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Username Post: turn signals for '38        (Topic#352127)
blue_63 
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07-21-18 05:18 PM - Post#2740711    

I am just wondering if anyone out there has added turn signals to a '38, or comparable car. (Or pickup) I was just wondering what the procedure and process is to get something like this done. I am converting to 12v throughout. It sure would be nice to just use the park light socket!



 




2blu52 
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07-21-18 07:12 PM - Post#2740727    
    In response to blue_63

you can use the same socket for the rear with stop lights but will have to convert the front to double filament bulbs and a proper socket. 1154 will be the bulb number for 6v 1157 for 12.

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08-13-18 07:05 PM - Post#2742980    
    In response to 2blu52

The front parking lights are little bulbs in the headlight buckets. I don't think you want a blinker in there. With the headlights on they wouldn't be seen. My 38 Master has separate lights on the front mounted to the bumper straps.



 
2blu52 
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08-15-18 07:48 AM - Post#2743121    
    In response to 38TownSd

Being the former owner of a 38 (first car long ago) I forgot about the location of the parking lights.

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08-15-18 08:22 PM - Post#2743207    
    In response to 2blu52

Yes, if it is a 7 wire switch the present tail light bulbs are used

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blue_63 
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08-18-18 05:46 PM - Post#2743543    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

Well, thanks for the replies. I might have to do something for the front. I'm too old to have my arm hanging out the window! I guess there are plenty of options for locations. I was hoping to come up with some sort of plan other than the new-style headlight with the blinker in the bulb.
Greg



 
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08-18-18 10:08 PM - Post#2743571    
    In response to blue_63

I found a few pics of 38 Chevys with fender-mounted lights like this. They could be aftermarket instead of OE, but they look sufficiently period-correct IMO. Could you use something like those?
https://www.volocars.com/vehicles/14107/1938-c hevr...

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08-19-18 10:31 AM - Post#2743600    
    In response to raycow

They are period correct and a set very similar to that were on the front fenders of my dad's 38 Buick. I seem to recall having seen them on Pontiac s or Olds.

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blue_63 
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11-03-18 01:51 PM - Post#2750352    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

Gene, are you talking about the headlight switch? What I am planning on doing is removing one of the 1156 sockets and replace it with an 1157 socket. I should then have what I need. I am converting everything over to 12v, so the wire harness should have tail, brake and turn in it.
Greg



 
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11-03-18 07:06 PM - Post#2750373    
    In response to blue_63

I think Gene was talking about the turn signal switch.

Ray

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