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

  1. 50Fraud
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    Stude taillights look great on '40s particularly. I suspect that Valley Custom must have used 80% of all the Stude taillights that were available in junkyards during the '50s!
     
  2. Mr.Dickies
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    Those have to be on the top of ugliest taillight treatment I have come across on a shoebox. customizing should enhance a look not ruin the flow with something that doesn't ft the shape. Triangle shape in a oval hole it just doesn't work.
     
  3. vividlyvintage
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    They remind me of a jack o lantern. Lol

    thanks,
    Douglas Johnson
    "Skrach"
    www.VividlyVintage.com
     
  4. Yep . . . would make Herman Munster proud! I think the ugliest lights and mounting position I've ever seen.

    Thank God my Merc is a 40! :eek:
     
  5. atch
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    (i didn't reshow most of the pix in order to save bandwidth) i'm trying to imagine these stockers laid horizontal in something else besides the mopars that they came in. photoshop anyone???

    and the treatment on the last green car is drop dead gorgeous. my compliments to whoever had the idea and to whoever performed the work.
     
  6. neilswheels
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    As there's a few bike lights here, here's what i knocked up for a mates Street Tracker. Based on a repro miller light unit, i fabbed the mount to fix it on the rear fender
     

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  7. LN7 NUT
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    If the pictures in the quote are on the same page as the original post it won't affect the bandwidth at all.
     
  8. scrap metal 48
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    1937 Olds(L37) 8 cyl tail lights.. Very rare.. Thought they might work on my 28 hi-boy sedan project....
     

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  9. atch
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    thanx; i didn't know that.
     
  10. Dave50
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    That car is bad ass I like it!!
     
  11. vividlyvintage
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    Nice idea! I would like to see them molded horizontal into something like a 59 impala or something..

    thanks,
    Douglas Johnson
    "Skrach"
    www.VividlyVintage.com
     
  12. LN7 NUT
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    That's a great idea, but instead of a Chev how about a 1960 Olds?
     
  13. Johnnyolds98
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    Love these tail lights ... :D
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  14. Magnum Wheel Man
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    Looking for something interesting for my RPU, & found these "tombstone" tail lights... originally were Harley equipment, lots of aftermarket right now... but to me, they just scream "hot rod"... anyone ever used them ??? ( sorry if they are listed in this thread... I actually went through over 1/2 of it :eek: )

    this 1st one is larger than normal, at 4.5" X 7"

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    these are kinda cool with the chevrons

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    this one is "vintage"

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    your thoughts ???
     

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  15. 53catalina400
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    1954 pontiac star chief love these but i am looking for one and bezel
    (STOLE THIS PIC SORRY)
     

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  16. Here´s a pair I bought from a friend. 39 Studebaker, gonna run them on my 36 3w.

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  17. 50Fraud
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    I saw the Harley Tombstones on a Model A sedan several years ago, and thought they looked great. I would guess that they were the vintage style.
     
  18. vividlyvintage
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    I will try to maybe photoshop them onto a 60 ford or something similar. I will post as soon as i do it
     
  19. mow too much
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    heres some on my 35 Ford PU Magnum Wheel Man.
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  20. mow too much
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  21. ArtofHotRod
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  22. Magnum Wheel Man
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    Thanks for posting those pics MOW... they look nice... thinking about inserting mine into the rear roll pan / box skirt, & maybe 2 on each side ???
     
  23. sumner41
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    now these strike a chord (pun intended)
     
  24. LSR 2909
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    Check out post # 428

    Matt is The Man!
    We all know it's the application as well as the tail light and these are just fantastic.
    My tail lights are boring, most are. Some of the customs are cool, but a lot are overdone.
    I thought, am I really going to look at 30 pages of tail lights? Yours made it worth it.
     
  25. Smack021488
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    nice..
     

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  26. 48bufordsled
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    I love '59 Impala..............hence my choice on my '53 Stude
     

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  27. I hate "wasting" time but, I just spent 45 minutes going through all these pages, to confirm that the 'tombstones' I'm using on my '40 LaSalle were the right ones........
    I love threads with pictures.....:)
     
  28. wolfex1
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    So do I, so where's your picture contribution?
     
  29. I'm just now 'brain f-ing" everything that will happen soon.I get tons of ideas on here so that when I do get off my ass and get started I'll have some direction.
    all I know is the stock tail lights are going, she's getting the driveline out of my other toy (350/350 combo) then playin' by ear for the rest.
     

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  30. Magnum Wheel Man
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    hmmm... those tail lights are pretty cool in thier own rite...

    dig the chrome strip on top, & the bezel... ( if that's what I'm seeing )
     

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