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Need help identifying tail lights. Packard?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chrisman, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. chrisman
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    Found these pics in the '56 march issue of Car Craft. I've had some serious problems finding tail lights that would suit the style I'm after, and these may be the thing.

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    The text says they are from a 1939 Packard, but 1: After some heavy googlin' I couldn't find any pics of 1939 Packard tail lights that match the ones on the Ford. Still, they may come from a less usual model. The packard lights I have seen appears to be smaller/thinner with a flatter lens. 2: The owner in the article bought the car as it is, and may not have given the correct info.

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    Anyone of you guys who can tell where they come from?

    Thanks,
    Christer
     
  2. chrisman
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    Bttt for the evening crowd...
     
  3. metalshapes
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    Those are not '39 Packard.


    These are...

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  4. chrisman
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    Thanks, just as I suspected. So now we have confirmed what they're not, anyone with a guess what they can be? :)
     
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  5. Chad s
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    Are they early 40's studebaker?

    EDIT: They are similar to 41 stude, but are a bit different.
     
  6. metalshapes
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    '41 Packard?

    41%20Packard%20(7).jpg
     
  7. 1941 Studebaker. The choice of customizers since forever and VERY hard to find today.
     
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  8. chrisman
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    Yeah, there are similarities. The '41 Stude tail light lens is nice, but I'm not too hot for the bezel. The one in the picture has a nice and thin bezel, it has a sleek custom look to it as it is. All that space needs something shiny, imo, I'd rather use lights set in bumper guards than french them into the fenders.
     
  9. chrisman
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    I think you got it, Metalshapes! The Car Craft pic is a bit fuzzy, but that looks just right to me.

    Thanks!!! :D
     
  10. Chad s
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    Check again, metalshapes got it spot on.

    The 41 studebakers are not hard to find, they are on ebay quite often, but are fairly pricey.
     
  11. chrisman
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    There was a pair on ebay this week, went for about $260. I think the lens is repopped by someone, an excellent candidate for frenching if that's what you want to do.

    A '41 Packard ain't a shop-n-go item either, hopefully some will show up for a reasonable price...
     
  12. 40StudeDude
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    Check Nite Prowlers in Lamar, MO, they used to carry repop bezels...don't know if he carries lenses as well...www.thenightprowlers.com

    Do not put in niteprowlers.com...you'll get a porn site...

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  13. 40StudeDude
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    Hey, it worked on my computer...maybe their site got taken down too...

    There's plenty of other porn sites if you can't get that one...and no, I won't list any...!!!

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  14. That's false advertisement
     
  15. 40StudeDude
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    I don't think my listing it was in any way, shape or form "advertising":rolleyes::rolleyes:...!!!

    However, if you're that bent out of shape :D cuz there isn't any porn there, I'd be glad to give all the pornsters that have my e-mail address yours...you up for that...??? :confused::confused::confused:

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