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

  1. CHOPMERC
    Joined: May 11, 2001
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    56 Packard with the back up light removed, over cut down 55 Pontiac Safari Wagon bumpers on my 51 Victoria, and 57 Lincoln lights on my old Merc....
     

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  2. dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.

    1959 Cady lights were cats man,so I also had them on my 51 henry J full custom back in 1960,but did some mod to them,by cutting about 1 3/4 in. off the pointed end,then putting that part up inside,this made them look like a jet engine nose and def from every ones. I cut with a fine tooth hacksaw and then polished the cut with tooth paste to make the cut shiny again. To bad I got no pic,but that should be good enough to see them in your head.:D:cool:
     
  3. 63-67 Corvette (Are '62 housings the same?) in a 46 Ford. Will get re-pops when the final bodyword is done.
     

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  4. Donzie
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    Great thread, thanks.
    I'm looking for ideas for my '52 Dodge
     
  5. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
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    from SoCal

    edsel wgn's for my 57 ranchero
     

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

  7. finkd
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    On my studebaker
     

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  8. People commit sin for these.
    I was lucky............came stock on my load at no additional co$t.
     
  9. krashman
    Joined: May 8, 2005
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    Here is what I have on my 35 pickup. I think they are old Harley turn signals. I rewired them for brake and signals.

    Does anyone know what this green light is off of? Its 7 1/2 inches long and 5 1/2 round. The only markings is Hi Lite on the lens.
     

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  10. reversehalo
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    Cadillac!!! Early 90's vintage, I'd guess.
     
  11. don meyer
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
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    from florida

    Caddy lites on a 48 GMC.......Don
     

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  12. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    I'm pretty sure that the green one is a 38 Plymouth. I had a set but never knew the year until 2 weeks ago. The lady with the box stocker said it was a 38 coupe.

    FWIW I sold them to my buddy and my buddy bought repro 50 Pontiac lenses and they look cool in the streamlined body. Instead of a flat lens, the rounded Pontiac's complete the tear drop look much like the chrome ones in your post.
     
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  13. rainman
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    from Oregon

    here is mine, its a single that i setup to illuminate green when driving and red when slowing.
     

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  14. These I have a pair on my wagon >>>>.
     

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  15. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    [​IMG]

    47 Buicks

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    60 Buick's. 59s look the same without the 4 teeth.

    [​IMG]

    Mopar Airflow
     
  16. krashman
    Joined: May 8, 2005
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    Thanks for the info. Now I just have to find another one to match. I want to put those on my 35.
     
  17. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Here is my Merc taillights......1953 Caddy Bumper with Kustom cut outs.
     

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  18. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    from PA.

    In my 49 Merc.
     

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  19. chaos10meter
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    chaos10meter
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    from PA.

    Caddys going in my 48 Chev Aero Cp.
     

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

    I have never seen someone use these until I went over to BIG O's shop and seen them on a '53 Ford that Axle used to own. They are my new favorite tail light and may make there way on my '54.
     
  21. straykatkustoms
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    KOOL!!! I'd like to see more pics............
     
  22. Here's a bit better side view.
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  23. HotRodChassis
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  24. Docs_Rubb
    Joined: Oct 21, 2007
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    1960 Bel Air....yeah thats right, NO back up lights, only whimps need back up lights....besides......why 'ya wanna back up???
    [​IMG]
     
  25. chaos10meter
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    chaos10meter
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    from PA.

    Don't want to hi-jack the thread but you asked.
     

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  26. straykatkustoms
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    Very Kool!! I Love it.

    It would only be considered a hi-jack if your car sucked.....

    Kan't wait to see it completed good luck with the rest of the build.

    Happy Trails,

    Mick
     
  27. 60 Belair
    Joined: Feb 19, 2006
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    60 Belair
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    some frenched lights I did for a customer
    not my taste but turned out nice
    customer is allways right ?
     

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  28. frankenstein1948
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    1949 merc on my model a sedan[​IMG]
     
  29. frankenstein1948
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    48 chevy sedan delivery mated to 59 cadillac on mysedan delivery.[​IMG]
     

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