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Old 08-27-2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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Fiber Optic Indicator Light Cover

On the side of the 71 (and other years) there is a tail/brake light indicator that's been discussed several times here. They had a plastic cover of some type as many of you know that basically rotted over the years. I ordered a plastic replacement from a supplier and it's OK - it's just not the look I wanted.

Anyway - I found a metal shop out in the boonies today that agreed to make me a new one - actually a dozen new ones (smallest order they would do ) - out of 16 gauge stainless. Will let you know how they turn out.
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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I'm interested in how it turns out, but are you worried that the stainless might react to the aluminum? If there are no concerns, sign me up for one!

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Old 08-27-2007, 04:21 PM   #3
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Me too!

(I'd bet that a rubber gasket or putty tape or some such to keep it from having actual contact w/ the alluminum would probably do the trick...)
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:28 PM   #4
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cover

Mine is broken also - I'd be interested too.
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:10 PM   #5
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OK that's 5 of them gone already. He's supposed to buff the edge down just enough that it doesn't touch.
I wouldn't want to guarantee that however.
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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Let me know where to send a check. Mine disintegrated, and I globbed one together out of vulkem.
I guess that makes 6 now spoken for.
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:37 PM   #7
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I was just thinkin'.....

why "stainless"? why not alluminum?
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:55 PM   #8
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why "stainless"? why not alluminum
I wanted them made out of 2024 but would have had to order a sheet for them - not something they have laying around the shop. Plus the rear corners have to be laser cut then welded - which he prefered to do with stainless..? They're going to polish the welds then grain the entire piece. So his preference not mine - I was just happy to get one out of something other than plastic.
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I'll take #7 when they're ready! I've been wondering what to do with that particular piece. Anxious to hear how they turn out. -- Ashley.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:58 PM   #10
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Gary,

I 'll take #8, mine is shot also. Let me know when they are available please.
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I don't need one - but for those of us who are clueless as to what this topic is about - could you please post a picture for future reference?

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Old 08-28-2007, 08:11 PM   #12
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Check out this thread - photo in the first post.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447/what-26254.html
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I don't need one - but for those of us who are clueless as to what this topic is about - could you please post a picture for future reference?

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Mike, if you've ever owned a 1970's or 1980's vintage Cadillac, at the base of the rear window was a small housing containing a pair of fiber optic red lenses. When you used turn/stop/taillights, they would glow, and you could monitor whether your lights were working by glancing in your rear view mirror.
The monitor we are talking about is the small grayish-black knob just below the front lower side window in this photo. You can look in the mirror, and see if your taillights are working.
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Hey Terry, is that your 31'r in the pic?
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