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

  1. they are what you're seeing, stock & cool but, I can't leave it alone, I'm thinking HD style tombstones with LED's..........but that's a loooong way off

    btw what is that in your avatar?
     
  2. Magnum Wheel Man
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    38 Nash Lafayette... pictured are the stock tail lights ( very small, very dim ) I replaced them, after I bought it with a set of Stainless Model A tail lights with "stop" script on the glass lenses... ( both bezels were rusted out, & they had black electrical tape wrapped around them to retain the original glass lenses )... it's said the closest to stock, for my tail lights are 39 Pontiac lights, since the Nash ones in good condition are almost impossible to find

    BTW... I'm doing an old school Studebaker truck roadster build, & plan on the "tombstone" tail lights on my truck... the LED's are definately brighter though I may just do bulbs... na... I'll probably do the LED's as well in the name of safety
     
  3. greasebandit0801
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    Talent nice work on these lenses!!!
     
  4. tommy v
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    i'm thinking about putting 49-50 ford lights with lee lenses standing on end in my 51 merc any one got pic's
     
  5. HotRodHon
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    All the one's I've seen looked like a hot dog in a bun ...
     
  6. tommy v
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    thats why i want to see some pic's first:D
     
  7. 50Fraud
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    Not vertical, but they are Lee lenses in 49-50 frames. Neither the frames nor the lenses are symmetrical top-to-bottom; they're a little flatter on top. Personally, I don't think they'd look great on end; I'd look at Cadillac lenses for a long skinny vertical light.
     
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  9. simon g-s
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    Harley tombstones on my long gone Topo, 63 Impala lenses in custom stainless housings. Bought some amber lenses too but couldnt find a way to make em fit the deck and look good.
     

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  10. 48 Pontiac bezels, 50 Pontiac lenses on a 41 Pontiac coupe.
    Original 41 tailights were square on this round-looking car....ugly
     

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  11. gnichols
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    Has anyone ever tried to find a tail light assembly that would fit higher up on an A / deuce body, along the outside, back curve? The idea would be to have something mounted high for visibility on a lowered car. I doubt a frenched light would fit or look good here, so... Mounting a 37 ford tail light on an aero pedistal, something like the sample below, is what first comes to mind. But I was wondering if there were any flush mounted units from other cars that might work. The only ones I can think of off hand would be somethig like a mid-50's Jag or something from the late 40-50's GM sedans. Other ideas? Gary
     

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  12. wolfex1
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    '39 Chev or C1 Corvette?
     
  13. SlickRick83
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    Here's my '54 Chevy with extended quarters, custom buckets with '56 Chevy Lee Lenses.
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  14. rodl
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  15. gatz
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    My brother had a Model A as a school car way back in '58. There also existed on the ol' farm place, a 41 Dodge 2-dr. Those tail-lights from the 41 fit the rear deck of the Model A like they were designed for it.

    I don't have any pictures, but my nephew now has the car....I could ask him to take a few pics if you want.

    pic of the '41 Dodge rear I grabbed off the 'net

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    gatz
     
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  17. before I filled the extra holes left from the old original square tailights.
     

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  18. gnichols
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    Very interesting! I had some 1939 Desoto tail lights that had neat, aero looking cast stands that I thought might work, but they got chopped up for another project. Thanx, Gary
     
  19. rodl
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  20. snopeks garage
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    there 94-99 cady lights
     
  21. lukey
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1350260947.034150.jpg
    Stock 58 ford....for now!


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
  22. fastcar1953
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    photoshopped. 55 buick into 53 or 54 chevy.
     

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  23. scrap metal 48
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    Those^^^ look great...
     
  24. 64ONEOFF
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    Split buckets and frenched 6"...64 Fairlane 500
     

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  25. wolfex1
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    Clean! Any more pics?
     
  26. phoenix5x
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    How about 49 merc on 54 chevy truck...



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  27. LN7 NUT
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    Boy, that photoshop sure looks familiar! ;)

    Something I was thinking about today for your 54 to be totally different is 51 Ford tail lights and side bumps.


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  28. Jalopy Joker
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    '51 Ford with '59 Caddy t-lites
     

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  29. fastcar1953
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    thanks for photoshop ln7 nut. i have the tail lights. still looking for a bumper to go with it. maybe 56 chevy.
     
  30. All American 6
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    repro (United Pacific) '37 Ford LED on '34 Plymouth 5 Window Coupe

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