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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Moriarity, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. 'Mo
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  3. [​IMG]

    Taboo had a set of the diamonds in the car before the 60 Chrysler's were grafted in.
     
  4. typo41
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  5. This popped up for sale on Facebook classic rides for sale or trade today. I don't know anything about the car, and I only posted it because of the taillights.
    1949 Ford Custom Club Coupe
    $6,000
    Sugarloaf, PA
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  6. jimmy six
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    Back in 2018 was going to get a set. FF to 2021 with the help of another HAMB member who sent me his they are on my 56. I did post on another thread title but fits better here. I bought some split rubber from McMaster for a gasket... 270C76AD-B5A1-4337-913C-D6BA9AF26A15.jpeg 91173E67-C662-40D1-9C5F-9DF0D1012C78.jpeg
     
  7. Elcohaulic
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    The flat red lens for the 57 Ford was so nice..
     
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    I Would Love To Find A Set Of These For My 55. Feel Free To DM Me If Anyone Has A Set.
     
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    Here you go - New, not crusty from decades of sitting in storage...

    http://www.koolrides.com/store/index.php?cPath=2_80

    NOTE: 3 options shown for the 1955 Chevy
     
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  13. Always have loved the look.
    wish I could find some for my '52 Buick tailights
     
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    I'm wondering. Could you buy the car, remove the taillights. Sell the car and get your money back or better yet, make money and get the taillights for free? Ya got me thinking...... Lol!
     
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  16. 56MercMan
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    Has anyone done an install on a 55/56 merc like this? I have a set on order and it looks like the lens covers part of the tail light housing. Wondering if I need to cut it or if they come apart???

    Probably not real Hamb friendly but since it was mentioned in the beginning of the thread that it was not easy to see the brake lights during the day my plan is to take the Red led strips out of a 2021 taillight I have from an OT car and fit it inside the lee lenses so they are brighter but still look custom/stock from the outside.

    After 2 recent accidents I don't want anymore. Ha
     
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  17. 56MercMan
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    Got mine installed...

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  18. 56MercMan, the two dents in the rear bumper look like they could have been from a cops push bar, Shades of The California Kid.
     
  19. 56MercMan
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    Ha. Well my dad was known to run and was very well known by the sheriff's in our small town (he was wild). I know 100% they were not there when he first got the car. You have a decent chance if being correct.
     
  20. Boones
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  21. tim troutman
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    LOOKED FOR SOME OLD ONES FOR A WHILE. NEVER SEEN ANY FOR SALE. 20210913_184151[1].jpg 20210913_184200[1].jpg BOUGHT SOME PLASTIC MADE THESE TOOK LONGER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD I THINK THEY LOOK LIKE THE REAL DEAL . NOT QUITE DONE JUST TEST FITTING
     
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    How do you open the light to get to the gas tank…
     
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  24. joep4567
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    I made an aluminun backing plate with a steel u shaped hinge bolted to it that goes in the original taillight housing so it swivels like the original. The cars is at a friends so I'll take a photo when I'm there.
     
  25. jimmy six
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    Thanks… I figured you unlatched it inside and it fell open on the original hinge …58 top “vent” is a nice addition on a custom..
     
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    IMG_5096.JPG IMG_5097.JPG IMG_5101.JPG this is how we did the pivoting taillight assembly
     
  27. tim troutman
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    GOT IT DONE . EVERYTHING SEEMS LIKE IT TAKES 4 TIMES LONGER THAN IT SHOULD 20210919_145736[1].jpg BUT I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS
     
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  28. Rodshop57
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    Here are my original Lee lenses in my '55 Convertible.... 20210823_175441.jpg
     

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  29. Rodshop57
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    Here's my NOS '57 Chevy Lee Lenses, complete with original box, decal, and mounting kit. 20210927_132343.jpg 20210927_132319.jpg 20210927_132343.jpg 20210927_132319.jpg
     

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  30. Rodshop57
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    I also have these '57 Chevy lenses that someone cobbled '59 Caddy units into... 20210927_132419.jpg 20210927_132112.jpg 20210927_132124.jpg
     

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