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Technical Opinions on tail lights please

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dino 64, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. Dino 64
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    Here’s the two choices, high or low ? E363CC15-7AD2-4D8A-9082-15F4F1DBF3CC.jpeg 0179E9C4-627E-4649-B12F-B93BD3C2EBDA.jpeg
     
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  2. 208custom
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    I like high, Looks more centered in the panel.
     
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  3. Dino 64
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    Yeah the high one is centered
     
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  4. pprather
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    I vote high also!

    Phil
     
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  5. fuzzface
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    Depends on how you are going to set it on the chassis.

    high chassis, jacked up in the rear then I suggest the lower version.

    Sitting low then I suggest the higher version.
     
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  6. Happydaze
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    Based on what's shown I prefer high, but I'd be happier making my final decision with the trunk lid and more importantly the licence plate and surround (and topper even, if to be fitted) to get a feel of the whole thing.

    Chris
     
  7. Dino 64
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    I threw the trunk lid on FEA20DBA-D1F1-4C6C-BFD7-419B32214B76.jpeg 0EF9D81C-9D28-4B7C-A4B6-3386B30F7350.jpeg
     
  8. Dino 64
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    The chassis is a 32, sits low.
    Thanks
     
  9. Rickybop
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    I agree that the higher position seems to look better, Dino.

    Just a thought...

    What if you turned them around so that the round portion is outboard?

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  10. Dino 64
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    The arrow part is for a turn signal
     
  11. fuzzface
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    I agree the higher position then if the ass end is kept down.
     
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  12. fourspd2quad
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    License plate location is critical, gotta throw that on there to be sure.
     
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  13. 34Larry
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    For my tast, initial reaction is in the lower position, round side inside. Great Buick light choice.
     
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  14. Fitnessguy
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    Agree with the license plate affecting the light location. Come on Dino you gotta give us all the details!!!


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  15. Rickybop
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    I see.
    Blinking arrows pointing inward would be... ummm... wrong.

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  16. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    ^^^^^^^^^x2
     
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  17. Dino 64
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    You were just waiting to get me back !
    Thanks, I’ll get the rest together and post it.
    Kinda feel the higher one cause it’s centered so regardless it will be even. Hopefully


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  18. BJR
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    Maybe spread them apart a little more, like cut the distance to the rib in half?
     
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  19. Dino 64
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    Some would think so, yes !
     
  20. Dino 64
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    Thanks but there’s no room, I would be cutting into the flanges of the panels:eek::)
     
  21. Dino 64
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    Actually I do have some room, I’ll try it, thanks for the suggestion ^^^^^^^^
     
  22. jimmy six
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    Sell them and get some Pontiac’s :rolleyes:....0K centered
     
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  23. higher one also.
     
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  24. I say high because it looks balanced and centered like rear window is with the top . BigO
     
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  25. big duece
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    The Brian Bass model A lights were centered for reference... coupe-crop-u9338.jpg
     
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  26. USMercUte
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    Here is a picture of my 31 coupe. Note that the early plate is much bigger than a standard plate. Just my two cents.
    coupe trunk.jpg
     
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  27. Dino 64
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    Yup, that’s where I first saw them, you know what they say, imitation is the blah blah...
     
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  28. Dino 64
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    Wow looks great, I made the right decision
    Thanks :):)
     
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  29. big duece
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    If anything, its a great example with a full size license plate. I think the eye naturally likes symmetry, I do anyway.
     
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  30. Black_Sheep
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    What does it look like if they’re flipped so the spear is to the inside?
     

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