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  • StudeRich
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    Originally posted by willisl55 View Post
    SI only has sedan bezels. Thats why I am trying to find out the difference because I cannot locate coupe bezels.
    Since all 4 Fenders, and Doors are all taller on Sedans and '54 Wagons, Grilles and Tail lights do not interchange to the lower Coupes and Hardtops.

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  • brngarage
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    I plan on using '54 tailights on my '53 Commander Starliner. I think they look better and the lense is slightly convex so it will show from the side and be safer. I plan on painting the bezels body color, so if someone has a pair that are pitted but not cracked or dented, I would be interested.

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  • SN-60
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    I also like the '55 C/K tail lights over the '53 version....but would the '55's fit with a '53 rear bumper?

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  • rockne10
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    I agree the '55 taillights give better illumination. I have one '53 C/K housing I sent out for plating. In the attempt to solder some holes shut the bottom got a hole blown in it; a peril of pot metal restoration. This could be easily filled, sanded and painted if anyone needs one they don't plan on plating. Available for the cost of USPS mail. Send a PM if interested.

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  • Flashback
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    Looking for good driver, rechromed, or cores to plate?

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  • ddub
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    53s come up on eBay once in a while.

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  • warrlaw1
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    I'd put the 55 bezels back on. SI has the repops and they give better visability, especially from the sides.

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  • willisl55
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    SI only has sedan bezels. Thats why I am trying to find out the difference because I cannot locate coupe bezels.

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  • candbstudebakers
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    I have some but all need work but Barry Hackney in Tx. might have some good ones and he is a forum member, what say Barry?

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  • RadioRoy
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    At one time the coupe bezels were reproduced. Does SI have them in their catalog?

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  • 41 Frank
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    Big difference in coupe and sedan bezels. Sedan bezels are quite a bit taller. Good coupe bezels are hard to find.

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  • willisl55
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    1953 tail light question

    I have recently purchased a 1955 champion 'C' model that has a 1953 front clip and also 53 tail lights. I am trying to locate tail light bezels but can only locate ones for 53 sedans. Is there a difference between the sedans and coupes bezels? thanks in advance for any replies and I know I will have more questions when I get further into this project. This is a p hoto of the left tail light and I need the right side. The bezel is 9" high and the lens is 7 1/2" high 2" wide at the bottom and is stamped 14GT.
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