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Old 04-01-2008, 05:26 AM   #1
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any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

Good some better rear fenders for my 66 short step, Now its time to think about some tail lights to maybe french into them. Im thinking about maybe some early 60s Impala our maybe the stock fleet sides frenched into the fenders. Any Ideas or pics anyone Thanks Steve
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

the early 60 chevy wagon lights are cool. they are like small bullets, rather than the popular 59 cad lights.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

how about 38/39 ford taillights or how about these........
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:34 AM   #4
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

tear drops are as common as the 59 cad lights. go with something a little more original. if you want to go with the 39 ford lights, you can get the ones with the devil head... theres an idea.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:54 AM   #5
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

ok how about 50 pontiac or 40 ford or 48 ford or even 28/29 model a? what about model T?
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:18 PM   #6
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the early 60 chevy wagon lights are cool. they are like small bullets, rather than the popular 59 cad lights.
I put the ford lights with the devil heads. I sold the bed but kept the lights. I had them on e bay but they didn't go for enough to sell them. The total cost to me was about $90 for the lights and lenses.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:07 PM   #7
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

I seem to remember seeing some lights that slip into the top rail on the step sides. Those looked cool, but I am not sure if they provide sufficient tail/brake lighting.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:00 PM   #8
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?





or these


Frenching the maltese crosses could be a cool challenge...
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:19 PM   #9
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

I saw a picture once of a 70's camaro style brake light, with the recessed cone shape, Frenched into the rear of the step side rear fender once.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:47 PM   #10
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

on my old 75 step side someone had installed flush lights from a international harvester. they looked pretty good. must be a pretty common swap because I`ve seen a bunch of trucks with them. funny though, I don`t remember seeing any untill I had my truck but I guess I just never noticed them before.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #11
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

I liked your idea of fitting in fleetside taillights... very clean. Don't think I've ever seen it done.
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:08 PM   #12
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

Thanks Guys, Im not doing alot to this truck. Its a daily driver (one of them) and I have a driveway from hell. It is lowered some but not slammed and Im not doing alot of body mods to it. I dont want to get to custom looking on tail lights just a lil diffrent but stay with the flow of the stock body.
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:14 PM   #13
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Heres some pics of the truck as it is now. Please forgive me for the shell, I need it to hall my RC planes and band stuff.
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:59 AM   #14
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

I used LED trailer lights on my 65, they are very bright and not too expensive.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:24 AM   #15
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

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I seem to remember seeing some lights that slip into the top rail on the step sides. Those looked cool, but I am not sure if they provide sufficient tail/brake lighting.
Here they are

http://www.pros-pick.com/hotlitez.html
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:17 AM   #16
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

here's the cheaper, non-LED alternative. (under bed side accessories)
http://www.mar-k.com/catalog/catalog...=19641964CS-92
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:48 AM   #17
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Here's how I did mine:
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

I just found this picture in my picture bag....
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:31 AM   #19
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

nice stepper jhow66, got any more pics of it?
I see your also from K-town.
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nice stepper jhow66, got any more pics of it?
I see your also from K-town.
Will have in a few days (under the weather right now). Thanks
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I was fixing to start a thread on this until I seen this one.
Anyhoot, anyone have more ideas or pictures?

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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

I never could get past craving a set of 59 Caddy lights, so I had my son whittle up some brackets that mimic the fender shape.





I seriously considered 50 Pontiac taillights mounted directly to the fenders, but the new reproductions didnít exist at the time, and decent originals were both expensive and difficult to find. Iíve seen several trucks with late 50ís Corvette taillight scoops added to the sides of the fenders, with either stock Corvette lights or Caddy lenses added. It requires a lot of work and I donít care for the finished look all that much.

On a low budget build I like the idea of the frenched fleetside lights. Also check out the Lakeroadster build thread. I think he installed Impala lights on his and they look great. Once the base is in place, I imagine you might be able to play around with different lenses for even more variation.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #23
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Re: any good stepside tail light Ideas ?

I found one online once with what seemed like modern corvette tail lights (all 4)in the roll pan, was on a fleetside though. Looked kinda cool and different but i personally wasnt crazy about it..... thought i had a picture of it on my computer somewhere but cant find it
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Yeah I'm about to install the same ones as chevy fleetside for these trucks I think they look the best IMO
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64 Impala.....
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