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  • '50 Champion tail light lens info. needed.

    Could anyone tell me why these ('50 Champion) lenses have different patterns? Both are glass and are identical otherwise. The lens with the circular inner pattern reads: T-9G, the other reads: T 9G-6. I'm lost.



    Chuck/Ohio 9G-C5

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    Only one of my four books shows tail light lens, the chassis parts catalog. For a 9G, it shows only one (with no visual rendering), part number 289838. In searching for mine, all I ever found was the one on the bottom left of your pic. I don't know why the difference.

    '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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    • #3


      Seems the one with dual circular pattern would work better for added turn-signal.
      Checking the 47-50 Chassis parts catalog, illustration #0619-18A shows for 50 Champion (smooth) and 0619-18B for 50 Commander with two dots or teats. But just a drawing. Someone that owns these models would know better than me.

      KURTRUK
      (read it backwards)


      KURTRUK
      (read it backwards)




      Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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      • #4
        Hi Fiftystarlightcoupe!

        Here is a photo of the lens off my car. It is a Champion with turn signals. Hope this helps.

        Cabrina Dieters
        Murfreesboro TN
        1950 Starlight Coupe



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        • #5
          Maybe a mid-year change? Different lenses used for Indiana vs. California built cars? Could be any number of reasons.

          BTW, the '50 Commander lens was totally different.



          Matthew Burnette
          Hazlehurst, GA


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          • #6
            Matthew is correct. There was a change in styles mid-year on the Champion. I originally had the "small single circle" style on my late 1950 Champion, but one of them broke, so I replaced them with a pair of the "double circle" style. While I agree with Kurtruk that the double circle style is probably somewhat better for turn signals, my car had OEM turn signals and the "small single circle" taillights.

            1950 Champion 4 Dr.
            Holdrege NE
            John
            1950 Champion
            W-3 4 Dr. Sedan
            Holdrege NE

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            • #7
              I appreciate everyones information on this. I never knew they made two different patterns on these lenses. Thanks again!

              Chuck/Ohio 9G-C5

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