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Re: [oletrucks] Tail lights

To: "Durwood B. Darbin" <dhckdkcsk@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Tail lights
From: "Alan D. Gingles" <agingles@nucleus.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 21:38:54 -0600
My Canadian built '48 has the bracket mounting on the front of the stake pocket
as well. As well as being better protected they look a lot better with the
lenses flush with the tailgate.

Alan Gingles
1948 Chevy 1314

"Durwood B. Darbin" wrote:

> Tom,
> Are you talking about where to mount the tail light brackets on the rear
> stake pocket?  If so I mounted mine on the forward side of the stake pocket
> using the two horizontal holes already there so that the tail light lenses
> are just about even with the back of the box.  I am using the original 'Stop
> Ray' mounting brackets (BTW I had to manufacture my own right side bracket).
>   I think that they were originally mounted on the front side of the stake
> pocket, at least that is where I find the brackets on the beds in the bone
> yard.   The after market mounting brackets are usually mounted on the back
> side of the stake pocket and the light is well behind the box and can be
> more easily damaged IMHO.  I guess that Texans (and probably some Canadians)
> prefer to mount them this way but not me.  I don't have a rear bumper on yet
> and that may dictate where to mount the license plate bracket so that the
> plate may be seen.  Maybe you can check out Tom Caperton's 'Pics of my '47
> on the Web' at http://www.zing.com/album/?id=424651703.  If you click on the
> thumb nail and than click on the next picture it will fill up the whole page
> and you can see things in great detail.  They are all great shots and he has
> one side view pic.  After viewing this pic it seems that Tom is a
> transplanted Texan.  Oh Well!  His pics are still great.
> I have purchased two original reproduction tail light
> >assemblies and mounting brackets from Chevy Duty.
> >There are two sets of mounting bolts and holes on each side of the truck
> >under the left and right rear corners of the tailgate.  I can't tell by
> >looking at photos if the tail lights mount on the frontside or the
> >rearside mounting bolts.  What have you guys seen or done on this?
> >oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> Durwood
> 51 1/2 ton 5 window
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