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Post by lectricman on Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:00 pm

'61 Pontiac star chief tail lights.. they fit just inside my housings... I painted them chrome so the base looks as if it has a thin chrome ring around it... re-drilled mounting holes, and WA-LA!! instant custom tail lights... give me your thoughts???

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A real good investment at $15
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:04 pm

Very cool!!
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Post by OldBird on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:52 pm

I like it. I will try to go to the next show so I can see them.
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Post by chicanoline on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:58 pm

nice Ilike them alot.
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Post by uante on Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:29 pm

I've seen several people's vans/trucks on here with different types of light lens. Does anyone know if any of this type will work on an Econoline?

These are from a 62 Ford Galaxie

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Or I think I've seen people use this "Pontiac Style" found at Mac's Auto parts.

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Post by uante on Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:00 pm

Hmmmmm, Looking at pictures of a Galaxie from the back, the lens look way too big for the van...that picture with the thumb is pretty deceptive.  scratch
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Post by chopper tom on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:48 am

are them tail lights repops? looks nice man!
speedway motors has a larg selection of cool old repop taillights and most are leds too!
never thought of a chrome spray paint ring, cool idea!
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Post by bubbafrye on Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:41 pm

I tossed these on a couple of weeks back. I'm loving the way they look, especially with the chrome trim reverse lights below.

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Note: on the set I hooked up, the red and black wires were flipped from the stock lights, so connect the red wires from the new lights to the black wires from the stock configuration [and vice versa]
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Post by kookykrispy on Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:57 pm

Those 61 pontiac lights are very unique.  Looks like little shot glasses!

Kinda cool that you didn't have to cut or do body mods to put those in.  I always cringe when people cut their classic sheet metal for non-factory lights.  I'd say as long as you can go back to stock, then go for it.

Bubbafrye, those tail lights look great!!  Very nice.

I'd love to see your van in person some time.  Its always great to meet another local vanner.  Do you know about our van club, Bustin' Loose Early Vans? We need some more Econoline guys in the club!! Maybe you'll join us? We have such a great time together. Vanning season is almost here!
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Post by bubbafrye on Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:34 pm

kooky - I sent you a PM.

lectricman - those are pretty slick.  How's the chrome paint holding up?  I was debating about trying it out on a few misc. details, but was a little skeptical on how it would look or last. What brand paint did you use?
uante
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Post by uante on Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:12 pm

I like lectricman's lights too! But not quite what I was looking for on my van. Hope I didn't jump your thread...I was just trying to find one on the subject that wasn't too recent.

Thanks for posting the pics bubbyfrye...those look like the same type as the pic from Mac's. Looks good!
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Post by vanny on Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:27 pm

Uante, I've seen a couple of Econos with two front ends on them so that you can't tell whether they coming or going. I wonder if those 62 Ford Galaxie taillights would fit where the headlights would go for the rear end of one of those double headed Econos???


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Post by Army of Six on Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:20 am

i like them lectricman!
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Post by uante on Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:16 pm

I think I'll get a set of the Pontiac style lights...anyone get any lately and have input of LED vs Regular bulb?
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Post by Oscarm on Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:23 pm

Check out '58 Impala lites...very nice.
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Post by Speedfiend on Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:05 am

'63 Comet lights are pretty cool.
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Post by Barnabas on Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:48 pm

I was wondering about these tail lights that came on one of my Econolines.  They must be the same Pontiacs.

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uante - If you get LED bulbs, be sure to get the red ones and not the white (clear) ones.  It did not make sense to me at first, but the clear ones do not have the extreme low and high light frequencies, and thus do not put out a lot of red light (and deep blue either).  The red LEDs put out red light, and the red lens (Ford or Pontiac) will allow only the red light to go through it.
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Post by Pyrolume on Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:52 am

Just ordered a set of the pontiacs on eBay, there are tons of them on there dirt cheap. Can't wait to get them on my truck!
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Post by uante on Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:48 pm

I got my Pontiac style lights the other day. Haven't put them on yet, but held them up to the van with the old ones out, Pretty sweet. A nice visual upgrade for not a lot of money Very Happy
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Post by dead sailor on Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:39 pm

I put these on today...
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Post by Big W on Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:10 pm

Coll looking lights. Looks like bee hives.
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Post by SKIDMARK on Wed May 06, 2015 6:45 am

1959 Cadillac.........
Made my own trim rings
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Post by vanny on Wed May 06, 2015 3:54 pm

Fantastic job on those trim rings Skidmark!!! Very Happy cheers cheers


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Post by SKIDMARK on Wed May 06, 2015 5:57 pm

Thanks man, I spun them up on my lathe but mooneyes now sell 59 Caddy lights with mounting bases that may do the same thing cheaper and easier, need to call for diameter.
http://www.mooneyesusa.com/product-p/cup817.htm
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Post by diamond dave on Wed May 06, 2015 7:10 pm

look good to me. I dig the poncho lights too.

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