Dumbass Tail Light Question

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    On my 64 Valiant 2 door sedan, how do I tell which side tail light is which? I'm not sure they are on the correct sides and I think they are different somehow. Thank you drive through.
     
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    Post pics

    Maybe they fit on either side.

    My 63 valiant wagon has lenses that fit either side.
     
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    Agreed...
     
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    First the right, then the left. And Baby Pink Nose says hay.

    RIGHT TAIL LIGHT.jpg
    LEFT TAIL LIGHT.jpg

    BABY PINK NOSE.jpg
     
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      Part numbers... evens are passenger side and odds are drivers side.
      Or is it ...? Lol
       
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        switch them and see if they fit better, although there may not be any difference. just don't mix them up when you do it because you may have to switch them again if you forget which was which

        deeerrrr... nevermind lol
         
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          If you look at the bottom you can see a difference. I believe they are on correctly. I'm just not 100% sure. I may swap them and see. Thanks.
           
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          LOL yeah I knew that but like you cannot remember which it is.
           
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          • George Jets

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            Check the Red lenses and see if there is an L or an R in the cast plastic numbers.
             
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              I did some heater actuators the other day,i marked where they came from,so i wouldnt forget in case i got interrupted.
              I got interrupted. For once i was one step ahead of myself..
               
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                Turn right signal on, if right lights up it's right. Right???
                Cmon I wasnt the only one thinking that lol
                 
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                • RustyRatRod

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                  Yeah, I ain't ever THAT smart. LOL
                   
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                  How is it that with a collective of probably 60 years of experience working on these between the 2 of us we cant remember if the left side is passenger or the right !
                  Lol
                   
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                  Damned if I know. lol
                   
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                  Its always from driver's seat.
                  chrysler has odd numbers for left parts, even for right. Or is it the other way around?? That i cant remember.
                   
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                  • George Jets

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                    Yes they are different.
                    Left and Right tail lights are different. Take a look at the chrome peak at the top of the chrome tail light castings. The chrome ramps on either side of the peaks are different lengths, one longer one shorter. Also the chrome peaks are slightly off center for left and right.

                    Right now they look like they are "Toed Out" at the tops, so yes look like they are installed opposite of what they should be left for right and right for left.

                    Looked them up on ebay too, they sell left and right specific tail lights for the 64s.
                     
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                      Driver side is odd .
                       
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                        LOLOL I'm happy I ain't the ONLY one with problems...............Good to see the cat is still kickin
                         
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                        They look like they're on the wrong sides. If you look how it lines up with the body line on the inboard side, it looks like the body line widens. As George Jet pointed out, the top toes out.

                        Swap them around and post the pictures from the same angle. It'd be easier to judge.
                         
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                        I think yall are right. I will swap them around and post pictures in a little bit. Thanks yall.
                         
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                          Odd on the left, even on the right.
                           
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                          First Install on 64 ValiantTail Lights, RRR.

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                          Even on right and odd on left means they were correct. They will not fit otherwise.
                           
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                          Also look at the angle of the lower chrome ramps left and right of each tip at the bumper. Looks like one of those angles is sharper to go with the bumper turning the corner. You may have had them installed right to begin with by the looks of that.

                          Also if the mounting holes in the body are like 3/8" that may give you some room to slop them around a bit and get them to line up with the body lines better, more centered between the body lines.
                           
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                          I will leave the driver's side one out this time, as I need another housing. This one has a couple of the studs broken off and tried as I might, they will NOT come out. So I need s fairly decent one. It will need a little pitting to match the passenger's side. lol Anybody got anything?
                           
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