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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 19, 4:34 PM Thread Starter
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Some lighting ideas from the past.

This is what I did in 1967. MOPARS has some Amber lighting for fenders, They were chrome & round about the size of a half dollar or a silver dollar, Dont remember???
What I did on my 66 396........... Ground the edges off and made the MOPAR light fit just inside the " V " on the 396 emblem.
After that was finished , I got some other MOPAR lights, They were chrome about an 1 & 1/2" or 2" long with a ,,,About 3/8" square amber light inside. MOPAR used these lights for fender turn Sig. ind. lights.
They sure did look purdy on a 66 with a 396 & 4 speed. I dont remember what type or year of MOPAR the lights came from.
Any MOPAR guys know? They had to be " PRE ", 1967!
PLEASE, NO FLACK........ I did this over fifty years ago!
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Re: Some lighting ideas from the past.

1968-only Mopar side marker lights. They were like little bulls-eyes. All Mopars except for the Chryslers used them (Chrysler used square versions). They were kind of a popular custom touch for the older car crowd.

Those fender peak turn signal reminder lights were cool, again circa 1968 but probably ran a bunch of years either way. That is where GM installed the U46 light monitoring on the front fenders 67-70.

Don't be too hard on yourself for adding them all those years ago. These cars rarely stayed stock long when owned by enthusiasts. I remember seeing a 1-owner Aztec Bronze '66 SS396 convertible with original paint that had those very markers added, and hood pins too! Later that car went through one of the auction houses.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 19, 9:25 AM
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Re: Some lighting ideas from the past.

Yep 1968, federally mandated side marker lights. I keep that in mind driving my 1967 that people from the side may not even know I am pulling out with a dark color and no lights or reflectors at all on the side of the El Camino.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 19, 11:47 AM
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Re: Some lighting ideas from the past.

I turned the rear bumper reflectors in my '70 Elky into taillights. I drilled a hole in them to fit a parts store socket with prongs and wired it into the rear harness. Looks nice and adds to the rear light array.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 19, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Some lighting ideas from the past.

The El Camino bumpers fit many different years. Before the El Camino " Back Up Lights " were in the tailgate, Can anyone GUESS where they were, LOL.
G.M. ,,,,,,,,,,, Naaaa, Dont change the bumper, Stick some red reflectors in the hole ( now that we dont need it)
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