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Old 06-28-2004, 03:06 PM
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Need some opinions on tail lights

I'm working on my '46 Chevy Panel and I need some help with tail light selections. I want to put four lights across the rear end, why, because we have IDIOTS around here for drivers, so to save myself and the truck I want four lights for protection.(maybe they will be seen) Anyway I was thinking about the early chevy rectangle lights, one over the other or side by side on each side but then I got a freebie. I was given four tails lights from a Cat loader new in the box. Now they have a large frame around them that I can mount on the inside of the roll pan so all that is seen is just the lights. What do you guys think???



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How about installing a couple of these puppies in the edges of the panel? Can be eye-high for the idiots.
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Hey Dave I would think they ought to be brite and big enough,maybe wiring one for turn signal, the other for brake. Would it be possible to find some led to fit inside those?
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Thats very similar to what I've been thinking about doing on my '53. My thought was the lights from the back of a semi trailer they have rubber grommets that fit in a 4" hole and can be had with LED or regular bulbs. Will look much the same as what you have there when recessed in the rolled pan. The only difference is the semi lights have a flat lens.

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Old 06-29-2004, 08:26 AM
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Thanks for the input so far guys.

Willy's I like those lights allot and I would if I could but I'm not that good LOL.

Hey zonk, thats kinda the plan on the wiring. I've just got to figure it out so I have all three, tail, brake and turn. It shouldn't be that hard to do. I know I want the outers to be turn and tail and the inners to be tail and brake. I don't think I can get LEDs for these because the bulbs are upright.

Center, I looked at those lights myself and found you can get the grommet in black or red. I also looked at some that are an oval instead of just round. And you can get them both in the LED.

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Old 06-29-2004, 08:57 AM
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Thanks for the input so far guys.

Willy's I like those lights allot and I would if I could but I'm not that good LOL.

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Dave, I'm pretty much a hacker myself but they aren't that hard to do. See my method in my Journal. If you are OK w/ a MIG welder and can sling Bondo, you can do it too!
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