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Username Post: Template for mounting '39 tear drop tail lights?        (Topic#356021)
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04-15-19 09:21 AM - Post#2764268    

I'm going to add a pair of '39 Chevy tear drop rear sidelights as used on panel delivery and suburban to our '50 Tin Woody, which is being painted RIGHT NOW!

Picture included above.

Does anyone have, or can they point me to, a mounting template to indicate where the holes should be drilled?

Thanks folks!

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Mike Ahlmann
Las Cruces, NM
'50 Tin Woodies (two) Ramon and Willard
'58 Impala Sport Coupe
'69 El Camino SS-396
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04-15-19 07:20 PM - Post#2764305    
    In response to mahlmann

Personally I'd mock them up using blue tape and stand back and just see what looked good.

You gotta post some pictures of the '50 after being painted.

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04-17-19 05:53 PM - Post#2764430    
    In response to rrausch

Gee Mahlmann, you had me going there! I thought from your title you were going to fit 39 FORD teardrop tailights to your Chevy.

Cheers Kiwi

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Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 04-17-19 05:54 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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04-17-19 06:09 PM - Post#2764433    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

  • Bel Air kiwi Said:
Gee Mahlmann, you had me going there! I thought from your title you were going to fit 39 FORD teardrop tailights to your Chevy.

Cheers Kiwi

Those are on my "road trip" trailer.

But I think the 39 lights would be perfect for the 50 woody.


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