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Old 01-19-2019, 08:07 PM   #1
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1969-74 Globetrotter tailight repair- I need your old leftovers

Hello, I am Writing in hopes that some of you have kept those old rusty black tailight cans when did your repairs.... could you contact me if you have 1 or 2 that you would be willing to part with? No worries if they are rusted badly.... I am a good welder and looking for pieces to weld in
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:02 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:41 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply, but not wanting LED sealed units or the Machined aluminum inserts from vintage trailer supply...just some old rusty leftovers.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:30 AM   #4
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Being your a welder, just do what I've seen a buddy do in his welding business when needing to make cans. Though, I can't remember the exact size needed, just take some 4" OD round tube (I think), weld it up to some flat stock and make your own cans.

You'll then need drill out the hole for the light and your done.

Let us know how they turn out.

Oh, don't forget to weld on the three ears needed to attach the lenses.,

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Old 01-20-2019, 11:58 AM   #5
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Vintage trailer carries an aluminum tail light cannister made just for your application. I replaced all four of mine a couple of years ago, and was very pleased with the finished product. One thing I would recommend to anyone doing this, is to use stainless screws on the lens, and to put anti-sieze on the threads.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:05 PM   #6
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How did you get the old one’d out? I tried and gave up.. I pop riveted an aftermarket bulb socket in place just to get me home. But would like to make it right. Seems like you could find something like those in a salvage yard?
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:04 PM   #7
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Hello bibbs,

If you mean how did you remove the lens, there are three steel straight blade screws... mine were rusted but the threads don't engage much in the black stamped steel buckets and with a proper blade were removed.if they round off or snap you can drill the head off remove the lens and use pliers to back out the remaining threaded rod.

If you mean the black steel rusted buckets, each one has two pop rivets and can be drilled out and the bucket lifts out.

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