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Old 08-10-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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Exterior Amber lights...the horror of being discontinued

Why are the 60s Amber teardrop running lights impossible to find? I've called dozens of places and checked every site in the world...discontinued :-(
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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Hey CRaig,
Vintage trailer supply has both the complete lights or just the Amber lenses.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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Hey CRaig,
Vintage trailer supply has both the complete lights or just the Amber lenses.
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Unfortunately they are discontinued there.

I'm thinking of making them myself using aluminiye molding: http://www.alumilite.com/PDFs/Printables/How%20to%20make%20molds/Tail-Light-Molding-with-Equipment.pdf

5 of these lights just SOLD on eBay for $216!! I just need the lenses.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:31 PM   #4
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Hey CRaig,
Vintage trailer supply has both the complete lights or just the Amber lenses.
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They are discontinued on that site. Not available. Most likely never again. Both the light and the lens.
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I have some do you have the clear or opaque ones? Pic?
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http://www.alumilite.com/PDFs/Printa...-Equipment.pdf

Thinking of making them myself using this stuff.
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I have some do you have the clear or opaque ones? Pic?
I have plenty of red. I need the Amber lenses: http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Teardrop_Marker_Light_Lens_p/itm-214l.htm
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:55 PM   #8
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I have some do you have the clear or opaque ones? Pic?
I need them in amber/yellow/orange the teardrop shape. All 5 lenses. I'm restoring a 1962 Safari and they are all trashed, but the light housing is there.

This thing won't let me post pics or we links. Strange.
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I found a product called alumilite and I can make these lenses for about $12 a piece. Sure beats the $35 a piece someone just paid on eBay.
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There seem to be some available



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Unfortunately that's not the light. The light is a Pathfinder 662 or Blazer 662. I spoke to the manufacturer this morning and they are done making them.

I'm hell bent on keeping the stock look on the outside.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:52 AM   #12
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Try e-bay or Colaws salvage... or any other RV Salvage yard.

As you know a lot of RV manufacturers use the same parts, so you might find an old wreck of a canned ham with those lights. When I was out west I went through a lot of crossroad towns in Utah and Nevada, saw Trail Manors, all sorts of canned ham trailers, and UCK, most of them appeared to be storage sheds or hen houses, so keep your eyes peeled. Hunting camps, lakeside cottages (not the upscale ones), etc. seem to breed these trailers especially in the back alleys.

Noticed you're in St. Petersburg. SW Georgia and the panhandle of Florida (away from the oceanfront) seem to have a lot of rotting away trailers, too.)

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$35 whoa
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Can they all be replaced with a similar size/style?
Period correct would be excusable I think.
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