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Re: [oletrucks] Tail lights

To: dhckdkcsk@hotmail.com (Durwood B. Darbin)
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Tail lights
From: Tom3600@webtv.net
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 15:13:38 -0400 (EDT)

Durwood -

Thanks for the info....The trucks I saw at the Orlando Goodguys Meet
were mounted on the outside (backside) of the stake pocket.  I like the
inside mounted ones tho because the lights sit back farther.  They also
had to custom make the left side bracket using a rightside.  I haven't
decided how I am going to display my license plate.
I bought one of the custom rear splash guards to fit between the rear
bumper and lower bed so the plate won't work using the stock left tail
light and license bracket.

Tom Poterack
'49 Chevy 3600

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From: "Durwood B. Darbin" <dhckdkcsk@hotmail.com>
To: Tom3600@webtv.net, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Tail lights
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 18:31:03 PDT
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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

51 1/2 ton 5 window

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