Tail Light Assemblies - Reassembling, How?

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Tail Light Assemblies - Reassembling, How?

Postby TobyJH » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:11 pm

I bought my car disassembled and ready for the paint shop.

Now I am trying to put it back together again.

Does anyone have any diagrams or photographs of how the tail lights attach back on to the car?
I have no idea, and I can't figure it out.

Can anyone take some photos and post or send them?

Also, are there any rubber gaskets that are supposed to go between the chrome tail light housing and the body (paintwork) before re-attaching?

Thanks very much,
Toby J. H.
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Re: Tail Light Assemblies - Reassembling, How?

Postby 58limited » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:27 am

Toby, What model do you have?
1958 Buick Limited Riviera Coupe Model 755

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1957 Pontiac Transcontinental Safari
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Re: Tail Light Assemblies - Reassembling, How?

Postby TobyJH » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:46 am

1958 Buick Special, 40, 4 door sedan.
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Re: Tail Light Assemblies - Reassembling, How?

Postby dvonk » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:00 pm

delayed response here, but if you havent figured it out already, here are some photos to help.

there are threaded holes in the light reflector body that allow a threaded rod to be attached:
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and the threaded rods go through these holes in the body, and are attached with nuts:

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cant remember off the top of my head what the thread pitch is for the rods, but i got a suitable threaded rod at Ace Hardware and cut it to size with a hacksaw.
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