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Old 10-18-2006, 12:31 PM
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72 Chevelle Parking Lights

I'm in the midst of rehabing my '72 El Camino. Yesterday, I reinstalled the parking/marker light lenses in the front fender extensions. One side is cracked and I remembered I had a couple spares.

The lenses currently on the vehicle are all amber. My spares are white in the front and amber on the sides. They're dated '72.

So, I checked Ebay and found both type lenses on the '72 Chevelles for sale.

Anyone know what the difference is? If any?

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Old 10-18-2006, 12:56 PM
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I had a 72 Chevelle and a 72 Elcamino, I do not know why there is a difference but I went through that probably 15+ years ago. If I remember right, and most likely I don't, the Elcamino and the Chevelle used different, but looked the same, lenses. Or maybe it was the fender extensions?
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Yes, I found after buying the '72 that the only things in common between the Chevelle and El Camino front ends are the hood, grille, and bumper. Fenders, fender extensions, bezels, lenses are all different.

But, I still don't know why the different color lenses.
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:57 PM
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Doc here,

I gonna shoot a guess here...(and that's all it is..)

the difference may be placement of the signal/park system with regard to the beam Flood of the headlight system..a white flashing lamp under a high-beam is impossible to see at night..whereas a yellow is not..

The other guess, would be, some worry~wort engineer at DOT thought white Vs Yellow to the front provides better lumen's and ordered a change mid year..

My third guess is : That is why it is Called "General Mystery"... (if it ain't broke...engineer it so it soon will require service at the dealer..)

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When I had a 1970 El Camino ... the turn signals were the same as a 1970 Monte Carlo ... but not the Chevelle

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But, I still don't know why the different color lenses.
Fashion, of course.

The white lenses would have had amber bulbs underneath them, and vice versa.
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That's a good solution. I'll go with the amber bulbs. I like the white lenses.
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