I should've started this thread a while ago , but better late than never - LOL !! A little preface for those who don't know , I have a '49 Ford Custom Club Coupe that will be (when finished) a mild custom . I got the car with no motor , and I intend to drive it daily , so it's getting a 302/C4 combo - eventually a T5 tranny will be installed , as I love to shift gears . I've already lowered it with Aerostar springs up front & 3" blocks in the back - it'll sit nice . I have some Foxcraft cut-down Merc skirts for it , and the plan right now is that it'll eventually be running '55 Chevy BelAir sidetrim with the paint dividers down , two-toned in the back . Till I find the pieces I need , it'll be runnning the stock rear 1/4 trim with the fender short-spears on the doors - should look cool . Right now , I'm looking at painting it the original dark blue metallic color , but that could change till it's done ... you know how that goes . Well - on with the show ! I started my metalwork by shaving the trunklid . I did a How-To on it a while back , if you missed it , you can see it here : http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=560415&highlight=trunk A few months ago , I did an old-school french on the taillights (i.e. no tunneling buckets) . I shot a few pics along the way to share with anyone interested . Here's the original taillight , as you guys know I made a 1/4" steel buck , bent some roundbar around it , put a little peak on it , to give it some visual interest , and here's what it'll eventually look like : Here's a little preview of it's new look : I cut the center out of the original taillight panel , so the housing can come in from the backside : I tacked the new lip in place holding the new lens in behind for a look and welded it up . It'll get all leaded-up to finish it off right . It's new look !