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Old 09-10-2006, 10:26 AM   #1
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tear drop marker lights

I've searched the internet high and low and can't seem to find the correct or even close to the tear drop marker lights I need. Does anyone know where I can get the "original" size marker lights for a 1954. I prefer not to drill any more new holes. Thanks a bunch.
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:25 PM   #2
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Hi there and welcome to the forums. If it's out there, someone here knows where.

Vintage trailer supply sells a teardrop light that matches the ones on our '61 Bambi. I don't know if they are the same as the Traveller. These use an aluminium base instead of steel, so no rust.
You can see then here. Only $5.

A version with a backplate of unidentified metal is available on line here. About $3.

If you're feeling a bit spendy you can check out Tear Drop Parts. They have a version with a billet base, but I'm not sure if it's a drop in replacement. You can see them here, it's almost half way down a very long page. About $30.

If the base is still good, but the lens is missing or faded then you can get replacement lenses for about a buck here.

Hope this helps.

I'd love to see some pictures of your Traveller, and I'm sure I'm not alone. If there's one thing this crowd likes, it's pictures. Lots of them.

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I've searched the internet high and low and can't seem to find the correct or even close to the tear drop marker lights I need. Does anyone know where I can get the "original" size marker lights for a 1954. I prefer not to drill any more new holes. Thanks a bunch.
I just returned home from FLA with my new 55 FC! (Yes...I love it!) I too, need to find some replacement lenses for my tear drop marker lights. None of the ones in the above post by Brian, will work. Mine are in an aluminum base and the actual plastic measures 6 1/4" X 3 3/16". Anyone know where to get a replacement? I can't find any manufacture markings on either the lenses themselves or the holders. HELP if you can, please. Thanks!

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I just returned home from FLA with my new 55 FC! (Yes...I love it!) I too, need to find some replacement lenses for my tear drop marker lights. None of the ones in the above post by Brian, will work. Mine are in an aluminum base and the actual plastic measures 6 1/4" X 3 3/16". Anyone know where to get a replacement? I can't find any manufacture markings on either the lenses themselves or the holders. HELP if you can, please. Thanks!

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Becky,

Are you after the side marker lights or the tail/stop lights?

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Old 11-04-2006, 10:05 PM   #5
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I've searched the internet high and low and can't seem to find the correct or even close to the tear drop marker lights I need. Does anyone know where I can get the "original" size marker lights for a 1954. I prefer not to drill any more new holes. Thanks a bunch.
I got a set from Vintage Trailer Supply. They screwed right in the same holes the old lights came out of. I think our 63 has the same teardrop marker lights as your 54.
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Becky,

Are you after the side marker lights or the tail/stop lights?

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Bill,

I especially need the side marker lights. The tail/stop lights are okay. One was broken and I super-glued it back together, to get it home. I will try to polish them and use them as they are original. But, the side marker lights are TOAST! Any suggestions??? Thanks!
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tear drop marker lights source

Here is where I got mine;
http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...ht-bulbs-1.htm

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:57 AM   #8
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teardrops from Vintage Trailer Supply: Trimming off the ears?

Sorry to restart this thread, but I've been looking at (and disliking) the replacement lights that are currently on our 67 rig. (Why they're on the rig is a different story, but I don't want to raise my blood pressure this early in the morning.) Here's what it's got now (pic from Andy's Inland site):



Ok, so what it used to have was teardrops. And the only reasonably priced replacements I can find are like the pic below (pic from Vintage Trailer Supply):



Well, so these look ok, but I'm not too keen on those three big ears around the perimeter. And not too wild about having to drill more holes in the rig, either.

So has anybody purchased these, trimmed off the ears, and drilled holes inside to match the original holes in the rig?

The result would presumably look somewhat like the attached image ...

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:44 PM   #9
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Not done it, but I can't see why it wouldn't work...as long as the original holes are under the plate.

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Old 04-09-2007, 03:04 PM   #10
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How about this?
eBay Motors: NOS Vintage AUTO LAMP 472 Tear drop CLEARANCE light (item 190093694923 end time Apr-15-07 20:09:21 PDT)
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:23 PM   #11
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That looks perfect, but at 25 bucks a pop plus shipping, that would make, er, ah, 300 buckeroos plus shipping!

Methinks maybe I should order one from Vintage to see if I can alter it to fit.


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That looks perfect, but at 25 bucks a pop plus shipping, that would make, er, ah, 300 buckeroos plus shipping!


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Oh, you wanted it to be cheap, too? Sheesh! Fussy, fussy...
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:15 PM   #13
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Yeah, yeah, I'm a cheapo, I admit it.

Actually, I just wrote to Vintage. From the measurements on the cheaper teardrops and the measurements of the current lights (3" apart on center, horizontal plane), it looks like the new-holes plan might just work. But decided I'd just write to find out ...


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Hey, now that I'm all fired up to see if I can't make up some teardrop lights, I have a follow-up question: What about the row of three lights at the front and back of the rig? One problem is that I just can't recall the configuration of these lights from years ago. Were they teardrops at all? Does somebody have a pic of the front/rear of a 60's rig with original marker lights?

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