Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lenses!

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Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lenses!

Post by petee33333 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:29 pm

So my reverse light lenses are completely shot, and one of the sockets has a short in it.
I was looking for options, including $40 reproduction lenses on ebay and a "will fit" socket to install to make it work.

I found this auction on ebay for a 3 inch diameter marine application transom light. I think it would look really cool on the truck. I am going to order a pair and see if I can make them work. $22 shipped for two of them is a whole lot cheaper than $40 just for the lenses, I know it isn't original, but... I think it will be a cool look... still 12 volts..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130644262231?ss ... 1979wt_967
Edit: Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002U ... orumpet-20
Part number/Model Number is 05391
SEACHOICE products Transom light

will post pictures when/if I get them installed...
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Re: reverse light mod - considering this..

Post by wally426ci » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:18 pm

Powerwagon54 Bud Thorpe has lenses.....

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Re: reverse light mod - considering this..

Post by Jims68 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:28 am

That light looks like a nice alternative reverse light. Post pics when you are done. They remind me of my back up lights on my 69 Road Runner, because they have that same type of chrome trim ring and all.

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Re: reverse light mod - considering this..

Post by petee33333 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:06 pm

The new lights arrived! $21.04 shipped for two lights...

They fit like a glove! I just shoved them in the hole and the screws lined up perfectly.
I have not had time to wire them yet, but that will be soon enough.
I will post better pictures when I get them working...

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Post by Jims68 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:01 pm

They look really nice! Goes great with your trim around the taillight too! Good Job! Now... get to wiring them! :lol:

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Post by wally426ci » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:43 pm

Man they look great!! :clap Good alternative. Silly me for buying NOS ones. :banghead

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Re: reverse light mod - considering this..

Post by gyman98 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:16 pm

They look great! Thanks for trying them and letting us know. I just ordered a set too

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Post by petee33333 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:47 pm

gyman98 wrote:They look great! Thanks for trying them and letting us know. I just ordered a set too
I am glad to see someone else is willing to give it a try. Please post some pictures when you get them done!

I have yet to hook them up, I haven't had time to even consider it. My wife and I went out of town to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, so they are not yet wired.... soon though.. soon..

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Re: reverse light mod - considering this..

Post by petee33333 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:07 pm

I finally got them installed and wired. I am very pleased with the results...

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If you get a set, please post some pictures!!

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Post by Jims68 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:02 pm

:salut :Thumbsup Brightest kid in your class! :joker

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Re: Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lense

Post by marine43 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:07 pm

Wow that looks great! Good idea! :clap Jim

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Re: Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lense

Post by Cris » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:54 pm

I'm in. Thanks for posting these up.

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Re: Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lense

Post by WD » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:58 pm

Nice idea. I turned mine into turn signals. Back up lights aren't required here.

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Re: Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lense

Post by Txas2step » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:46 pm

Bought a pair for my '67....they look real nice other than made in Taiwan. :pale

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Re: Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lense

Post by wide65 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:03 am

Looks great! :Thumbsup

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Re: Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lense

Post by dodgeboykim » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:45 pm

Great Idea.

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Re: Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lense

Post by RyanH » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:13 am

Just picked up a set for my 64.
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Re: Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lense

Post by petee33333 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:18 pm

RyanH wrote:Just picked up a set for my 64.
They look good! Thanks for posting the picture!

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Re: Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lense

Post by nytemuvr » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:53 pm

WD wrote:Nice idea. I turned mine into turn signals. Back up lights aren't required here.
Did you get amber lights for those?, Was thinking of doing the same thing.

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Re: Reverse Lights! An alternative to NOS/Reproduction lense

Post by cdog530 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:35 pm

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Thanks for the info....who wants to empty their pockets for some plastic lenses when these look better!
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