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Old 04-04-2006, 05:55 PM
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reverse lights ideas for '65 chevy c10 lwb stepside?

a link to a image of the rear of my '65 c10 lwb stepside

I am thinking of mountin' up some round lensed white lights to hang off my rear bumper brackets to be my reverse lights.

I don't want to punch holes in the rear of the fenders to put the original type reverse lights, which were an option in '65 but standard in '66.

So, I thought I'd ask you folks if you have any ideas for lights to use.

just fishin' for some ideas...

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could maybe use the late 70s-early 80s style stepside tail lights with reverse lights built in. like these on my stepside.
Or Ive also seen lights that fit in the roll of the bed sides somewhere...Chevy Duty or LMC maybe.
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Doc here,

OR, ...

Maybe a Smaller version of this...mounted below or above the bumper..



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Old 04-05-2006, 05:29 AM
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I was bangin' around the net and came up on these:

http://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/me...tegory_Code=FL

Code: PL-1038W

Performance Lighting 2-1/2" Round Fog Light Kit

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Hmnn.

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normal back up lights are only about (?) 20W

the small round 55W lamps you found work so well you can hang them from the frame just barely peaking out....you want flood, not pencil or spot

these in the pic' are $25? Autozone

(footnote for others: tinted "almost flat" rear glass in a fastback= can't see #### at night, till I added the 55W lamps......consider adding them to your car?)
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Old 04-05-2006, 03:51 PM
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red65mustang,
those lights are nice and subtle.

Well, the light in the url above that I posted, they are round and have the mounts that hang down - and only 2 1/2 inches in diameter on the lens... the first ones I've found that hang down and are round and not 4 inches or so.

So, how big exactly are the ones on yer 'stang?

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those are ($22 Autozone) 3 1/8" diameter, 55W, a good fit between the frame rail and gas tank decided it....(protection from thrown tire crap)
there are lots of 55W shapes and sizes available, Advance Auto, Pep Boys, Autozone etc

mounted them towards the front of the tank (is why they look so small?) for max "flood" light pattern, did make small "L" brackets so they hang down to "peek" better

had to lay the camera on the ground for the pic, they don't show at all otherwise

clarification to others:....got tinted rear glass....consider adding them to your car
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