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Old 07-17-2012, 10:06 PM
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My 50 Pontiac tail light install in 57-60 F100

Hey everyone this is what I came up with to install 50 Pontiac tail lights in my now 57 F100 ( see pics).
I used the OE tail light lense mount and cut some slots for the new tail light. I will fine tune this setup with some different springs and screws to pull it in tighter and I will cut the back off the OE assembly to allow the Pontiac tail lights wiring to go through let me know what you think I just didn't want to drill all the way through the box or have any hardware showing inside the bed.
I was going to do this in the bed ( see holes and I still might) but thought I would try this way first
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Works for me. Looks good but not over the top. I like it.
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It looks good. I like it.
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Hey Jeff,

good info just in time for me. Never had the "turn-in" on my mind. Just grabbed me a set of Bob Drakes, too and looking forward to fit them soon.

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Old 08-17-2012, 02:57 AM
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Jeff,


plz tell me are the pics with the original taillight body underneath and is this the final position of the taillight ? Did you use the rubber gaskets ?

Seems I can look a bit "behind" the chrome ring. Im in the process of fitting my 50 pontiacs and I want them a bit deeper down the opening. The bulb housing of the pontiacs seems to clear the stake pocket, guess Ill have to cut the edge of the rubber gaskets ....

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Nice!! I assume the Poncho lights are re-pops? Where do you get them?
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plz tell me are the pics with the original taillight body underneath and is this the final position of the taillight ? Did you use the rubber gaskets ?

Seems I can look a bit "behind" the chrome ring. Im in the process of fitting my 50 pontiacs and I want them a bit deeper down the opening. The bulb housing of the pontiacs seems to clear the stake pocket, guess Ill have to cut the edge of the rubber gaskets ....

Thanks, Tom
Yes I used the OE tail light assembly and cut the bulb socket off the back and I used the rubber gasket as well it helps fill in around the light. I just didnt want to drill or mount all the way through the stake pocket and have hardware showing inside the bed.
The pontiac lights were bought from Speedway good price and have glass lenses
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:58 PM
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Thanks Jeff ....

Would you mind when I show you and everyone interested my solution ?

I removed the whole OE taillight and did some cutting on the taillight mount, went the same way with long holes and springs over attaching bolts.

The new 50s taillight fits without touching the stake pocket and sits deep inside the opening. I used the included rubber gaskets but cut the edge a bit for a better fit.

The first pic shows the taillight mount after cutting and some touch-up, second shows taillight in place.


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Tom,
thats what started to do and I did the OE light first and used it as a templet to mark and drill my holes in the bed as you can see in my first pics still a work in progress
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Thanks Jeff ....

Would you mind when I show you and everyone interested my solution ?

I removed the whole OE taillight and did some cutting on the taillight mount, went the same way with long holes and springs over attaching bolts.

The new 50s taillight fits without touching the stake pocket and sits deep inside the opening. I used the included rubber gaskets but cut the edge a bit for a better fit.

The first pic shows the taillight mount after cutting and some touch-up, second shows taillight in place.




Thanks, Tom





I'm not usually taken by the fancy stuff but that is a very nice upgrade!
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Looks great ! I was thinking to do the same . Thanks for the inspiration.
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Looks nice!!
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1949/52 Pontiac (except wagon and sedan delivery) use the same tail lamps.
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