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Old 08-08-2013, 11:17 PM
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Damn those are beautiful tail lamps, I always have liked them.

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The thing that makes this tough is I dont see Harley Earl doing the slab sided rectangular box with the roll on top as a concept/motorama excercise. Its too angular, too straight forward; hence the Cameo sides.

However, lets go outside the box, way outside. What about mounting the lights on the back of the cab? The bullet lights big rigs used to have? Use some LEDs and they'd be tremendously bright Either that or loot a a motorcycle tail light; they're shaped to fit the curve of a fender. If it was e I would use a station wagon hinge and lean the tailgate forward so its resting position might give the illusion of movement and break up the "square box"
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:21 AM
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The thing that makes this tough is I dont see Harley Earl doing the slab sided rectangular box with the roll on top as a concept/motorama excercise. Its too angular, too straight forward; hence the Cameo sides.

However, lets go outside the box, way outside. What about mounting the lights on the back of the cab? The bullet lights big rigs used to have? Use some LEDs and they'd be tremendously bright Either that or loot a a motorcycle tail light; they're shaped to fit the curve of a fender. If it was e I would use a station wagon hinge and lean the tailgate forward so its resting position might give the illusion of movement and break up the "square box"
Heres FlyinBrian48 diamond T box http://www.hotrodders.com/journal_ph...3067215700.jpg
You are right, it is a friggin box that Harley wouldn't have wanted to waste his time on. Chuck Jordon did the Cameo, he showed what could be done with that box didn't he! I don't think I want to go that far, but I may.......we will see, I am a long way off. But that is why I asked the question, to get a better idea of what I am doing throughout the whole project so it flows.


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How about this. It's round, like a 50's, has a slight bevel and fin. It could be grafted right into the fender.



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They styled that kinda in the same way I am but those lights are from after 1955 so I can't use them.

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They styled that kinda in the same way I am but those lights are from after 1955 so I can't use them.

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They are styled after a '49 Suburban. Who's gonna know ?? Fab a stainless ring to go around the lens and it'll look peroid correct AND they are cheap and easy to find...
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I have to be true to Earl.

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these lens' look nice. Not sure about the chrome that surrounds without some sort of body line to accentuate the curves/look but the lens' would go good on a pick up it seems. I do like the chrome that's ON the lens though. Nice added touch. Old 58' Vette tail lights would look good too but they are a dead giveaway to anyone's eyes as to what they are, and that will kind of cheapen it a bit, but these ones can be incognito, or look like it belongs so to speak.

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after getting my truk together i had the idea of grafting the back half of a 58 chevy car to my truk
reading this thread has me thinking...
i guess it's still not too late



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That would be some thing to see ,,
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after getting my truk together i had the idea of grafting the back half of a 58 chevy car to my truk
reading this thread has me thinking...
i guess it's still not too late



No it's not! If I can un-chop mine a half inch you can put that darn trunk lid on!

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these lens' look nice. Not sure about the chrome that surrounds without some sort of body line to accentuate the curves/look but the lens' would go good on a pick up it seems. I do like the chrome that's ON the lens though. Nice added touch. Old 58' Vette tail lights would look good too but they are a dead giveaway to anyone's eyes as to what they are, and that will kind of cheapen it a bit, but these ones can be incognito, or look like it belongs so to speak.

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Those look a LOT like the 53-55 Corvette lens at least right at the end. I just can't use anything from a Ford! But damn those look good.

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53-55 Corvette.





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Didn't some of the 50s and 60s GM cars use glass made by Ford ,I remember some thing I had had ford etched in the blass at bottom cotner,???
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I have to be true to Earl.

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He would be proud of you for thinking so futuristic....
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