Doctor Detroit figured it out. I found a pair on Ebay and purchased them. I'll get them next week but will go on vacation for 2 weeks. When I get back I'll put some photos up.
    Thank you everyone.
     
  11. Tom Howland
    Joined: Oct 1, 2013
    Posts: 7

    Tom Howland
    Member

    I got the tail lights today and am totally pleased. Thank you everyone for the help.

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