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Old 01-24-2006, 09:00 PM
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Chevy/GM '55-'63 Stop/Tail Light Pigtail

Does anyone know where I can buy the stop/tail light pigtail for a Chevy or any '55-'63 GM cars? This is the part with two spring loaded contact with two wires that fits in the socket. I looked in the NAPA catalog and couldn't find it so a part number would help.

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Try this.

http://www.smpcorp.com/home.asp
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Thanks for the link but pigtail not there.
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Doc here,

Try this:

http://www.partsamerica.com/Category...px?catid=2020A

Scroll down to pigtail sockets, 2 and 3 wire..

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Old 01-25-2006, 05:25 PM
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Hey Doc, thanks for the link. But unfortunately, it doesn't have the one I need. The quest goes on.
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Doc here,

Post a pic of it..So I can see what your trying to find..

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Here's the pic.



The silver "dot" on the bottom right is where a "nub" is suppose to be but has broken off.

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Taillight pigtail

Seon, in all of my resto's of that period vehicle, I've always gone to related salvage yards and scavanged these particular pieces from junkers. Most of them I've had to do some cleaning on, but so far, it's been 100 per cent success rate. My first encounter with this was on my 58 Impala. If you would like to call CTC's Auto Ranch on I-35 in Denton, Texas, they have billions (?) of these cars. All I can remember of their phone # right now is that it is a 482 exchange, which might put them in the Sanger Texas or Krum Texas directory. But I bet if you do the 1411 thing, you'll get 'em. Happy hunting
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Hey Dave, thanks for your reply. Problem with the bone yard part is that the wires are often brittle due to age.

I'm sure they're still available new, it's just a matter of finding the right part number ....the pigtail itself is only a couple of dollars each.
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Doc here,

Try Year one or OPG (original Parts group) See what they have, another good source is Hemmings.

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Stop light pigtail

Hey, I just thought of something. I should have remembered this before. Pick up an issue of Super Chevy. There is a group of Chevy owners called Late Great Chevy who advertise in the mag. This group is where I found a supplier out of New Ulm, Minnesota who I got lots of stuff for 58's, 62's, etc, and I think I remember the pigtail in their catalog. You can also find a company, I believe it's Show Cars By Brad, Brad being Brad Ranweiler. These were two excellent sources for switches, fan and wiper motors, and stuff like that. Hope this helps. When I go to my warehouse next, I'll try to find that info if you haven't been able to.
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For Doc and Dave: Thanks so much for further leads. I'll follow up.
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Woohoo, I think I found it in "The Truck Shop" catalog for $5 each. Just so happens that there's a swap meet this weekend that they'll have a truck load of parts there so hopefully they'll have it. I'll post after the swap meet
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Woohoo, I think I found it in "The Truck Shop" catalog for $5 each. Just so happens that there's a swap meet this weekend that they'll have a truck load of parts there so hopefully they'll have it. I'll post after the swap meet
Doc here,

KEWL DUDE!!

Don't forget to get a handful of extras to toss in the toolbox!

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Pigtail

And if you have time, pick up some muffler bearings and foo-foo valves and any other rare items you may need later!! Seriously, good luck.
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