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DARKSIDER In the world of automotive hobbyists a Darksider is one who modifies and or customizes any and all sorts of vehicles. The Darksiders are in a class of their own simply because they endeavor to be different and do things that others would not attempt for a number of reasons mostly being related to a lack of ability and fear of non conformity.

This is a forum for people who think outside the box in everything they do. It doesn’t matter if you are modifying or building from scratch. It doesn’t matter what brand or brands of vehicles or components you are using. It doesn’t matter if you are working on a mini car or a bus.

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    You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:17 pm

    I'm putting 1959 Caddilac taillights in the back fenders of my 1960 Ford pickup.
    This is what it looked like when I stopped for lunch.

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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  charger on Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:00 pm

    Nice,i like it!!!!
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  havi on Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:18 pm

    Sweet!!
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:17 pm

    See, I told you that you belonged here...

    You are soooo Darkside...


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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:26 pm

    Thanks guys.
    When I was a kid I really liked the step by step photos in hotrod magazines
    so heres step by step photos of my tailight installation.
    This is the way I do it and if you know a better way, I sure would like to learn it!

    I take a flat piece of metal 11 1/2" by 11 1/2" because I want to make a 3 1/2" diameter tube.

    I run it thru the English Wheel to make it curl up, then use hose clamps to hold it while I weld it.

    I have seen guys obsessing about where to get metal to work on their cars. This metal was the skin of a washing machine...or maybe a dryer. Good stuff.
    I keep car and truck hoods and cut them up as needed, too.

    Heres the tube

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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:27 pm

    Cut a circle for the end
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:30 pm

    Join the tube and end. Make holes to match the 59 caddy lite.
    The little chinese guy put the center piece in at an angle.
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:33 pm

    Cut a hole in the fender.
    Good luck with that.
    I used the shape I used in my 39 fender.
    It was WRONG.
    I had to add some metal back.

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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:40 pm

    Correct shaped hole with the tube inserted and welded.
    I prefer to work the metal without using any bondo but in this case a little will be needed at the small scraps used to fill the false cut .
    The tube was welded in with an arc welder using 1/8" 6011 rods.
    I dont recommend it, its just what I have done for 38 years.

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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:41 pm

    The next fender will come out better.
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:42 pm

    the tail light
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:43 pm

    the base of the tail light with worthless holes

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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:45 pm

    drill'em out and weld in 1/4" bolts


    Then cut a gasket out of an old inner tube and the taillite is ready to go into the fender.
    The next picture of this fender will be when its painted and on the truck
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:58 pm

    Now that's the kind of stuff I like to see here. That's what the Darkside is all about.


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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:18 pm



    Lots to do still...tailgate, paint the roof white and get some nice wheels
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:09 am

    I think you are making good progress though.


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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  55f350 on Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:47 pm

    as the saying goes rome wasn't built in a day ........... i like it , but then again im an oddball ..... been thinking about a roll pan made outta the crown vic trunk lid { already measured and marked it if i wanna do it } and them , the caddy lights , or a set of poncho from about 50 or so in it frenched in . prolly wont though ... i want to drive it again so bad i'm rushing to get it rewired and running as we speak ........
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Bloodyknuckles on Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:07 am

    Very nice, when can you do mine?? LOL
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:16 am

    Thanks guys!
    Hey bloody knuckles my grandpa had a truck like yours
    (except it was a Studebaker and it wuz a 4 dr car and.....haha)
    I bet you guys have heard that before, along with -- is your bone stock original model A a 'kit car'?? I was speechless

    Grandpa had a turquoise 55 Ford pickup for many years.
    I showed up one day and it was gone.
    Sold it, He said.
    Got $75 for it, He said.
    You shudda heard me cussin

    I had no idea those tail lights were gonna turn out like that.
    If I ever do it again I will position the lights closer to the rear of the fender .
    That said, I kinda like the deep inset and long teardrop shape.
    I've never seen another like it!
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Bloodyknuckles on Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:35 pm

    Its ok if ya ask me at that height,they would be at eye height to the person behind you and they'll be seen.
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    Re: You saw it here first

    Post  Guest on Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:51 pm

    you have hit one of my pet peeves.
    For more than 45 years I have wondered about hotrodders weird obsession with putting tail lights as low as possible.
    Thats a dumb idea.
    When manufacturers came out with third brake lights, they seemed like a good smart idea.
    When that (Pontiac??) van came out with the tail lights in the C pillar, it sure made sense to me.
    I want to incorporate those small chrome bullet red lites into the upper rolled edge of the pickup bed as brake lites.

    I plan to hold off on posting more pictures of this truck until it is road ready.
    I think I must have spent about 8 hours on the license plate holder and license light...and its nothing out of the ordinary.

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