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Features The Mother Of all Tail Light Threads!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JeffreyJames, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Alright, I started a tire thread a couple months ago and it worked out well so now it's time for tail lights.

    Throw up pictures of your Hot Rod or Custom's rear end and let us know what you are running as far as tail lights. Try to include the year of tail light and the car that you put them on in case it's not clear. Also if there are any changes to them let us know that too.

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    This may help a lot of guys learn the differences between years and what the options are for their own cars. I know that I could use a lesson or two!:D
     
  2. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
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    WWII era blackout lights....

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  3. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    1961 pontiac (sorry for stealing pictures again):eek:
     

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  4. JeffreyJames
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    Testing, Testing....is thing on? BUMP!
     
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  5. One's I am looking to change out:

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  6. westcoaster
    Joined: Sep 23, 2005
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    westcoaster
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    from SoCal

    54 packard tail lights
     

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  7. westcoaster
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    westcoaster
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    55 lincoln
     

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  8. flamedabone
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    flamedabone
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    53 Chrysler Windsor in a 51 Merc. The kid is a 97 model.

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    -Abone.
     
  9. JeffreyJames
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    I was hoping you would post that beautiful merc flamedabone.
     
  10. Here is my 51.
     

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  11. JeffreyJames
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    Those last two are obvious but don't forget to list where the lights came off of as well as what they are now. And like Loverboy's 1983 tour I would like this thread to "Get it up, & Keep it up!!!
     
  12. rodknocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
    Posts: 2,267

    rodknocker

    I know it ain't pretty yet,but I wanted to be different.These are 56 Rambler tailights,which are normally horizontal.Trying to make the car as built in 56,hence the rear bumper,and I have some other stuff for it from 56.
     

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  13. Spike!
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    1953 Mercury- Tail lights are modified '53 Merc bezels with lenses from an '89 Astro Van I cut down to fit those bezels. Pretty simple and cheap to boot. I really wanted those old Lee lenses but couldn't find any..

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  14. johnboy13
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    Here's my 58 F-100. They came off of a 58 mopar of some kind, I can't remember. Those are just the reverse lights. I wanted to mock them up before I got new solid red lenses.
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  15. PAUCHO
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    .....nice.....I think you're on to something here.....
     
  16. dabirdguy
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    The merc is gonna be wearing these...
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  17. Silhouettes 57
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    I really like your old Merc, what a cool car! Keep us posted on what you do to it. Thanks!
    P.S. '61/'62 Thunderbird lenses will screw right into a stock '55 Ford tail light bezel and they look pretty sharp, cheap fix!
     
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  18. bigken
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    '59 Cadi, of course. :D
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  19. beetlejuice55
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    here's what's in my 55 pontiac.
    stock 55 pontiac outer lenses, with 61 chevy bullet lenses set into the center of the stock 55 lenses.
    i cut out the centers of the 55 lenses because they were broken, i found that the 61 chevy lenses only needed to be filed down a tiny bit around the circumference, to fit right into the center of the 55 lenses. i used clear epoxy to glue the 61 chevy centers in.

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  20. chaddilac
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    The coupe...

    65 Galaxie reverse trim
    39 chevy lens
    Homebuilt buckets

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  21. fatty mcguire
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    my x's
    pictured with 61 caddys but eventually put 60 chrysler lights in
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    54 merc
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    55 packard caribean
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  22. buckeye_01
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    You guys have some really neat examples of tail lights, but could you PLEASE list what they are?
     
  23. GoManGo1951
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
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    Only have one 95% done but here ya go.

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  24. AcadianKid
    Joined: Dec 5, 2005
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    Do these count? Canadian Nova Tails
    PHP:
     

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  25. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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    Evel
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    1. 60s Show Rods

  26. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
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    49 Fords in my 39
     

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  27. 29speedster
    Joined: Jul 31, 2007
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    29speedster
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    from Preston,ID

    I'm trying to load a picture of my tail lights. i found them on a 64 city bus
     

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  28. Custom54
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
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    56 Packard on my 54 Chevy

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  29. PAUCHO
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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    Here's some 49 Ford tail lights mounted in a 55 Olds grill bar....This was on my old 48 Chev PU.........[​IMG]
     
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  30. Steves32
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
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    39 Ford tail lights on 32 roadster. Original, huh?;)
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