What to do with that pesky passenger side taillight bracket

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Stakebed
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Body Type: Grainbox
Model Year: 1929
Location: Illinois

What to do with that pesky passenger side taillight bracket

Post by Stakebed » June 28th, 2017, 9:29 pm

28-E29 drum taillight has a non removable license plate bracket. I know you can cut the ears off but Im not one to cut parts if I can help it. So decided to just come up with a plan while still retaining the 1929 look.

Alot of states had weight tags on the big trucks issued by the state. IL had them but unsure what years and whatnot so browsing ebay I ran across a repainted 1950's Kansas weight tag - what I love about it it doesn't say Kansas anywhere and it was $9 shipped. I blasted it and had my mom repaint it the artist that she is in the 1929 IL license plate colors. Designed a plate in auto cad and had it waterjetted out of aluminum, sandblasted and painted it satin black. I think it turned out really nice even though the whole idea is fake. And it will be lighted at night.
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Slotted screws and square nuts to boot!

Thought I would pass the idea along as I've seen many different sizes and styles of those weight tags and usually be had for less than $20...Another one of those things that 99% of the general public wont know haha

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macswoods
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Body Type: 82-A
Model Year: 1929
Location: Wilhoit, Arizona

Re: What to do with that pesky passenger side taillight bracket

Post by macswoods » June 28th, 2017, 10:44 pm

nice idea.

birdacre
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Body Type: AA express
Model Year: 1928

Re: What to do with that pesky passenger side taillight bracket

Post by birdacre » June 29th, 2017, 5:25 am

that is very nice, is that an original fixture? do you know of any available? hope all is well. kevin

markt
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Model Year: 1928
Location: Tofield, Alberta , canada

Re: What to do with that pesky passenger side taillight bracket

Post by markt » June 29th, 2017, 7:15 am

That looks awesome, great idea.

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