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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Early popes nose on a 56/57 deck lid Reply with quote

Hi all,I purchased a 57 deck lid to replace my shaved 57 deck lid and want to put the early popes nose light off of a pre 55.Has anybody done this and if so how much extra work is it.Thanks,Andy
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Early popes nose on a 56/57 deck lid Reply with quote

thompam wrote:
Hi all,I purchased a 57 deck lid to replace my shaved 57 deck lid and want to put the early popes nose light off of a pre 55.Has anybody done this and if so how much extra work is it.Thanks,Andy



You mean pre-'53! Oval W decklids have the pope nose hole wider. I guess if you can get the metal part/area around the pope nose from the split decklid you can weld it to the oval decklid. Compare it to thise pictures.


Oval W decklid ('53-'57)

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Split W decklid ("52 down). This one is (I think) '50- '52


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Here is the pope nose for a split & the oval.

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oval

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Early popes nose on a 56/57 deck lid Reply with quote

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thompam wrote:
Hi all,I purchased a 57 deck lid to replace my shaved 57 deck lid and want to put the early popes nose light off of a pre 55.Has anybody done this and if so how much extra work is it.Thanks,Andy



You mean pre-'53! Oval W decklids have the pope nose hole wider. I guess if you can get the metal part/area around the pope nose from the split decklid you can weld it to the oval decklid. Compare it to thise pictures.

This is just what i was talking about.Not real good with my years but you know what i am looking for.I did'nt want to buy one if i could'nt make it work.The width and height look close and i can fab up a piece for the bolt hole location.Thanks!

Oval W decklid ('53-'57)

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Split W decklid ("52 down). This one is (I think) '50- '52


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Here is the pope nose for a split & the oval.

Split:


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oval

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Repro split decklids are now being made. That would be the best route to take for putting a Pope's nose on a '57 if you don't want to cut out that section of metal and fabricate the earlier style pressing.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:02 am    Post subject: Popoes Nose Reply with quote

Does anyone make a repro Popes Nose ? Any info will be appreciated....
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I have the housing available in fiberglass. PM me if you're interested.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Early popes nose on a 56/57 deck lid Reply with quote

Is there any difference between 53 and 60 nose?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Early popes nose on a 56/57 deck lid Reply with quote

Yes, see above.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: Early popes nose on a 56/57 deck lid Reply with quote

Zvonimir1985 wrote:
Is there any difference between 53 and 60 nose?


Above doesn't describe the difference, but yes any oval window era decklid nose is different than 1960. The oval era nose has more curves on the upper edge to fit the more defined W-decklid of 1957 and earlier
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