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Technical License Plate Bracket

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by qmdv, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Back in the day Western Auto and Pep Boys had the Hollywood licence plate bracket. This is what all the Southern California folks put on their High Boys. Turns out that the 50's and some 60's Airstream trailers used this plate bracket. Well naturally there are folks that are as passionate about restoring Airstreams as we are about old hot rods. So here is a new source for the Hollywood bracket

    http://airstreamsupply.com/new-licen...light-141-9457

    And this how mine turned out on my almost on the road 32 High Boy

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  2. manyolcars
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  3. Looks great. Clean and simple, yet functional.
     
  4. KoolKat-57
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    from Dublin, OH

    IMG_0259 (Edited).JPG Yup, have the same one on mine! Looks even Cooler with a H.A.M.B. tag topper!
    KK
     
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  5. Looks great. I too like the teardrop tail lights but like the Ford ones just a bit more. I pretty much flipped a coin
     
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  6. I have one.
    Its SS and has a ribbed part.
    Made by autolamp in Chicago
    IMG_20190113_180329.jpg
     
  7. I'm struggling with the $35.00 price tag.
     
  8. 35 bucks. Saw an original on E Bay two years ago that was junk. Went for 85 bucks.
     
  9. The VW aftermarket shops have them too. New ones on ebay for about $25.00 Search empi 9457. I have one on one of my cars. Pretty nice.
     
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  10. alchemy
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    You can get them at NAPA. I bought one there about 10 years ago, but the chrome was not what I'd call show quality. But maybe the current ones are better?
     
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  11. fortynut
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    Teardrop tail-lights are '39 Ford. Many used on Deuces are '48 Chevrolets. Round ones are Pontiac. A '46-'48 Ford Tail-light is nothing special, and on the cars they were used on look like an afterthought.
     
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  12. TagMan
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    I had one, but sold it without using it - the chrome was terrible.

    Bought a stainless one from Bob Drake's and the quality & looks are great. A little more money, but you get what you pauy for......if you're lucky !!
     
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  13. 5window
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    You know, this might sound stupid, but I think it looks just a bit to new/late model for a Deuce. Certainly not on an Model A. I'm thinking late thirties might be a better place to start using them. JMHO,though.
     
  14. Aaron D.
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    Speedway has them for $20
     
  15. I gotta ask, "What's the rope for?" HRP

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  16. ZZ Top Chop
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    Bob Drakes, Same here, then got taken again when I got the plate frame that they sell that is compatible with the lamp. Only sells them in pairs tooo_O
     
  17. Mr48chev
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    I've still got the one that I loaned my buddy in 1975 when he needed one to put on his 27 T that had the back end of 55 Chevy on it for a turtle deck when he went to the NSRA nationals with it. he pulled it off when he got back and put something else on when he had time to hunt something down. It will go on something someday.
     
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  18. I had the other end tied to other side of frame. I have an electric hoist on an I beam and I can lift the back of the car off the ground to put jack stands under. Easier than a jack
     
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  19. BJR
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    The dog is tied to the other end.:D
     
  20. 5window
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    That might be "was" tied to the other end. :)
     
  21. Cheeta
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    Made this one for my 40. Lays a little tighter to the trunk, I 20181120_101036.jpg kept the drawings if anyone needs them.
     
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  22. Bandit Billy
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    ^^^^^tripod (referring to your reflection) :rolleyes: Cool bracket though
     
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  23. Same photo is in thread "show us your mug shots".. Just kidding.
     
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  24. 5window
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    When I first saw it, I thought it was one of those little stiffed garden guys shoved in there!
     
  25. OldBolts
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    I have one of these on mine too. It's coated, but not chrome. Zinc? Nickle plate? What's yours? It was less than $35
     
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  26. jazz1
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    Its only money, you can't take it with you. That's $50 CDN
    On the other hand I got some stainless and could spend all day making one if I could buy the light separately.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2019
  27. figure8
    Joined: Oct 4, 2006
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    I know they were around in the 50's. Remember seeing them
     

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