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Looking for tail light bezels for a 59 thunderbird. Let me know if you have any available.
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:39 PM
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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.

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3 lenses and 5 rings.

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

Ebay has one or two.

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Old 01-25-2018, 08:41 PM
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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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"Bezels" is probably correct....... mine is a '60 ....... those were the only parts I had for the '58-'59 so thought I would ask........

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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