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'59 Fleetside Tailight Housings
#1308739 Sat Apr 27 2019 06:44 PM
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OK fellows whats the deal...how do you access these housings? The lenses are w/o screws at least not visible ones. My right side is loose and wanted to tighten things up, etc.

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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings
Apache1 #1308751 Sat Apr 27 2019 09:49 PM
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Do you not have three screws showing in the lens?? Once removed the bucket and trim piece can be removed by the two screws top and bottom of the bulb socket.
Once you are in there, I recommend a ground strap as shown in my pictures.

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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings
Apache1 #1308800 Sun Apr 28 2019 03:31 PM
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Footstomper>thanks for the detailed pics and comments. If you would...take a look at what I have and notice the passenger side lens is pooched out a bit more as compared to the driver sides lens. That's what caught my eye in the first place. You also see there are no screws showing so whats holding this altogether?

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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings
Apache1 #1308801 Sun Apr 28 2019 03:36 PM
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The lens itself is a snap fit. Using a small flat blade screwdriver gently pry the lens off. Then you can access the mounting screws. 🛠


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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings
Apache1 #1308817 Sun Apr 28 2019 07:01 PM
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I see...so I ought to be able to gently push on the lens to seat the one in question...correct?





Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings
Apache1 #1308830 Sun Apr 28 2019 09:00 PM
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Martin explained it perfectly.

Remove the red lens and you will be on your way to finding the solution.

Aside from the Blue Dot lens, this is what should be in it. Original lenses are still available.


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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings
Apache1 #1308856 Mon Apr 29 2019 01:02 AM
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Thanks Darcy, I just might purchase a set of Blue Dots.

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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings
Apache1 #1308868 Mon Apr 29 2019 02:05 AM
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Just as a point of information, check your State Laws before installing “Blue Dots” in your red taillight lenses.


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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings
Apache1 #1308891 Mon Apr 29 2019 10:28 AM
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Really what statute governs the use of "Blue Dot" lenses? Why would these be a (safety) hazard?





Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings
Apache1 #1308900 Mon Apr 29 2019 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Apache1
Really what statute governs the use of "Blue Dot" lenses? Why would these be a (safety) hazard?

Most likely, Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-9-402(d)(3)


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