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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Boxcar's 1928, Sep 1, 2019.

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  1. Boxcar's 1928
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    So I could use a little HAMB assist. Picked up this set recently and could not be happier... Always wanted an original set but never knew the car they were originally on. Any help is appreciated. I'm hoping to find a few replacement bezels and I need one spider web??? or whatever they use to call it. The metal grate. One has separated from the center...I'm unsure if I could braze or ??? then replate. The jewel in the center is a separate piece...by the way. SO excited to find something like this in the wild for cheap. Thanks in advance. You may notice that one of the bezels looks like there was an old repair... Appears that the original rusted out and someone soldered/brazed a replace bottom on it to get by...
     

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  2. 5window
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    Couldn't quite see-anything cast in the glass? Maybe after market? JC Whitney or someone?

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  3. sloppy jalopies
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    guy had a table full of new LED tail lights... someone repops the bezels but only to fit not to be correct.
    saw 2 different lights with the same bezel...
    '50 ponchos had 3 dimensional bezels... the odd ones were sort of a ring, like yours...
    memory says that the willys used the ring style bezel, it may fit what you need... HIH.
     
  4. What is .... 1936 Chrysler ... Trebek ?

    "I'll take Le Tits for 800 !"
     
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  5. Those light look like mid/late 30's Chrysler Airflow or DeSoto.

    Phil
     
  6. Boxcar's 1928
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    Yesser!!! You got it!
     
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  7. hudson48
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    Phil you are correct. google Chrysler Airflow tail lights and those are what comes up plus a few variants.
     
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  8. Boxcar's 1928
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    Yes, thanks
     
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  9. DDDenny
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    Actually, it should be "I'll take Le Tits Now for 800".

    If you get it you should be crying from laughing right now, if not..............nevermind.
     
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  10. @DDDenny Yep. Haha. ( I try not to touch the edit button ... when its too late. ) Let it snow. Lol ... "like your motha' likes it."
     
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  11. uncleandy 65
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    Those would make great reflectors on my mailbox.
     
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  12. 5window
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    Hope you're talking about the taillights and not the previous poster's avatar. :)
     
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  13. Boneyard51
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    One pic had the word “signal “ stamped into the metal with Pan’ t Pending, leads me to believe they are aftermarket copies of some originals? Maybe “ Signal Stat” ? Just guessing....






    Bones
     
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  14. Boxcar's 1928
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    I'll look into that... I'm just hoping to get a plan together to achieve a pair of bezels and repair/replace one of the fancy web things on the outside... (mine is separated from the middle jewel ring) These must be high dollar because all the replacement stuff is very high so far...
     
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  15. Piewagn
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    Chrysler Airflow.......[​IMG]
     
  16. dang it........sweet......
     
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  17. Those reminded me of this single I've been searching for a mate to forever. Frehauf light off the rear of a semi trailer is my guess, but damned if I have ever seen another. Screenshot_20190902-014542_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20190902-014603_Photobucket.jpg
     
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  18. 1936 Chrysler Airflow, from memory they had three versions over three years of production. I have a pair of 36’s, one NOS. One of the coolest tail lights around. You can get look alikes based on the 50 Pontiac tail light.


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  19. 56premiere
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    A jeweler would be a very good person to talk to about repairs. Some one on here is one,can,t remember his name
     
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  20. stanlow69
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    I ordered a set well over a month ago and no response yet. Price was really reasonable.
     
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  22. Hey that's it, seen a single for a hundred too, maybe I should just sell it...lol
     
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  23. The Shift Wizard
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    Check out this thread..........
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...light-housings-for-50-pontiac-lights.1062916/

    He makes and sells the Pontiac/Airflow style taillight for those who don't want to attempt to resurrect a rusty corpse. Since that thread was posted, he has added a couple more trim options, one similar to the full basket, Airflow style. I helped him out in the past with some minor glasswork. He's a nice guy, easy to deal with.
     
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    If it's not always a DODGE it is at least a mopar of some sort!
     
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  25. Actually, there were Airflows for four years. 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937. I know....picky, picky, picky.
     
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  27. boo
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    have a set on my rdst pu and trailer, 1936 DeSoto, slightly diff, not as many bands. paid $30 for 2 sets W/spair parts, also paid $30, complete set 39 linclin T-lites, on my 27 T-V8....flea markets
     
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  28. choptop40
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    1948 Kaiser N.O.S bought on the Hamb.. image.jpeg .....When lit look like diamonds...
     
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  29. Elvis100
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    I got a set of these from him and they are really nice.

    [​IMG]



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