Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

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Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby sargentrs » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:32 am

Googling yesterday and stumbled across a '74 with Cadillac tail lights. Not sure if I like it or not but haven't seen much done with tail lights before so thought I would share. Opinions?
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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby sargentrs » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:36 am

Darn phone! I'll post a pic when I get home.
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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby sargentrs » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:30 pm

Sorry it took so long. Busy day! Here's the pic.
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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby 71Fe2O3 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:19 pm

In my opinion, the original style looks better-the longer, thinner Cadillac lenses don't seem to fill the space that well. You raised a good point that you don't see much customization of tail lights. It took some skill to make that look so clean, and I suspect that most folks don't have the body working skill to pull it off. I wonder where the reverse lights are.
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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby sargentrs » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:31 pm

71Fe2O3 wrote: I wonder where the reverse lights are.

I don't see it here but I do see elsewhere similar Cadillac lights that have a very small clear lens at the bottom.
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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby colnago » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:30 pm

The taillight doesn't do anything for me. It looks out of place. Maybe I'm too used to stock, or maybe I'm just an old grump, but I prefer the stock lights myself.

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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby sargentrs » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:12 pm

Something about it looks a-kilter. Like it's in there crooked. I'm not wild about it. Bump side tail lights are supposed to be big and wide.
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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby Ranchero50 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:44 pm

Lamp doesn't follow the body line and looks out of place. No bueno.
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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby 67mann » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:01 am

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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby Dan » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:21 pm

To me, tail lights and grills are what set the "personality" or "uniqueness" of any vehicle, so it can be very difficult to make them blend in to a custom on something else.

All I see when I look at that sample pic is a Ford with Cadillac taillights, not a cool custom Ford. The guys who create the best customs do so many things you don't realize at all, unless pointed out to you, or they incorporate things like other cars taillights and grills in such a way that you know they aren't the factory units, but you also can't quite put your finger on what it is either, but it works overall.

Ford trucks are a design brick, not slender and elegant, so the Caddy tailights of the era shown just don't go at all with the design theme.

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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby Lone Ranger » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:19 pm

I wouldn't want it on mine but I can appreciate the work that went into it. Maybe if a whole bunch of other work was done to the truck it might look more at home. Maybe it's an old ford navigator :lol:
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Re: Cadillac tail lights in a dentside

Postby Nitekruizer » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Too bad we couldn't see the whole truck. I have to agree though, from what I see, not my thing.

:? Maybe if the truck was painted one solid dark color instead of two tone?
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