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Old 08-07-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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1963 Overlander lights

I got these lights on Ebay. They were covered in paint and looked horrible. I thought they were plastic. When I got them stripped, they were Aluminum. I think they look pretty cool. Not sure if I will use them or not but for once an Ebay purchase turned out better than I hoped for.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
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As seen in action

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I don't have any good close-up shots, but you can see two of these lights in action in my '63 Overlander right here:




Good find, and they look great stripped and cleaned.

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Old 08-07-2008, 05:03 PM   #3
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Marcus, yours appear to be painted also. Do you think I should go really wacko and buff these. I have all of the equipment. One of my other hobbies is the restoration of antique mechanical slot machines so I have the pads and compounds.
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We have the same fixtures and they are painted silver, I am going to take some stripper to them to see what is under the paint! Those look great!
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The hole in the center of the "globe" is for the 12 volt rotary switch, if equipped with 12v, or the hold down knob, if 120 volt only. I think they were enameled to begin with, and a nice almond or ivory color would make them look better than blindingly raw polished aluminum. You could probably get more light out of it if you polished the inside.
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The hole in the center of the "globe" is for the 12 volt rotary switch, if equipped with 12v, or the hold down knob, if 120 volt only. I think they were enameled to begin with, and a nice almond or ivory color would make them look better than blindingly raw polished aluminum. You could probably get more light out of it if you polished the inside.
These have the switch in the center so 12 v. No enamel on these. No way am I going to polish the inside. I don't even know if I am going to use these!!
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Go wacko!!! would be my vote.....

You would have a real psychedelic view of yourself every time you walked by it. And you could get some cool photos of who or what's out and about in your trailer from a very neat perspective....like wow it would be flower power material but without the substances

Light bounces from Aluminum so the two lights on would bounce each other - cool
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Without the substances? What fun is that?

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Old 08-08-2008, 07:33 AM   #9
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Yes, mine are painted. In the midst of removing my AC unit last night, I think I got a little better close-up.



And I think they'd look good polished up, depending on what you have around them. If you want the lights to make a statement as an accent piece, then you might want to make the decor surrounding them a bit more subdued.

Or not, it's your trailer.
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