Rear Tail Lights Swap

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  1. rwbrooks50

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    What tail light can be swappedto a 74 Garbber to give a custom or different look? :huh: Such as, 69 Cougar or Shebly look.
     
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    rayzorsharp I "AM" a Maverick!

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    Got 68 Shelby in mine. I also used the Shelby Tail panel but some guys have used the lights only.
     
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    and ray's looks the best in my opinion. i have seen the car for myself and love it. ray done one hell of a job on the tail lights on his car(y) :bowdown:
     
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    rayzorsharp I "AM" a Maverick!

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    Thanks David :)
     
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    Yeah, Ray's look awesome.
    Put a lot of work into them.

    Here are some I have seen:
    65 T-bird, which are 68 Shelby as well I believe.
    67 Shelby, which are Cougar tails without the grille.
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    70-71 Torino
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    Bobcat
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    71-73 Stang (Looked like a harder swap than most, but nice results)
    70 Stang
    IIRC, Mavaholic is the member with 67 Caprice tails... (If I am wrong, I apologize, but someone has them)
    70_1_b.JPG
    67 Camaro (Never seen this one, but might work well)
    Rev light 67
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    No rev light 67
    69_1.JPG

    Whatever you try, make sure you post pics!
    We love custom stuff here.
    Welcome to the board!
    Dave

    Edit: Early Nova tails might look good too.
    68-69
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    70-72
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    Know someone that speaks Portugese?
    Then you could go this route:
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    rayzorsharp I "AM" a Maverick!

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    Come on Dave...NOBODY would put C-word tail lights in a Maverick, would they??? :cool:
     
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    You know, I have searched for a Mopar light that might look good, but it seems Ford and GM were the only companies making cars back then with boring flat tail panels.
    Mopar tail lights are all made for styled tail panels with plenty of curves. So they won't swap to the plain flat panel.

    My Dodge hood scoop fit like it was made for the car though. ;)

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    I got inspired by the Cyclone lights that look like triple Comet lights a while back. :) In my head, I was pictureing the gas cap still being in the middle, but it looks like our cars just aren't wide enough. :huh: They definantely would of had sequential turn signals.

    I think I'm going with the Shelby lights like Ray on my '69.5. The tail panel would need work if I kept the original lights and I'm getting tired of people thinking my car is a Pinto.
     
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    There is now a company that makes LED 65 T-bird tail lights.
    The whole thing... lights, bezel, lens, etc. is flat on the back.
    It does not use a rear housing.
    They made them to mount on 65-66 Stangs without having to cut the rear panel.
    What is special about this for us is that the same can be said for a Maverick.
    The rear panel will not require any cutting at all to get sequential Shelby tail lights.
    You would have to drill a couple screw holes though. The pattern of the screws to bolt down the kit is in the shape of stock 65 Stang tail lights. Keeps the Stang guys from having to do ANY mods to the car. I don't mind drillin' a couple little holes in the rear panel for flat surface, sequential, led, Shelby tail lights.

    Just a thought
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    i have 69 cougar taillights in mine. i removed the middle bars
     
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    The Shelby-style ('64-'65 T'bird) look the best on these cars. Bobcat taillights are the 2nd-best looking on these cars...
     
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    The " This thread is worthless without pics" would probably apply here, but I think a " This thread is worthless without a link" would work much better :evilsmile
     
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