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Projects Taillight swap

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Cortney, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. JackdaRabbit
    Joined: Jul 15, 2008
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    from WNC

    At least as nice as the OG treatment on a Caddy...and what's even better they're not used in a location that could leave a nasty bruise like most swaps.
     
  2. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    I almost vomit when I see caddy taillights used, but this looks like it was put there by mercury!
     
  3. Cortney
    Joined: Aug 11, 2008
    Posts: 371

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    Thanks! I definitely agree that these taillights have been abused and over used on a lot of cars! I wouldn't have used them at all if they weren't such a close match to the originals. Kinda like the 52-54 Fords swapping out for the Olds taillights.
     
  4. I always liked those lights. But never had a chance to use them.
    First time I saw Caddy bullet lights on something other than a Caddy was when I was in Jr. High and one of the older boys grafted a pair on his Cushman Super Eagle! Kid was ahead of his time!!
    Probably around 1961?
    I think the Merc looks better than stock now!
    GOOD JOB...
     
  5. A lot of you guys aren't old enough to remember how common caddy taillights were for a while. You saw 'em on just about everything in the early 60s. Were they overdone in most cases? Yep.... But great use here, and I always liked them tunneled on '58 Chevies. And they looked very cool on Sting Ray-and-back Corvettes.
     
  6. Blade58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
    Posts: 342

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    from apopka ,Fl

    Well executed, you would think it could have been a option if you could order it like that .
     
  7. Just a thought about the reflectors. Maybe you could find some large/flat van or trailer light lenses with the reflectors built in and cut them up to use as your bases?

    Lights look great BTW.
     
  8. Cortney
    Joined: Aug 11, 2008
    Posts: 371

    Cortney
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    Thanks everyone!! Fuzzybear, that's a good idea! I'll definitely keep an eye out for something like that!
     

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