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Technical What rear lights were on this Model A?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Torana68, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Torana68
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    Guys,
    After a lot of looking I found an A coupe Body and brought it home, can anyone tell me what lights it had when it was over there? (it was imported from the U.S. ). Second photo is holes cut into the rear floor rails, seen this before but why was it done?
    Thanks
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  2. jcmarz
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    looks like 41 to 48 Chevy tail lights.
     
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  3. Torana68
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  4. looks more like 1946-1948 Ford passenger car tail lights.
     

  5. edcodesign
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    Shock mount clearance?
     
  6. X2 for the Ford units!
     
  7. My guess is '50 Buick light housings.
     
  8. scrap metal 48
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    That area of the sub rail rusted out a lot.. There used to be a wood block under it and a through bolt that bolted to the frame.. Looks like they just dressed it up a bit instead of repairing it...
     
  9. 42merc
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    Tail lights were '41-'48 Chevrolet.
     
  10. I have 48 Chevys on mine and the holes look more like the 48 Fords to me.
     
  11. 31Apickup
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    As Scrap Metal 48 stated, that area of the rear sub-frame is where the rear wood body block mounts to the rear cross-member. It is very common area for this area to rust out or have stress cracks.
     
  12. 4-pot
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    jcmarz and 42merc are correct on the tail lights. I have those on my 30.
     
  13. Torana68
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    thanks guys :) if I measure the distance between the mounting holes will that help?
     
  14. Rusty O'Toole
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    I was going to suggest that.
     
  15. flthd31
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    They are 41-48 Chevy as already mentioned. I have them in a coupe. You can see in the pic that the studs in the housing match you holes...one is centered and one is off-set.

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  16. Torana68
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    I think the offset stud man wins! Ill go find a set, don't think this was ever a show car but its seen some use :) funny how they cut the rust from the floor rail then just left it that way. Thanks Guys :)
    (distance between studs should it matter is 103.4mm a smidge over 4")



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  17. I wouldn't rule out 42-48 Ford. HRP

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  18. Torana68
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    offset mounting studs on those too?
     
  19. Nope. HRP

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  20. Baron
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    Just measured the set I have and the studs are about 4 1/8 ".
     
  21. Torana68
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    The Chev ones?
     
  22. Baron
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    Yes.
     
  23. Torana68
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    righto Chev taillights will be going back on it, thanks again
     

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