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Username Post: Converting marker lights to led        (Topic#364684)
Visio 
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Visio
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
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03-22-21 06:48 PM - Post#2816639    

I know many of you prefer to keep your cars as original as possible. I plan to restomod mine. Until it warms up a little more, I'm working on the lights. I've switched a front side marker light from a single T10 bulb to 24 leds using inexpensive led strips and T10 male adapters. Here's an example of a front side marker light.



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GreatNorthWoods 
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03-24-21 03:39 AM - Post#2816692    
    In response to Visio

Nice job. Those should stand out!

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Chevy V8, 700-R4, 4-wheel disc brakes, Ididit column, cruise/tilt,'59 Vette Steering Wheel, A/C

1930 DeSoto Business Coupe- 350 Chevy V8, EFI, 4-wheel disc brakes, Wire Wheels, TH400, S-10 Rear, A/C


 
GreatNorthWoods 
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03-27-21 05:56 AM - Post#2816917    
    In response to Visio

I like tinkering with lights. Couldn't find any amber parking lights for my '53 Belair so I bought a pair of Jeep CJ7 parking lights and ground them down to fit. I also converted my backup lights which were non-operational to amber directional signals and replaced my old sealed beams with H4 bulbs and halo lights...

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Chevy V8, 700-R4, 4-wheel disc brakes, Ididit column, cruise/tilt,'59 Vette Steering Wheel, A/C

1930 DeSoto Business Coupe- 350 Chevy V8, EFI, 4-wheel disc brakes, Wire Wheels, TH400, S-10 Rear, A/C


 
GreatNorthWoods 
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GreatNorthWoods
Age: 78
Loc: Littleton, New Hampshire,...
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03-30-21 06:24 AM - Post#2817127    
    In response to Visio

Well, I was going to refer you to the whole documented process as it was listed under the 49-54 sticky posts but I see it has been removed. I also had a nice sticky about converting 4-door seat skirts to 2-door but I see that's gone also. I thought those articles would be very helpful to someone but I guess not. I no longer have all the documentation.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Chevy V8, 700-R4, 4-wheel disc brakes, Ididit column, cruise/tilt,'59 Vette Steering Wheel, A/C

1930 DeSoto Business Coupe- 350 Chevy V8, EFI, 4-wheel disc brakes, Wire Wheels, TH400, S-10 Rear, A/C


 
wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
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04-15-21 07:20 PM - Post#2818117    
    In response to Visio

How are you controlling the sequential blinkers? I plan on having them in my ‘83 Malibu wagon when I get it back on the road and was interested. I found a solid state controller years ago and was curious if you were using those. I think they were called Dynamite Sticks. The original controllers were actually just a rotating wheel with 3 contacts to light each bulb.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 


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