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Don Jeffers
02-16-2011, 11:10 PM
How do you tell the difference in the 53-54 and the 55 foglamp bumperettes?

I thought someone on the forum already covered this with a photo or a drawing, but I can't find anything with my searches.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

candbstudebakers
02-17-2011, 01:25 AM
Don, they look the same but since the 53-54 bumpers are smaller than the 55 the cut is different, they will not enter change. your package is all wrapped and ready to go...Bob

Don Jeffers
02-17-2011, 01:46 AM
How is the cut different?

Can you describe?

r1lark
02-17-2011, 04:41 AM
The cut follows the convex shape of the '53/'54 front bumper for those lights, and the '55 lights follow the convex shape of the '55 front bumper. The bumpers are different '54/'54 versus '55.

53k
02-17-2011, 08:49 AM
How do you tell the difference in the 53-54 and the 55 foglamp bumperettes?

I thought someone on the forum already covered this with a photo or a drawing, but I can't find anything with my searches.

Can anyone help?

Thanks
Maybe these will help.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/53%20general%20pix/53-54%20fog%20lights.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/53%20general%20pix/55%20Speedster%20fog%20lights.jpg

rockne10
02-17-2011, 08:10 PM
I've placed a '55 lamp housing in front of the housing on my '53. These aren't the best photos but may give some indication of the difference. They are subtle and, without two to compare or a bumper to test fit, you could still choose the wrong one. By the way, the '55 housing is for sale. Passenger side only. It's got no lamp, was triple show plated by LiBrandi of Middletown, PA. $100 delivered to York is less than what I paid for the plating.

From the outboard side you can notice the arc is more pronounced on the '55 than on the '53-'54.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/P2170011.jpg?t=1297994597

From the inboard side you can notice the '55 has a more pronounced arc where it meets the top of the bumper.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/P2170012.jpg?t=1297994990

Don Jeffers
02-18-2011, 11:25 AM
Thanks so much everyone for your help and insights. I feel I am a little wiser now about 53-55 foglamps, but not very much smarter.

I now know something more about how the 53-54 and 55 foglamps differ in configuration, but still cannot recognize the difference between the two just from a stand alone photograph of one foglamp bumperette. Perhaps after handling the two types and matching them up to the different bumpers I will be able to do that.

Thanks again for explaining the finer points of recognition, I know you went to some effort to do so.

Best regards,

53k
02-18-2011, 12:24 PM
Thanks so much everyone for your help and insights. I feel I am a little wiser now about 53-55 foglamps, but not very much smarter.

I now know something more about how the 53-54 and 55 foglamps differ in configuration, but still cannot recognize the difference between the two just from a stand alone photograph of one foglamp bumperette. Perhaps after handling the two types and matching them up to the different bumpers I will be able to do that.

Thanks again for explaining the finer points of recognition, I know you went to some effort to do so.

Best regards,
Think "V" shaped cut out on '53s/'54s. Think rounded cut out on '55s. ">" on '53s/'54s, ")" on '55s

1954khardtop
02-18-2011, 03:18 PM
Don, Which ones do you need? I have a pair of '55s I would trade for a pair of '54s. They are complete, no damage, but need to be replated.

Don Jeffers
02-18-2011, 09:59 PM
Don, Which ones do you need? I have a pair of '55s I would trade for a pair of '54s. They are complete, no damage, but need to be replated.

Thanks, but I have a '54 K and am looking for a pair for it.

Don Jeffers
02-18-2011, 10:01 PM
Think "V" shaped cut out on '53s/'54s. Think rounded cut out on '55s. ">" on '53s/'54s, ")" on '55s

Thanks Paul, that helps.