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Customs lets see your kustom shoebox tailights

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by merc-o-madness, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. merc-o-madness
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    Just curious to see what you guys have done for tail lights in shoeboxes. I see alot of stock tail lights frenched either the way they are from the factory or vertical. lets see what you guys got!
     
  2. Jalopy Joker
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    did you do a search?-quest posted before
     
  3. merc-o-madness
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    i've seen threads on kustom shoeboxes but none on one that just focus on the tail lights... for some reason its hard for me to think of good ideas for these cars other then the most popular ones. these quarter panels are soo tall and flat and removing the windsplit kinda makes it look even more barren and flat and empty . Tail lights that i do like in these are packards, 60 chryslers, 54 mercury, edsel wagons and a few more but i would like to see more
     
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  4. CHOPMERC
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    To get it started for you, Jay... :D
     

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  5. Swedeshoebox
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  6. Zed
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    I can't find the pic in my hard disc, but 58 edsel blinkers are looking sick on a shoebox ! you'll need to panckake your trunk, but i don't think you're afraid about that !!! :D
     
  7. adidasink
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    Yeah....this has definitely been posted before....but I will play along...

    The car has changed a bit since this photo was taken (I bought her in Sept 2010)...but the tail lights remain
     

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  8. merc-o-madness
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    yeah Zed, i really do like the way edsels look, and i really thought about using them til i saw this shoebox. So i think im gunna go with the mercs

    [​IMG]
     
  9. 50Fraud
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    Lee lenses in mine:

    [​IMG]

    I like the look of the stock taillights and windsplits, but the Lee lenses are smoother and cleaner looking than the stock glass lenses.
     
  10. merc-o-madness
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    i agree thats what i have in now the lee bubble lenses
     
  11. studeboy
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    Merc o madness, do you have any more info or pics of this car. I'm guessing Rik Hoving has some but I haven't seen it before. Not sure about the louvered skirts but looks awesome otherwise. Sorry 'bout hijacking the post
     
  12. hitman912
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    I think the 49/50 lights are sexy already..
     
  13. 'Mo
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    I always appreciated this Edsel tail light installation, for thinking outside the (Shoe-)box.
    It probably would have looked even better without the pancaked trunk.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Zed
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    this is Jay Johnston's last version ;)
     
  15. Zed
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    No, not that way ! the way i'm thinking is the way they are on the edsel: horizontal ! i can't find the pic, but i think i found it in an old trendsetter, a car from the past, flat black convert if i remember right ! looked so nice !
     
  16. 'Mo
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    Sure, Zed. I knew that. This one just happened to have a pancaked trunk, as well.
     
  17. merc-o-madness
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    okk Zed your talking about lenny legeres 49 shoebox with lincoln quads up front, pontiac front bumpers as well
     
  18. merc-o-madness
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  19. studeboy
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    Thanks Zed. That car went through some evolution. Wow.
     
  20. Royalshifter
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    I have to agree those are sweet...where can they be bought?

     
  21. 50Fraud
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    Right here:

    http://www.leelenses.com/

    Johnnie Smith is the guy who makes them now, and he's a very nice guy. Despite the fact that he's got a picture of my car on his website, I have nothing to do with his company other than being a satisfied customer.
     
  22. Royalshifter
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    Thank you very much I am on it.
     
  23. hotdamn
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    what about 54 packards?

    I dont have a pic of them on a shoebox but damn they look sexy...

    damn this is my 666 post too...

    uh er I mean they look evil!

    spooky.
     
  24. 'Mo
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    ...Packard Clipper?

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Kustom Leatherworks
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    Shoeboxes are underrated
     
  26. Nicholson
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    Building a '49 coupe for my dad and frenching in some '56 Olds 98 lights. Not finished yet.....I had vertical '51 Ford lenses in it but didn't like it. I'm thinking about running stainless trim on top of the quarter that matches the lens stainless.

    shoebox olds.jpg shoebox olds (1).jpg


    shoebox olds (2).jpg shoebox olds (3).jpg
     
  27. Zed
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  28. merc-o-madness
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    yup like those tailights, that is my friends car Ray Soff. I think they look good on a vert or a victoria but i dont think they look good on a sedan or coupe
     
  29. I got mine from "King Of Dice" www.kingofdice.com $44.95 telephone 804-758-0776.

    owner Wayne Mount...Nice guy to do business with. Free catalog.
    They also have a nice deep color if you use the High Intensity Bulbs, $10.00 pair and they wont get hot like the regular stock bulbs.
     
  30. Greenfatrat
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    Here's mine 54 caddy lights!!!!:)
     

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