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1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« on: February 05, 2013, 12:35:31 PM »
I'm looking for a pair of Tail Light Housings for my 33 Chevy.  I checked with Filling Station, I&I and AAA Parts but they are out of stock and don't know when they'll be getting some. I have a pair of lens so I won't need those.
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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 05:32:12 PM »
I also could use some of them.
I used to cast them in ZA for a long time and they sold well.

May see if I can do them again.

They are hard to cast as thin as the steel stamping, but it can be done.

The hard part is making a lamp holder for them. 

Possibly the LED kits would be the way to go.

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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 11:50:44 PM »
Hello Tom,
Does anyone supply the small triangle license light surround for these housings?

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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 07:22:51 AM »
Filling Station has them listed as P/N GR335 & GR337 on page 217 of their on line catalog but I don't know if they have them in stock.
I&I has them as P/N BC-11D & BC-11P.
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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 10:38:16 PM »
I started the 1935/36 housings, as I have a good one for a pattern.

Will  see how they go before the 1933/34s.

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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 01:03:59 PM »
Great keep us updated.  I did win a pair of the original Tail Light Bezels on Ebay.  They need to be re-chromed but look to be in good shape.
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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 12:23:51 AM »
LOL I almost bid on those rings, but found a set I had put away and forgot I had them.

Got the core pattern made for the inside of the buckets, today.

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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2013, 07:16:32 AM »
I did win an original one on Ebay so I'm still looking for one more.  I'll be hitting the automotive flea market this weekend so maybe I'll find one there. 
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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2013, 08:30:18 AM »
Ebay is the only place I see them. But they go for crazy money. I found one on etsy.com  that was an artists wall hanging with the license plate bracket for $10.00. Rough but very restorable and in my budget.

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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2013, 07:14:49 AM »
Yeah they do go for a lot of money on EBay.  I was watching one this week with the lens and bezel that went for over $80 plus shipping.  Didn't find any at the flea market, only lenses and bezels.
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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 12:21:59 PM »
No longer needed, finally got one on eBay.
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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2014, 01:17:42 PM »
Think you got 2 LOL.  Ya never know who may be watching!!!
looked to be nice buckets and original
Repops don't have the recess for the stainless triangle to sit in.

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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2014, 01:34:22 PM »
Yeah got two. The black one didn't look like it had the recess  but I got it anyway.  It'll be a good spare.
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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 11:20:48 AM »
Hi Tom, I often wonder how many of my friends I am bidding against to buy parts. I have been looking for the tail light buckets myself for almost 2 years and am still looking. There is a fellow that makes resin copys of the buckets and that might be how I will have to go. I liked the old ebay system where you knew who was bidding. I got into a bidding war once only to find out it was a buddy I was bidding against, We flipped a coin to see who would win as we had already drove the price up to twice what the parts were worth. I lost but more importantly we kept the price  to an reasonable amount. If Coley decides to make them again, I hope he will sell me a set.
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Re: 1933 - 35 Tail Light Housing
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 08:54:11 PM »
Hi Bill,
I looked into the resin ones but they would have cost me more than the one I got on EBay.  I was lucky to get them in the condition they were in.  The Filling Station and I&I have the repro buckets in chrome but they've been out of stock for a few years.  I was planning on buying the ones that Speedway had for 37 - 38 Chevy for $20 each until I found the right ones.  I agree that it was better when you could see who you were bidding against.  I sure that most of us on here watch for some of the same parts.
Tom
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