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  • LED lights

    Original Thread:
    https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...864-led-lights



    Since most of you know I have LED headlights, and I thought I posted that the rear were LED also, I find that some info was missing. So here it continues.

    The tail lights are the regular tail and stop TeaCup tail light replacement LEDs cut down to fit the Drum tail light, so I at least kept it original to my mid'28 with the Drum buckets.

    As I posted in the Kelsey Hayes thread the spare tire/wheel is kinda special. Within the club membership, some have done various attempts to make a third brake light, and seriously, some are lacking. So, what I did was go searching for a light and found at the truck parts store a 4" LED light that not only can be used as a tail light, it can be a stop light as well as a white backup light. I have done a search on the web for the specific part number but I fail to find the exact light, but this is as close as I can find. http://www.raneystruckparts.com/4-ro...e-combo-light/

    So, this is what the ass of my car looks like. Now, if you have a trunk, good luck, not much is going to be as bright as this is. I have also found some smaller 1½" red clearance lights that could be cut into the small hub caps to be used as third stop lights.

    I think it is all about being different and distinctive, and every member of the club that has followed behind me says "damn, that's bright", which is what I want, always better to be seen and not hit.


    Tail Lights 1.jpgStop lights.jpgBackup 2.jpg
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  • #2
    Wow nice job!
    It looks like a train coming at you.. That is a nice light with the dual function red or white illumination
    2 1930 Tudors

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    • #3
      That is really good. I presume the car is converted to 12 volt.
      Bill
      http://www.brauchauto.com/

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      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        Oh sorry, Yes the car is now 12v Neg chassis.

    • #4
      Berts offers an 6V LED bar style 3rd brake light to mount in the rear window. I'm adding a second tail light and will include the LED bar in my plans. After the car went thru a frame off restoration in 95, the owner did very little to finish it beyond getting it running. I have to install all the lights, horn and dash lights, including the wiring to get there.

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      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        Hey, good idea, There are also the 6v Pos chassis LEDs available through some of the vendors that fit really well in the teacup tail lights. Alas, there is nothing made to fit the drum taillight, but if you are careful, the teacup light can be made to fit with minimal modifications to the drum taillight. You will need to modify the internals of the drum to use that light. You will also need to modify the LED itself to get the outer dimension to fit into the drum.

      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        No modifications needed to fit the drum tail light

        https://www.brattons.com/right-side-...ail-light.html

      • DaWizard
        DaWizard commented
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        Thanks Mitch, great find. I didn't know those were available. I do hope they are 6v.

    • #5
      Wow, looks brighter than my head lights.

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      • #6
        I might add that the headlights are also LED and you can see the brilliance in the reflection of the lights on the garage door.
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        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          Looks like your garage door needs painting

      • #7
        Originally posted by DaWizard View Post
        I might add that the headlights are also LED and you can see the brilliance in the reflection of the lights on the garage door.
        I didn't know LED headlamps were available, or are they only available in 12 volt negative ground?

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        • #8
          Sorry Tom, but for now only 12v neg chassis.
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          • #9
            Wiz what LED headllamps are you using? Can you put up a link here to them
            Thanks
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            • #10
              Sure, but I thought I already had a thread about them...

              http://www.jdmastar.com/product/313/...-Set-of-2.html

              And if they are still including it in the box, you can get a 20% rebate by simply posting the lights on Facebook and sending them the link to it, which I did and they did!!
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              • #11
                does anyone have suggestions about 6V positive ground LED head lights for either the stock bulbs or the after market halogen 3 spade setup ?

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                • #12
                  Hey jmottershaw, WELCOME to the VFF!!

                  As of now I do not believe there is any LED headlights that are 6v. Now, that is not to say someone offshore has not made something that I am not aware of, only that I have not seen anything of late.
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                  • machineman64
                    machineman64 commented
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                    I believe there are direct replacement led bulbs available from this source:
                    lbcarco@lbcarco.com I am wondering if any one has tried these and how
                    satisfied they are. I believe the number of the bulb needed is ba15d they
                    are either 6v or 12v pos or neg grnd.

                    John

                • #13
                  Just looked at the site. It does "look" like it has the bulbs to go LED at either voltage. Kinda hard to tell without pictures, so I would see if the hard copy catalog will be better.
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