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qmdv 01-13-2019 07:20 PM

Highboy Licence plate bracket
 

Back in the day Western Auto and Pep Boys had the Hollywood licence plate bracket. This is what all the Southern California folks put on their High Boys. Turns out that some 50's and most 60's Airstream trailers used this plate bracket. Well naturally there are folks that are as passionate about restoring Airstreams as we are about old Fords. So here is a new source for the Hollywood bracket

http://airstreamsupply.com/new-licen...light-141-9457

qmdv 01-13-2019 07:31 PM

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This is how mine turned out. And did I say I love 42 to 48 tail lights

https://i.imgur.com/0olveHgl.jpg

ford38v8 01-13-2019 08:00 PM

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Nope. Teardrops, no question. :D

Pete 01-13-2019 08:13 PM

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Nope, round Pontiac. No question........GUFFAW

rich b 01-13-2019 08:21 PM

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I like those lights; not seen to often. I started digging thru my extra junk for enough stuff to put another pair of them together for my project.

I also need to start looking for one of those license lights with a brake light built in.

qmdv 01-13-2019 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by rich b (Post 1715979)
I like those lights; not seen to often. I started digging thru my extra junk for enough stuff to put another pair of them together for my project.

I also need to start looking for one of those license lights with a brake light built in.

Never seen a plate bracket with brake light. I set my tail/brake lights up for turn indicators. No turn indicators for the front though.

qmdv 01-13-2019 10:19 PM

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Here is a less expensive one
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-1...FEF7:rk:8:pf:0

Alaska Jim 01-13-2019 10:53 PM

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I bought a couple of those style brackets a couple of years ago, they came in Bob Drake boxe's , but that is not who I ordered them from. I can't remember who it was, but it was not Bob Drake. I also have a set of those tail lights. I am going to use the tail lights and lic. plate bracket on my 29 roadster build. I have round '50 Pontiac lights on my coupe.

TomT/Williamsburg 01-13-2019 11:39 PM

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I like that light but the light housing was/is to high above the license plate was imho. Got mine from Speedwsy I think. I cut and lowered the light housing ... looks better to me.

First pic is after powering, second pic at “stock height”

tubman 01-14-2019 08:22 AM

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I also like the round Pontiac lights, but couldn't find a (reasonably priced) set. I ended up using '54 Buick taillights and actually liked them better.

TJ 01-14-2019 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by qmdv (Post 1715999)
Never seen a plate bracket with brake light. I set my tail/brake lights up for turn indicators. No turn indicators for the front though.

All kinds of them on e-Bay with LED third brake light included with the license light.

john in illinois 01-14-2019 09:32 AM

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I used a Lucas license plate light and put the plate on the under trunk panel ,no bracket. Really nice qualty light used on Shelby cobras amoung others.

John

Krylon32 01-14-2019 10:34 AM

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I have 46-48 taillights on both my deuce highboy roadster and my FF deuce 5 window. I use the old timey stainless tube license light on both along with the adjustable stainless license frames I find on E-Bay. I run original 32 plates on my cars and strangely here in NE. they came in different sizes depending on how big your county was and how late in the year you registered your car.

TomT/Williamsburg 01-14-2019 10:49 AM

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Talking about taillights, I am using 53 Buick lenses and trim ring on 34 Ford housings ...

RalphM 01-14-2019 10:53 AM

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Still thinking about the license plate light/ mount for my AV8, I was going to order a Bob Drake one, but this gives me more options.
BTW I used 42 Oldsmobile taillights.

qmdv 01-14-2019 06:22 PM

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Nice. So many ways to skin a cat

rich b 01-14-2019 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by qmdv (Post 1715999)
Never seen a plate bracket with brake light. I set my tail/brake lights up for turn indicators. No turn indicators for the front though.

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Originally Posted by TJ (Post 1716085)
All kinds of them on e-Bay with LED third brake light included with the license light.

No LED; more like this Chicago Autolamp one listed on ebay.

I tried one like that one on my '35; but it angled back too far and pointed skyward, ended up with an old Hollywood light.

Hoping my kid still has the one I tried; seem to be getting pricier as time goes by.

Tinker 01-14-2019 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by qmdv (Post 1716259)
Nice. So many ways to skin a cat


Not a fan of 1959 Cadillac tail lights on a highboy, ....without some leaded roundbar and some frenchin' (which would look like sh!t on a highboy). Very 60's cool custom though.

With the right idea you can make anything work really. The more obscure the better.

Just don't put something on made after 1960s. Just my thought, and my opinion does not matter.




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Bbhf 01-17-2019 04:42 PM

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try tail light king website: i got a nice original hollywood plate light from him: sk

fortyfords 01-17-2019 08:41 PM

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Personally I like the small stainless tube license plate light that Speedway sells.


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