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Old 10-02-2008, 07:01 PM   #15
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Shari,
Thanks, I'll keep looking. Do you have a webpage with pics of your 56? Would love to see it. You can see my progress here.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:10 PM   #16
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Thanks, I'll keep looking. Do you have a webpage with pics of your 56? Would love to see it. You can see my progress here.
Thanks, Jaime
I do...but it's not been keep up to date much...see "Birdie" in my signature or my "It's a girl!!!" thread. I'm waiting for a rainy day to update my websites...I have tons of pictures...just have to organize and post them ~

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Old 10-03-2008, 08:24 AM   #17
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Porch lights are on the way

To All,

When I bought my 53 Flying Cloud, it did not have one either. Vintage trailer supply doesn't make them, and they are damned near impossible to find online. Ebay fetched hundreds for them.

I found a porch light after a few months of looking, and sent it to Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply. He received it last week, and will be having them fabricated for everyone looking for them.

I don't know the price, but Steve will charge what he has to charge, but then again....where will you get a fresh and new, chromed, non pot metal porch light for a 50's Airstream. It will be especially nice if you are polishing.

I believe that the VTS lights will come with a bulb fixture bracket for a 12v automotive light as well.

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Also for Spartan owners, I sent this Spratan light cover.

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Old 10-03-2008, 08:51 AM   #18
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Our light....................
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:00 AM   #19
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Wow - put me in line for one - I know it will be more than $20 - I don't think I've ever paid that little for anything on my money pit trailer...

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Old 10-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #20
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Our light....................
Nice. We have one of those too...on the other side of the door. That'll be nice for sitting out in the evenings "just hanging out". Can't wait to get Birdie finished up so we can start using her!!! Hmmm...I just noticed, your door on your '55 Safari is opposite ours on our '56 Safari...

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Old 10-03-2008, 09:54 AM   #21
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I've been looking for one of those for years and couldn't understand why they were wired for 110 volt. Always thought they should have been 12 volt. Put me on the list as well. Thanks both Steve's.

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I've been looking for one of those for years and couldn't understand why they were wired for 110 volt. Always thought they should have been 12 volt. Put me on the list as well. Thanks both Steve's.

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Old 10-03-2008, 12:51 PM   #23
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Wow, lots of great info here. Sheri, what is the width measurement of the top of the handle you found?
The 59 Globester I purchased has the suicide door & I am considering adding a grab handle to the frame next to the door to be able to use a wood key catch to prevent the door from coming open when on the road. The internal light would be a nice added feature.
The Spartan light seems to go well with the shape of the handle.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:07 PM   #24
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Wow, lots of great info here. Sheri, what is the width measurement of the top of the handle you found?
I'm not sure...I'll have to measure it which I can do this weekend.

However, if I am reading you right, I don't think you could put a block of wood at the top of it...the bulb hangs down somewhat unprotected. You could more towards the bottom...

Regardless, I'll post dimensions when I get a chance ~

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Thanks, Shari! Here is another I'm wondering if anyone has seen. The Number 22, Porch light assist bar.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:33 PM   #26
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Thanks, Shari! Here is another I'm wondering if anyone has seen. The Number 22, Porch light assist bar.
I purchased a number 22 PLAB minus the electronics, at the Deming, WA TCT swap meet two years ago for a dollar. I've been thinking of cutting it down to just the "head" unit, reversing it, and using it in the same way an early style porchlite is used.

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Aaaagghhh Barry, Don't chop that up! Wait till VTS comes out with the real thing. Is the one you have in good condition?
I think all of these porch lights would be ideal converted to LED.
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Finding a re-chrome company is tough and spendy. I wanted to have this "scare light," my license plate light holder, and the X-brace legs from my vintage table re-chromed. I was recommended to a place in industrial/residential Richmond, CA. (Wear your Kevlar!) Going there, I realized why they are hard to find. The toxic nature of the process with vats of chemicals/acids makes one leery of entering. I had to rethink my desires when I was told $300 for the three items.
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