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Old 03-03-2021, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default Taillight fender hole.

I am going to add a RH taillight to my 1929 Tudor. Can someone please give me the correct diameter of the hole in the fender for the wiring? Also, if someone has a locator pattern for correct positioning, I could use that too.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:21 PM   #2
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Could you just remove the left light and use a piece of paper to make a template relative to the fender edges? Use those hole sizes for the ones you are adding on the right.
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I caution you that the RH tail light brackets are not the opposite geometry of the original LH bracket, so do not transfer any location measurements from the LH side. Instead position the RH tail light with its bracket so it is visually of the same height and distance from the body as the LH light.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:41 AM   #4
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I caution you that the RH tail light brackets are not the opposite geometry of the original LH bracket, so do not transfer any location measurements from the LH side. Instead position the RH tail light with its bracket so it is visually of the same height and distance from the body as the LH light.
I measured twice and still the rh light didn't look right, it was close so I stepped back and adjusted the rh light to look right. I used a level and a long straight edge and taped the light to the fender moving it until it looked right.

Thank you Bob ! I thought it was just me being off.
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:47 AM   #5
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I caution you that the RH tail light brackets are not the opposite geometry of the original LH bracket, so do not transfer any location measurements from the LH side. Instead position the RH tail light with its bracket so it is visually of the same height and distance from the body as the LH light.
I agree with the visual positioning and I suggest you use a helper just in case your eyes are playing tricks on you. After we agreed on location we taped it in place and stood back and had a look from different directions.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:24 AM   #6
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I did make a paper template of the left fender holes positioning the paper edge with the outside lines of the fender. I so took a measurement from the fender bottom. When I moved it to the right fender I turned the template over so it would fit. Visually and dimensionally all was well.
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I caution you that the RH tail light brackets are not the opposite geometry of the original LH bracket, so do not transfer any location measurements from the LH side. Instead position the RH tail light with its bracket so it is visually of the same height and distance from the body as the LH light.
Good tip, Bob, thanks for this. I need to put a RH taillight on my Sedan. Engineer that I am, I would have done this analytically by transferring measurements. Looks like I get to enlist my bride as Visual QA on this one.

Any of you with original part numbers - are the RH taillight brackets the same across all the passenger car bodies (aftermarket suppliers seem to imply so)? Looking specifically for any cross-applications with 1930 Murray Town Sedan.

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Could you just remove the left light and use a piece of paper to make a template relative to the fender edges? Use those hole sizes for the ones you are adding on the right.
I want to avoid taking the LH light off.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:59 AM   #9
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The tail light brackets made by Vintique are not even close to being symmetrical. Even when you level them up they don't look right.

Don't use the fender hole position of the left light for the right light. I guarantee you will regret it.

I avoid Vintique products whenever I can.
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Old 03-04-2021, 04:23 PM   #10
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I got the bracket from Mike’s.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:42 PM   #11
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Default Re: Taillight fender hole.

This is all good info, but to get back to my original post, all I really need is the diameter of the hole in the fender for the wiring. Surely someone has a 29 Tudor left fender without the taillight attached in their pile, or are restoring a 29 Tudor and can measure that hole? Please?
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Old 03-05-2021, 03:20 PM   #12
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I have a 31 Tudor rear fender here that I have been working on and it has a one inch hole for the wires.
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Thank you, Gary! That’s the info I need!
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