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  • 59 tail light bezels needed

    Looking for tail light bezels for a 59 thunderbird. Let me know if you have any available.

  • #2
    Believe I have about three. They are barely driver quality. All have a chip or two on the lenses and a little chrome loss on the rings. Be glad to ship them to you for cost of shipping.
    Probably be a $15-$20 size box? Will try to get a pic of them and post asap - need to go dig them out of the garage.

    Eric


    Bad pics but I think you'll get the idea.
    3 lenses and 5 rings.
    Last edited by DKheld; January 25th, 2018, 08:01 PM. Reason: add pics

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    • #3
      are they the same as '58s ?? I might have a couple.

      Ebay has one or two.

      John
      1958 Hardtop
      #8452 TBird Registry
      http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=8452


      photo: http://www.squarebirds.org/users/joh...d_June2009.jpg
      history:
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      • #4
        I am actually looking for the chrome plated cast piece that the lenses attach to. Maybe there is a better name for it.

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        • #5
          "Bezels" is probably correct....... mine is a '60 ....... those were the only parts I had for the '58-'59 so thought I would ask........

          Eric

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Derbird View Post
            I am actually looking for the chrome plated cast piece that the lenses attach to. Maybe there is a better name for it.
            Some people call it a bezel; some call it a waffleboard. Ford called it a "rear lamp body assembly, Part# B9S-13434". Regardless it's a hard part to find in good condition. It can certainly be rechromed if the pitting is not too severe. If yours are too far gone I would check with Carl Heller (partsetal), The Bird Nest, The Thunderbird Connection or Pat Wilson Thunderbirds. They all sell used parts.

            John
            John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

            Thunderbird Registry #36223
            jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

            http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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            • #7
              John, when you say "waffleboard" are you talking about the flat piece that the tail light assemblies all attach to? My '58 has round indentations painted black, a little bigger than nickels? The piece is cast.

              If so, the info I posted about the round pieces at MACs is totally useless and I should delete it.

              John
              1958 Hardtop
              #8452 TBird Registry
              http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=8452


              photo: http://www.squarebirds.org/users/joh...d_June2009.jpg
              history:
              http://www.squarebirds.org/users/johng/OCC.htm

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              • #8
                Yes, he's talking about the large flat piece that the taillights bolt to. The design mimics the front grill which is why all three years are different.

                John.
                John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

                Thunderbird Registry #36223
                jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

                http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                • #9
                  One of mine can probable be cleaned up, the other has a big chunk missing. So it is either find another or get creative with fixing it.

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                  • #10
                    good - - sorry about my earlier post of no value.

                    I had the entire panel out a couple years ago. It was just an alloy, no plating.

                    If you have pitting, perhaps it could be polished off. Worse than that perhaps machined off by a surface planer?

                    At the time I spent about half a movie or so hand painting the holes black again. Not a great material for paint to adhere to.

                    There might have been a member who had one for sale. I will dig through old emails and see what I can find.

                    john

                    later: a member named Austin Reed told me last Fall that he had those pieces plated and they were for sale as he no longer had the car. Send me a PM with your regular email address and I will forward the pictures and email to you.
                    Last edited by JohnG; January 26th, 2018, 06:06 PM.
                    1958 Hardtop
                    #8452 TBird Registry
                    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=8452


                    photo: http://www.squarebirds.org/users/joh...d_June2009.jpg
                    history:
                    http://www.squarebirds.org/users/johng/OCC.htm

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                    • #11
                      Mine may be in good shape Let me know

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for everyone’s help, I believe that I have a set purchased.

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                        • #13
                          does anyone still have any full sets available? keen to purchase a nice looking set ASAP

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