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Old 03-03-2003, 06:45 PM
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Post Back Up Lights - how to choose?

My truck has 2 sets of lights in the rear ... the standard 54 Chevy Red tail-lights (sitting independently off the body, just above the bumper) serving as park and brake lights ... and then, there are two amber lights (2" x 3" set in the bottom side of the tailgate) serving as blinkers.

Now that I'm planning out my EZ-Wire kit install, I want to install back-up lights ... something nice and bright, too.

Any suggestions on a cool set to install? Where to place them? And, especially, how do I determine what's gonna provide a nice bright light?

Also, I'm wondering about the above mentioned setup. Aren't the Brake lights and Blinker lights usually the red lights??

Maybe I should swap out the amber lights for white backups?

Your opinions and ideas are greatly appreciated!

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Old 03-03-2003, 07:09 PM
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If you want something bright go with LED's. If you want to see how bright they actually are look in Bullheimers album. He has a set on gis truck and they are definatly bright. Anything custom and flush mounted would mean body modification and repaint. Not a big deal if you up for the work. depending on the setup you can just limit the modification and painting to a certain area. If you want a custom shape you can get teardrops or those cool caddy tails and mount them on the exsterior beside the bed or above the bed or anywhere. I think buckets are made for these to be exsternally mounted, if not the can be pretty easily made.

Also usually all blinkers are amber lights except on passenger cars I beleive.

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Old 03-03-2003, 08:21 PM
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Thanks again, HK!

Glad to hear about the ambers ... that keeps it simple. And I guess a couple of teardrops would be cool - beside the bed, and low.

Man! Bullheimer's truck is killer! Nice 55 - I really like the compartment titles ... "body bags ... gas masks" ... LOL!

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You said you want bright back up lights. You can install fog lights as backup lights. You can get small ones and place them just about anywhere.
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Thanks awsum34 ... I think that's just what I'll do! Man! My truck's gonna see some changes this month!
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horvath, I also use a set of fog lites for back up lites. my back up switch is fried in the tranny, and it's just wired to a toggle that I flip when its neeeded. also does wonders for as$holes behind me running hibeams <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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LOL!!! That's a GRAND idea, Crazy Larry! I always wish I could do something to those %&$##'s when they're riding around with their hi-beams on behind me.

I've decided to install a Gennie Shifter in my truck, and they just told me I'd have to order the backup lights assembly with it if I wanted the deal to happen when I shift into reverse ... I *was* gonna order the assembly, but now I'm thinking a pull switch will be a much better idea -- 2 birds; one stone!

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