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NYFDX
Posted 2019-10-12 12:35 AM (#588712)
Subject: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon


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Anyone have updates on where to get repo plastic lens?  Searched the forums but the info is a bit dated.

Thanks

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mstrug
Posted 2019-10-12 5:29 AM (#588713 - in reply to #588712)
Subject: Re: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon



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There a re a lot of 'lens' on you car. What are you looking for exactly?
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NYFDX
Posted 2019-10-12 11:14 AM (#588719 - in reply to #588712)
Subject: Re: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon


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Mainly looking for the clear plastic piece that goes in the trim attached to the grill. Also could use taillight, backup and license plate lens.
Thanks
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-12 2:15 PM (#588733 - in reply to #588719)
Subject: Re: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon



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NYFDX - 2019-10-12 8:14 AM

Mainly looking for the clear plastic piece that goes in the trim attached to the grill. Also could use taillight, backup and license plate lens.
Thanks


Like these?

Front signal lights:

Pair:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1956-DESOTO-FRONT-BUMPER-GUARDS-W-LIGHT-ASSE...

Singles:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1956-DESOTO-FRONT-BUMPER-GUARD-TURN-SIGNAL-A...

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1956-DESOTO-FRONT-BUMPER-GUARD-TURN-SIGNAL-A...





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mstrug
Posted 2019-10-12 3:02 PM (#588736 - in reply to #588712)
Subject: Re: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon



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https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ca...
flAhUFOKwKHchACrUQjB16BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.moparmall.com%2F1658158-1956-DeSoto-Chrysler-Wagon-Tail-Lenses-p%2F822-978(2-pk).htm&psig=AOvVaw3p
on-Tail-Lenses-p%2F822-978(2-pk).htm&psig=AOvVaw3pRotFZ3V-4QO9zYYLpeA2&ust=1570993082517969


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mopar-NOS-Back-Up-Lamp-Lenses-55-56-DeSoto-...
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-12 4:20 PM (#588739 - in reply to #588719)
Subject: Re: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon



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NYFDX - 2019-10-12 8:14 AM Also could use taillight, backup and license plate lens.


I *WAS* thinking that the 56 Desoto wagon rear is much like the 55 Desoto rear. BUT NOPE. Sorry.

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NYFDX
Posted 2019-10-12 5:15 PM (#588745 - in reply to #588712)
Subject: RE: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon


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56D:

Great pics! The 56 looks identical to the one I have, minus the colossal amount of work it needs

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NYFDX
Posted 2019-10-12 5:28 PM (#588746 - in reply to #588712)
Subject: RE: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon


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Here it is:



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56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-12 5:29 PM (#588747 - in reply to #588745)
Subject: RE: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon



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NYFDX - 2019-10-12 2:15 PM
Great pics! The 56 looks identical to the one I have, minus the colossal amount of work it needs


Well, I hope you have a good budget because I could bust it for you.

Your lenses should be the same left and right and should be 1658 158, also used on the 56 Chrysler wagons. The good news I found a vendor that says they have them. The bad news. The price is outrageous.

"https://www.moparmall.com/1658158-1956-DeSoto-Chrysler-Wagon-Tail-Lenses-p/822-978(2-pk).htm"

(copy and paste this ^^^ from the ht.....to htm without the quotes into your browser)







Edited by 56D500boy 2019-10-12 5:34 PM




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59 in Calif
Posted 2019-10-12 7:55 PM (#588754 - in reply to #588712)
Subject: Re: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon


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If your red lenses are still all in one piece and not cracked, get some rubbing compound and some really fine polishing compound and a dremmer with polishing pads and polish them out. I did this with the 59 Dodge lenses that were cloudy and they came out like new. Jerry
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-12 8:07 PM (#588757 - in reply to #588754)
Subject: Re: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon



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59 in Calif - 2019-10-12 4:55 PM

If your red lenses are still all in one piece and not cracked, get some rubbing compound and some really fine polishing compound and a dremmer with polishing pads and polish them out.


Even if they are cracked and/or broken, as long as the fit of the pieces is tight, you can make repairs with Methylene Chloride and a fine syringe. Followed by 2000 grit sanding and polishing, etc. BTDT on an Audi taillight (or two)

This thread:

https://forums.quattroworld.com/s4s6/msgs/244993.phtml



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NYFDX
Posted 2019-10-12 8:19 PM (#588758 - in reply to #588712)
Subject: Re: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon


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All great info, thanks everyone.
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NYFDX
Posted 2019-10-12 8:25 PM (#588759 - in reply to #588712)
Subject: Re: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon


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$953-WOW.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-10-12 8:50 PM (#588760 - in reply to #588759)
Subject: Re: Plastic Lens-1956 Desoto firedome wagon



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NYFDX - 2019-10-12 5:25 PM
$953-WOW.


Makes the Methylene Chloride and/or some polishing look pretty attractive, huh?

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