1956 Tonka Pumper Fire Truck Tail Lights

Early 1956 Bullet Lights

Early bullet style tail lights on the 1956 #46 Suburban Pumper. Photo courtesy Fred Carlton
Late 1956 Taillights

Later button style tail lights on the 1956 #46 Suburban Pumper. Photo courtesy Fred Carlton

The bullet style and bezel and the button style with backing plate are not interchangeable. Mark states, "The holes (for the bullet style) are in the same identical location as the regular button type tail lights, but the holes in the fender (for the bullet style) are slightly bigger, not smaller. The holes are made to be larger to accommodate the single chrome plated bezel which in its design has a larger O.D. which is the bent metal prongs. If you were to try to place those into a regular button style tail light, it would not fit. I know this from experience with the models I have had in my collection..."



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