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Optional tail light lens for '52-54 Fords

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. When I was putting the Ranch Wagon together I decided early on to delete the stars from the tail lights to clean up and simplify the look.

    Anyone have any photos of Oldsmobile or Pontiac taillights on this model,,or something I haven't thought of? HRP

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  2. sobpunx
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    The 56 olds looks rad, i have 1 and need another.
     
  3. landseaandair
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    I used '53 Mercury Meteor tail lights on mine. Might be a little hard to find.
     
  4. Big olds would be cool. Thw diamiter should be close
     

  5. Movinman
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    Not the greatest picture of my old 53, but it'll give you an idea as to what the Olds tail lights look like.

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  6. '53 Mercury tail light lens are not round, I have no intentions of cutting up the back of the car just looking for a interesting substitute lens. HRP
     
  7. landseaandair
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  8. Got a photo? HRP
     
  9. landseaandair
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    Just added a link. ^
     
  10. I'm diggin' those Canadian lenses.....

    JH
     
  11. Merlin
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    So whose wanting to customize the wagon you or Brenda.:D
     
  12. We both talked about changing the tail lights.

    The 53 Mercury Meteor tail lights do look good,but probably impossible to find. HRP

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  13. BRENT
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    I like the Olds, beautiful car by the way!

    Brent
     
  14. Danny , I have a couple of pairs of these concave lenses from a Facel Vega I restored several years ago . I remember back in my younger years seeing some custom lenses like these in the Fords and Olds .

    The lenses are 4 1/4 " in diameter and approximately 2 " deep. You will have to make a housing to move the bulb further back into the body. Lenses will need a scuff with #1500 grit paper and a polish. These would look killer in a 52/54 Ford . I believe I have a pic of a 53 Victoria from the SLC area with a similar set up . Will post when found.

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  15. custom53
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    I used a 56 chevy bullet in the center of mine.
     
  16. Martino
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    What are these tail lights?
     
  17. 1953 Canadian Mercury Meteor tail lights. HRP
     
  18. Ford went to round taillights in '52 and used them on almost everything until '65, maybe something later after reducing the diameter? '60 T-Bird? '64 Fairlane?.... JAT
     
  19. dan c
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    what a lot of us did was make our own out of red plexiglas. i think lee plastics produced a lens like that way back when. i found a website for "kool rides" featuring the flat style and the '56 olds style for sale. might be worth checking into.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014

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