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Technical Model A sedan highboy tail lights

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRod33, May 7, 2020.

  1. HotRod33
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    What tail lights are you running on your highboy sedan .... Post a picture.... Trying to figure out what to put on mine.... Thanks
     
  2. HotRod33
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    Nobody has a highboy sedan???
     
  3. unkledaddy
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    Model A 08.jpg Model A 06.jpg

    Complete '37 Ford lights sunk 2/3 and vertical
     
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  4. 5window
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    I like the '50 Pontiacs. Speedway has pretty nice repros.
     
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  5. Kiwi 4d
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    First cab off the ranks @unkledaddy . Come on guys there are hundreds out there. We haven’t got the lights on ours yet.
     
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  6. 41fred207
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    46 - 48(?) DeSoto on mine. A little belt sanding to match contour. I like them. Can't seem to upload pics ( I'm at my camp in northern Maine "quarantining"). I can try when I get home tmrw if I remember.. :eek:
     
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  7. I have 39 tear drops. 718.jpg
     
  8. papajohn
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  9. shortypu
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    I mounted model a taillights on 32 mounts bolted on the frame,it puts the taillights sideways but I had these already lying around and I didn't want to mount any thing on the body. IMG_1005.JPG
     
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  10. 887CFCAC-A2E5-48D5-9A47-9C53DC1751F4.jpeg BFAC5C43-C2F0-4BBA-A0E4-3878C3E8F9CF.jpeg 39 Chevy taillights
     
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  11. teach'm
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    '37 Ford on homemade stands.

    LARS 2012 025.JPG
     
  12. How about stock tail lights?
     
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  13. I think the op said highboy and stock were on the fenders. You could make them work though.
     
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  14. I’m partial to the 1949 Lincoln tail light with their slight recess on the lower back side. No pics on an A sedan though.
     
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  15. rusty valley
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    stock taillights work if you use the mount from a pickup. hangs down from the frame, or body
     
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  16. krylon32
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    On my last 32 Highboy sedan I ran 37 lights on So-Cal stands.
     
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  17. hotrodjack33
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    Stock Model A taillights mounted in shortened desk lamps I bought at Lowes. Stands were shaped from 2" Lucite stock.
    100_1692.JPG
     
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  18. Stan Back
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    This is on my 28 Mercury Torpedo Salon – similar to a Model A . . .

    Sedan at Bonneville (Rear) copy.jpg

    The taillights are similar to '41 Fords but have the factory Mercury logo on them.
     
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  19. 41fred207
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  20. 5window
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    Somehow, to me, they need to be round.
     
  21. Kiwi 4d
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    Still open to ideas.
     
  22. choptop40
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    1947 Kaizer....lens look like jewels similar to 47 Chevy ..I have a pair NOS if interested... image.jpeg
     
  23. v8flat44
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    I once saw a sedan with 49-50 Ford car lights mounted vertically.......half way between belt line and bottom of the body...kinda neat & highly visable......my .02 cents
     
  24. 5window
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    Those are nice, but I am still visually attracted to round ones. I also worry about any car that has the lights mounted at bumper level-seems likely to be less noticeable.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2020

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