55 tailight lens

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55 tailight lens

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Post by hibuck1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:17 pm

does anybody know if 1955 pan tailight lens was glass and if so what is the correct writing inbeded on the glass ? there are a few glass lens on ebay one repop and few others trying to see what was correct for 55



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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by john HD » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:40 pm

hibuck,

my understanding is that very early '55 was glass the rest were plastic. old dude sells very nice replicas.

i'll see if i have a pic of the plastic one.

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by hibuck1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:41 pm

thanks John do you know what the glass one had for markings?

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by UPSROD » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:45 pm

I don't think a 55 with a frame stamped C5 would be an early 55.

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by john HD » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:46 pm

the one i had (traded it) was blank.

the plastic one is marked RH-55 and has "guidex" in very small script.

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by hibuck1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:48 pm

here is one on ebay HARLEY VINTAGE GLASS TAILLIGHT 55-72 PANHEAD SHOVELHEAD (#250774307954)

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by hibuck1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:50 pm

and one that is listed as a repop Guide GLASS TAILLIGHT LENS 55 72 Harley FL XL Sportster (#360344051935)

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by john HD » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:51 pm

here are old dude's

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by hibuck1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:53 pm

UPSROD I don't think i said C-5 was a early frame I was just showing danny what a date code looks like, thats from my 55 straight leg frame march of 1955

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by hibuck1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:54 pm

thanks John now thats a plastic one?

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by john HD » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:56 pm

yes! and that may be the one you want. i think the second ebay one (possibly both) you posted may be for a chevy panel truck.

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by hibuck1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:58 pm

thankyou John ,they are both listed as harley but I will call Old Dude monday and order one thanks again John

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Re: 55 tailight lens

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Post by hydra74 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:58 am

i have two lenses both plastic only difference is the SAE-ST marking
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