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    On this '29 RPU how is tail light mounted? I have light with the bracket, the arm and a block. Does the block go on outside of bed. I have two holes there just as the block. Then does the triangle end of arm mount to top of block? (no holes on top/bottom)

  • #2
    Beauford on my 37 p/u the block goes behind the sheet metal and the triangle mount goes to the outside i used a rubber pad made for the light to keep marring and vibration down, but cannot tell you exactly about the model a p/u.

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    • Beauford
      Beauford commented
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      wonder why my block has two holes to mount to truck and three holes in triangle???? It would make sense to bolt through bed and catch two of the holes in triangle but I have 3 mounting bolts for this bracket.

  • #3
    The block goes under the bed.

    Bob

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    • Beauford
      Beauford commented
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      Bob! you are on fire! Thank you!! I don't have those holes on topside. (Brookville bed) I could drill them. If I did it this way the "U" part to hold the light would be downward though. Don't know if that is correct but that's the only way to would work.

  • #4
    Hey Beauford, got what ya need. One of the members of the Diamond Tread Model A Club has a '29 RPU and he showed at the "cruise" tonight so I snuck a few pictures of the tail light and mounting to help ya along. Here they are.....use them well.

    RPU light 1.jpgRPU light 2.jpgRPU light 3.jpgRPU light 4.jpg
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #5
      Thank you soooooooo very very much Wiz!!! Very kind of ya!! I will charge the drill!!

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      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        It is the very least I can do to help ya out.

      • Beauford
        Beauford commented
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        Very thankful for the forum and good folks!!!

      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        Ya know, it is tough to impart wisdom using a forum. I just hope the information can be assimilated.

      • Beauford
        Beauford commented
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        Hey, next time you see your buddy with the RPU see how the heck the interior panel board is installed on the sides under the dash area (A pillar) I got a set of boards and the only holes for that area are for the door strap...just another mystery to me. Got a ways to go before I cross that bridge..

      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        I will see him tomorrow afternoon at another "cruise" and will ask and take pics.

    • #6
      That would be great! Hell, just tell him to drive to VA so I can have a live copy!! Here is what they sent me.

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      • Dennis
        Dennis commented
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        That's how they go, only screw holes are where your door catch is. There might be a bracket on each side that holds the wire for the wiper towards close to the firewall when you get your gas tank in there. There are also clamps and bolts that hold the tank to the cowl, you might already know about those. That bracket has a shape to hold the top of the panel. I'll take a pic tomorrow and post it for you.

    • #7
      Thanks Dennis! I was wondering what was going on. It's the same for the shoulder panels. No holes at all there. I have that bracket somewhere you speak of.

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      • #8
        On my model t touring they sat in kind of a u shape panel at the bottom but Wiz has the best example for you to work from, pics are worth a thousand words.

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        • #9
          Picture #4, is that an approved Ford repair?? Just kidding, if it aint broke dont fix it. LOL

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          • #10
            Hey Beauford, just got home from the cruise and picture taking of the '29 pickup. Here are pictures of the distance for the holes on the tail light mounts, and what the kick panels attach to.

            R Taillight mount.jpgTaillight mount.jpgKick Panel Mount 2.jpgKick Panel mounts.jpg
            You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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            • #11
              Thanks Wiz!!!

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              • DaWizard
                DaWizard commented
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                Now, from what I was able to gather, the "proper" attachment was a flat head sheet metal screw and scutcheon, but DON'T quote me on that! I know that it took those type of screws to fasten mine in.

              • Beauford
                Beauford commented
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                I don't have those tabs but I do have plastic grommets that go into hole and use push screws to secure. Kinda like the way a zip tie works.

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