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'59 Fleetside Tailight Housings #1308739
Sat Apr 27 2019 06:44 PM
Sat Apr 27 2019 06:44 PM
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Apache1  Offline OP
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Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 298
Whitwell, TN
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.

Last edited by Apache1; Sat Apr 27 2019 07:59 PM.

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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings [Re: Apache1] #1308751
Sat Apr 27 2019 09:49 PM
Sat Apr 27 2019 09:49 PM
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FootStomper  Offline
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Alberta, Canada
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 [Re: Apache1] #1308800
Sun Apr 28 2019 03:31 PM
Sun Apr 28 2019 03:31 PM
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Apache1  Offline OP
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Whitwell, TN
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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Last edited by Apache1; Sun Apr 28 2019 06:59 PM.

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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings [Re: Apache1] #1308801
Sun Apr 28 2019 03:36 PM
Sun Apr 28 2019 03:36 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
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El Reno, Okla
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 [Re: Apache1] #1308817
Sun Apr 28 2019 07:01 PM
Sun Apr 28 2019 07:01 PM
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Apache1  Offline OP
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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?


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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings [Re: Apache1] #1308830
Sun Apr 28 2019 09:00 PM
Sun Apr 28 2019 09:00 PM
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FootStomper  Offline
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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 [Re: Apache1] #1308856
Mon Apr 29 2019 01:02 AM
Mon Apr 29 2019 01:02 AM
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Apache1  Offline OP
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Whitwell, TN
Thanks Darcy, I just might purchase a set of Blue Dots.

Last edited by Apache1; Mon Apr 29 2019 01:05 AM.

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


Martin
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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

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


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Re: '59 Fleetside Tailight Housings [Re: Apache1] #1308900
Mon Apr 29 2019 11:40 AM
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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