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55 Clipper Backup Lens
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Does anyone know of a source for the backup light lens for a 55 Clipper Constellation? I'm thinking of trying my hand at molding and casting new lenses for my Clipper, but both of my backup lenses are broken and missing pieces, so I can't make a mold of them. Not sure if I'll venture into the taillight lens, but if the backup lens come out okay, I just might try!
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Posted on: 2017/8/10 14:42
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Re: 55 Clipper Backup Lens
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The backup lenses become available from time to time, sometimes NOS still in the box. I was able to score a couple of them when I had my 55 Clipper at a reasonable cost. They conveyed when I sold the car. Check out Kanter and Max Merritt for the BU light lenses. You may want to check eBay too.

The tail-break light-turn signal lenses have been reproduced and are available if your credit is good, real good.

Good luck. JWL

Posted on: 2017/8/10 17:39
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Re: 55 Clipper Backup Lens
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Another source for those kind of parts is Tucson Packard. I bought a Starter dashboard bezel from them. They have a lot parts.

http://www.tucsonpackard.com/

Posted on: 2017/8/11 9:00
You can make a lot of really neat things from the parts left over after you rebuild your engine ...
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Re: 55 Clipper Backup Lens
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they show up on ebay every so often, but they aren't usually cheap when in good shape, so you may have a hard time finding one someone will let you borrow for this project.

Posted on: 2017/8/11 11:54
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Re: 55 Clipper Backup Lens
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I've seen a few but the NOS ones are far too expensive for a "driver" vehicle..... I've sent emails to a couple of vendors to see if they have repro's or serviceable originals, so we'll see what happens. The lense doesn't need to be perfect, just intact. I can fill any small cracks and polish the surface to get a good mold, but mine are in pieces, so I'd have to manually create part of the mold and I'm not that good.... ;^)

Posted on: 2017/8/11 12:21
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Re: 55 Clipper Backup Lens
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Have you checked with Joel Ray?

Posted on: 2017/8/11 13:11
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Re: 55 Clipper Backup Lens
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No. Is Joel a member? How can I contact him?

Posted on: 2017/8/12 13:39
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Re: 55 Clipper Backup Lens
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Joel's email is packards1@aol.com or you can send him a PM. He also has some things on his ebay store.http://stores.ebay.com/packards1

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Posted on: 2017/8/12 14:25
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Re: 55 Clipper Backup Lens
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Thanks. Saw nothing in his store but shooting him and email now. If anyone here has a complete lens that they would part with, I would appreciate a shout. It does not have to be perfect, just complete.

Posted on: 2017/8/12 14:34
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Posted on: 2017/8/14 21:47
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