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Username Post: reverse lights        (Topic#351423)
Wooden_Nickel 
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06-04-18 10:15 AM - Post#2735892    

So my 53 chevy 210, 3 on the tree, never had reverse lights from what I can tell, both had a plastic plugs in them. I've seen a couple of different kinds of switches, any suggestions? Where to buy it?
First post many more to come



 

Keith_Knox 
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06-04-18 10:24 AM - Post#2735896    
    In response to Wooden_Nickel

Welcome to ChevyTalk. Do you have the service manual for your car? They are invaluable.

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
rrausch 
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06-04-18 08:30 PM - Post#2735962    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Welcome to CT. Tell us about your car, and post some pictures if you are able. Ditto on getting a Shop Manual.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
Wooden_Nickel 
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06-04-18 09:56 PM - Post#2735971    
    In response to rrausch

yes I do



 
Wooden_Nickel 
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06-04-18 10:06 PM - Post#2735973    
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It needs everything, I want to restore it, more bondo on the the top of the headlights including holding the right bucket in place yhen metal and the rear end it 60% bondo. Its going to be a couple of years but I will get there. Finally got it started amd running, took a mechanic but its running. Just redid all the wiring headlights, break lights and turn signals work now. New oil and anti-freeze going in on Wed for transmission and rear differential fluid. Mice lived in the roof and back window panel so probably all the interior also. the floor in front is gone, plate on drivers seems solid but passenger is soft. Guy from local restoration place coming on Thursday or Friday to give it a once over. I don't mind doing the mechanical but welding is going to be professionally done.



 
Wooden_Nickel 
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06-04-18 10:09 PM - Post#2735974    
    In response to Wooden_Nickel

Did find fenders in really good condition one small rust through spot but the rest solid and much better then mine. It came with all but 2 pieces of chrome which i found the windshield wiper already just need the front left grill guard but some of it is in bad shape will probably be cheaper to just replace then fix



 
Wooden_Nickel 
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06-04-18 10:19 PM - Post#2735975    
    In response to Wooden_Nickel

except the temp guage the original guages worked found a guy oin georgia that rebuilds them but 3 months to do it so this winter I will send them off

pics here til I get a membership
1953 Chevy 210 2 https://imgur.com/gallery/l1QXIKW



 
Keith_Knox 
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06-05-18 05:39 PM - Post#2736076    
    In response to Wooden_Nickel

Beware of mice droppings. Wear the correct mask when cleaning.
http://www.southernnevadahealthdistr ict.org/health...

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
2013 F150 Crew Cab


 
2D51STYDLX 
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06-05-18 10:41 PM - Post#2736109    
    In response to Keith_Knox

I have always wondered how long the droppings remain active with the virus ?

Roger
1951 2 door Deluxe Bone stock, well not quite, bucket seats.
Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
Thats why last night and this morning
Always look the same to me
John Prine



 
eplantage 
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06-06-18 04:34 AM - Post#2736123    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Good advice. I ended up with a lung infection after pulling the headliner out of my sedan delivery. Thankfully an inhaler with meds cured it. I'd use an actual respirator and not a dust mask.

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RAM_51 
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06-06-18 07:01 AM - Post#2736137    
    In response to Wooden_Nickel

  • Wooden_Nickel Said:
So my 53 chevy 210, 3 on the tree, never had reverse lights from what I can tell, both had a plastic plugs in them. I've seen a couple of different kinds of switches, any suggestions? Where to buy it?
First post many more to come



You need to get your hands on one of these. It will explain the installation of accessories that were available for the 1953 models...including back-up lights, associated switches and wiring etc.



LINK:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1953-Chevrolet-Ac cessorie...

1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
Wooden_Nickel 
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06-06-18 06:11 PM - Post#2736183    
    In response to RAM_51

Yes thank you I just have a mechanics manual



 
Wooden_Nickel 
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06-06-18 06:12 PM - Post#2736185    
    In response to eplantage

Yes I did



 
RAM_51 
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06-06-18 08:53 PM - Post#2736206    
    In response to Wooden_Nickel

  • Wooden_Nickel Said:
I've seen a couple of different kinds of switches, any suggestions? Where to buy it?


Ebay is a good source for the correct back-up lamp switch...you can shop around there until you find an acceptable price...this is an example of what you're looking for:



LINK:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-54-Chevy-Bac kup-Ligh...

But like I say, you might find a better price.

1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
junky 
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06-09-18 07:08 AM - Post#2736387    
    In response to Wooden_Nickel

I would search for a NOS (new old stock) back up light kit. It will have all the small pieces that you will need, along with the proper wiring and instructions. It might be more money than buying just the switch, but in the end, the additional cost will be offset by the ease of installation and convenience.
Also keep your eyes open for parts cars in your location. You might just find a donor car that will have better sheet metal than your car, and you can cut it up for patch panels. You might even get real lucky, and find one that is so good, that your present car will be a great donor car to restore that one with. Never have a closed mind to any upgrade.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
Bel Air kiwi 
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06-10-18 11:25 PM - Post#2736560    
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Hi Wooden Nickel, I would go with what junkie has said. For that model it may be easier to find a good donor shell. Personally I would go dry state like Arizona or California.

I got a good solid cab for My 48 PU from Norcal and I just save the RHD dash and firewall from my rusty lump.
I was doing the same for my four door sedan but got a bit distracted and bought a pimply Belair when I meant to get a good two door shell.

You are wise to know what areas you can't do. And I avoid panel work. I am happy to do chassis fab and mechanical engineering has been my career. I just haven't done much panel and paint or any trimming so I pass that over to someone good and expect to pay.

My Auto Electrical guru is into 70's Mopars and they used an aggressive weld sealer that makes the floor seams rot out badly. But our Panel Guru has refloored one of his cars totally without even disturbing any of the visible body finish color. It is low mileage factory original PUKE green and it now has faultless floors and completely stock trim. From memory there was a little bit of color paint in the trunk and the lower firewall area but the car looks like a complete original honey.

If he didn't rewire the panels guys cars this would not normally be that economical. Three weeks full time all day no other work, plus the sparky helping at nights gives you some idea of the value of the work.
These guys are 100 beer vouchers per hour during the day so you work out how much is saved by starting with a clean solid shell.

I have walked away from some very rare Chevies based on their rust levels. One was a RHD tin woodie which is one of two or three ever made and the other was a coupe ute that was ex Australia.

Cheers Kiwi


48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

"They made a desert and called it peace." Tacitus


 
Wooden_Nickel 
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06-12-18 11:28 PM - Post#2736793    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

TY




 
Wooden_Nickel 
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06-12-18 11:29 PM - Post#2736794    
    In response to junky

TY



 
belairbob50 
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06-13-18 04:40 AM - Post#2736805    
    In response to Wooden_Nickel

The part numbers for the accessory back up lights for 1953-54 are as follows: #986663 for stick and #986664 for power glide. Both are in group 2.697 of the parts book. I just saw one for sale on e-bay and it has a photo of the parts that come with the kit. This photo may be of help to you.



 
Wooden_Nickel 
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06-17-18 10:35 AM - Post#2737263    
    In response to belairbob50

TY I found one



 

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