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Old 06-15-2007, 10:55 AM
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Nothing wrong with Toooo smooooth.

The 39 chev lights might be close. It would be worth a call to find out.

If you haven't finished off the housings yet you might make a holder on the
back side to hold a standard 4 inch trailer lamp. something like a bucket that the lamp would set in and be held against the inside of the frenched housing.

a bit of work might save quite a number of bucks and produce the look you want.

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looking

Haven't cut the hole yet, if I can find just the right lite, hold it place by hand, see how it looks, then make whatever it takes to mount ...trick is ...too find the right lite, without buying one of each ! OR maybe the right picture ...........................thanks
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:03 PM
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Google "frenched tail lights" Images. Take a look around there. Also go to the Carnut site and look for "custom" in the title of the cars.

Mooneyes has some as well:

http://www.mooneyesusa.com/catalog/i...8a1f6ef9791a54

You might consider using 59 Caddy tail lights and tunneling them into you fenders like the pic below.
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The mooneyes stuff is great but none appears to be LED equipped
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I like the idea of using the tunneled '59 Cad lite , but as of now I think I'm leaning toward the '39 Ford ( tunneled version ) with LED from Mooneyes for about $40 each. ..........................thanks... guys
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You might consider using 59 Caddy tail lights and tunneling them into you fenders like the pic below.
That's what I did shown on this and the next page of my journal. I slid the lights out toward the contour of the fender so their shape conformed to the fender and so I showed more lens and the chrome bezel. Also remember that the LEDs are trick and bright but cause a couple of problems for hotrodders. First, they don't draw enough current to run a standard flasher unit so you need to go with an electronic flashing trigger. Second, don't think of running blue dots in your lenses 'cause the blue color is opaque to the monochromatic light put out by the led. They look like black spots in the middle of your red glowing light.
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the '39 Ford lites are tapered, don't fit the body correct, I like the caddy, so .... now , I'm looking at 61 (?) Chev tail lites, slighty recessed , as kind of compromise.............................. Willys36..WOW ! lots of photos.. thanks
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'56 Chevy bullets are great custom lites for frenching too. Kinda a medium bullet between the flat lenses and the bodacious '59 Caddys.
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ythat's a good one also. I just seen a '52 Pontiac, alittle rounded , nottoo pointed. BUT, not all of these are offered in LED that have both tail lite AND brake lite........................still looking ....
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:31 AM
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I just joined this site yesterday and happened across this thread. My son is just finishing up his first project. Its a 47 plymouth 3 door. he streached the front doors, shortened the rears and lost the driver side rear door. It gives the appearance of being a two door from the driver side. He also did a 3 1/2 taper chop. It turned out really nice! I like the way the windows came out in good proportion. Anyway here is where it is now. got pics of the process if you want them?


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Old 06-21-2007, 09:45 AM
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That's one cool looking car, Metal Twister, show us more! 3 doors, very unique. Dan

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...got pics of the process if you want them?

Great looking "3 door"!

Yes we want pics! Why don't you start a project journal so we can all see the process and follow along as you build your project.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:29 AM
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That's one cool looking car, Metal Twister, show us more! 4 doors, very unique. Dan
Not that unique to us! With 2 doors getting hard to find we have found these are still affordable and Hot Rodable. We chop everything and anything The cool thing is the kids can still experience old tin, and big horsepower.

Getting the new foundation and floor


prep for the cuts and shaving


mid way, going topless







He decided on a 3 1/2" taper chop, retaining the only curved glass, the rear window. We cut in a 40 ford roof with the front peak. It gives it a little something. The front doors were streched 6 inches and the rear doors shortened 6 inches. the rear passanger door was lost in the transformation and never found again. He also pied the hood 1.5 inches, relieved the front wheel reviel 2". welded VW headlight rings on the body. With removable buckets from inside. And a ton more that I dont remember. I think I will get him involved with this forum and let him discuss it further. He Z'd the frame and put a 318 with auto trans, Valarie clip,and Jag rear end in his beast.

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Old 06-21-2007, 10:33 AM
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Great looking "3 door"!

Yes we want pics! Why don't you start a project journal so we can all see the process and follow along as you build your project.
We used to. But we do a lot of cars now and just dosnt seem as important as it used to. Dont ever turn a fun hobby into a job!!! It turns into WORK.
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How far from Fallbrook is your shop, I see you're in the San Diego area. I just left there today, had a couple of food safety audits down that way. Dan
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