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Old 05-19-2017, 12:10 PM
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Default Correct stop light lens for 59

Hello everyone. It has been awhile since I have been on, I hope that all is well. I have been slowly accumulating the needed parts to restore my 59 J-Code convertible. I am trying to understand what the correct tail lite lenses are. Is it a Glo Brite
or a FoMoCo brand? Was Glo Brite a replacement? Trying to bring this bird back to stock condition.
Thanks for the help

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Old 05-19-2017, 12:41 PM
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The correct lens is the FOMOCO branded lens. Glo-Brite was a company that made aftermarket lenses for most American vehicles.

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Old 05-19-2017, 02:07 PM
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Thanks John,

I thought that would be the case.

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Old 05-19-2017, 02:21 PM
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I had a Glo-brite on my car when I bought it. That lens was a bit brighter than the other Ford ones; if I recall correctly.
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I have good things to say about Glo-Brite. Ford dealerships also carried them back in the day. Their quality was every bit as good at better prices.

Globe Specialty Company has been making lenses since 1949.

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