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Old 12-03-2003, 07:57 PM
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Adding turn signals to '53 Ford P/U

I have a 1953 Ford F-100 P/U and want to add turn signals to it. The truck is original and has the stock steering wheel and dash/gauges. There are left and right arrows indicators (cut-outs in the dash panel) but no actual turn signals. I don't know if the truck originally came with turn signals or if they were an option that was not ordered on this truck. Is there a source for buying/adding turn signals and can it be done. I am also curious about any wiring that would need to be added or can the existing wiring be adapted.
My state inspection requires signals plus I would feel a lot safer having them. Thanks in advance for any comments.

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Old 12-03-2003, 08:30 PM
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They used to sell turn signal kits, through places like JC Whitney etc. Try them, they might still have something. Maybe a tractor dealer might have something designed for tractors.


Otherwise, you will probably have to change the steering column to one that has the signals built in. Then you will have to figure out the wireing.
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If it was me, I'd swap out the steering column for one with a turn signal switch in it, and tilt steering (while I was at it) ... then, since the truck probably needs it (like my 54 Chevy pickup did) I'd rewire the whole truck. Everything would be simpler, and safer, that way.

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I agree on the column swap.The only kits that I have ever seen were mounted to the top of the column and were kind of cheesy looking.

Alan, that is nice site you have built there. I really like the overall look of it!
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Old 12-04-2003, 04:37 AM
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