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Frenching tail lights

Hey guys. Just getting back into rodding now that the kids are growing up and not needing all of my attention. I have a 37 Olds 2 door sedan that I bought in 2000 with every intention of turning into a street rod immediatley. Well, I got it all torn apart, and it then sat for the last 7 years.

I plan on buying some premade buckets and tail lights (haven't decided on the tail lights yet, probably 39 ford or something). I've searched this site, but I don't really see any detailed pics on how to transfer the shape of the buckets to the fender that you are going to french the lights into.

I'm pretty proficient at searching the internet, but there doesn't seem to be much out there. Anyone have a link to site that shows detailed pictures of how to do this?

The welding and the body work are no problem for me, it's transferring the shape to the fender (and the hole I cut) that I am worried about.


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Here is a little article on frenching an antenna that will have some tips for your lights. If the tail lamp is going to be straight on, it's simple, just transfer the shape of the light bucket to the body and cut it out. If it is going to be at an angle (most are) then the tips in the antenna frenching article may be of help. Making a poster board test is ALWAYS time well spent. You just can't go wrong making a mistake on an old shirt box instead of your car!

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