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Old 06-19-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
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'73 Overlander - tail lights

Hello Everyone,

I am having trouble finding replacement tail light and backup light assemblies for a 73 Overlander. Is there a replacement part or do you have to modify the bezel?
I've tried automotive stores (Auto Zone), local RV dealerships, and even a farm implement supply store, but no luck.

Also, if you happen to know where I can get camlocks for the baggage compartments that would be great, too.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:02 AM   #2
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We used to have a '72. Those inserts do rust and corrode over time. I'd try to determine the least you actually need to replace. The entire assembly would likely be difficult to find and the one you find might not be in better shape than yours! The buckets that hold the light sockets can usually be replaced. I know there are threads about that on here if you search. Good luck!
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:38 AM   #3
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I have a 1973 airstream also and I took out my airstream lights and lens and put peterson lights in. It was easy. It took me the time to take out the old and a few minutes to put in the new. I bought my lights at Northern Tool for under six dollars each. I also replaced all my running lights with peterson lights.

The only thing with the brake and a tail lights is their is a rim on the casing you have to sand down a bit for them to fit in the hole. No big deal. I wired them stuck them in and used Vulcum around them. They look and work great.

I will post a picture of the back of my trailer with the new petersons installed. The bright lights you see were created by my flash on my camera.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:18 AM   #4
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I went the LED route. More work, but they are sealed units and should last as long as I'm alive.
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Think about posting a picture or two showing the condition of your lights. It might help formulate some ideas for an easy fix. Aerowood's approach to it was an awesome fix, but he also has his interior shell completely removed which makes it a cleaner/easier chore to remove the bezel assembly. Mine were salvageable in terms of not removing the cans, but just replacing the corroded bulb holders by wiring in a new pigtail. Sorry don't have pics of that--it preceeded digital photography for me!
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