Taillight Bezel Number 1956

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Greg Pappas
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Taillight Bezel Number 1956

#1 Post by Greg Pappas » Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:08 pm

Looking for the correct K Benzel numbers for the rear of my 1956

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Re: Taillight Bezel Number 1956

#2 Post by Mike Vollmer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:07 pm

Inner tail K1485, outer break/blinker K3204

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Re: Taillight Bezel Number 1956

#3 Post by James Davies » Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:14 pm

Mike, 1956 356A cars had single-pole lights on all 4 rear beehives, unlike the pre-A configuration you mention above, which have a single and dual-pole on each side. SWF single pole lights had K14xx approval numbers, and dual-pole were K32xx.

Greg, see this thread for your answer.

viewtopic.php?p=277416#p277416
So for 356A T1:

K3215, clear front light with blinker, dual-pole socket and bulb (15/5 watt)
K1485, red brake and blinker, outer rear, single-pole socket and bulb (15 watt)
K1481, red tail light, inner rear, single-pole socket and bulb (5 watt)
Verified by checking on a couple unrestored, original-paint, low-mileage T1 cars spanning early 1956 to early 1957.

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Re: Taillight Bezel Number 1956

#4 Post by Greg Pappas » Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:16 am

Thanks very much for the information.
Greg

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