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Old 07-24-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Cheap LED Tailight conversion at Harbor Freight?

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When I was at Harbor Freight getting more picks to remove that darn silicone... I was in the trailer section and saw this:

Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

It is a 12 LED 2" receiver hitch brack light that plugs into the simple 4 pin in-line tailer light connector. The are $6.99 on line at Harbor Freight websiite and would have with a nice long pigtail one you lopped off the 4 pin connector.

The size of the LED is 3.25" square... so with a few mods it should fit in the Monarch taillight on my '75 Safari.

Anybody done this? I'm still at the scraping Silicone stage of my restoration.
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...It is a 12 LED 2" receiver hitch brack light that plugs into the simple 4 pin in-line tailer light connector. The are $6.99...
hi ron...

i've got ONE of those.

they are available at wallyworld, and most auto parts stores at similar prices...

i used in on the truck as a receiver light when not towing, for awhile.

it worked just fine, but was eventually replaced with 48 inch led light bar.

the bar is mounted below the tailgate and include directional signals with the brake light function.

it is not NEARLY as bright as the leds now used for tail lights on cars or 'streams...

sure it could be adapted for the trailer,

but for that much effort, look for something a little brighter and better made.

actually these truck light strips could be used on streams too. here is just one quick example....

http://www.pickupspecialties.com/LED..._light_bar.htm

and in ACTION...

http://www.streetglow.com/products/i...ilgate_1-.gif#

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When I was at Harbor Freight getting more picks to remove that darn silicone...
I have a good lead on Silicone remover - if you have lots of it to get rid of.
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Yes! I have to remove about 3 or 4 tubes worth. I just bought 10 bottles of "Lift off" Silicon / Latex caulk remover which actually works pretty well... if you use it with Goof-off.

The combo seem to remove the caulk, silicone, vulkem... and nitrile gloves are good for about 30 mins.
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I found a thread in these forums which recommended D/Solve it. You can buy it at Ace Hardware. The stuff works really well removing silicone, Vulkem etc.

I replaced all my lights with peterson lights. I bought them at Northern Tool. I thought I got a great deal and they look like the original ones that were on my airstream.

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