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Old 09-09-2003, 04:52 AM   #1
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Running lights for '64 Tradewind

Does anyone know where I can get replacement running lights for a 1964 Tradwind? I also need replacment tail lights.

Thanks so much, you can email me at jmamos@inorbit.com.
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Old 09-09-2003, 05:23 AM   #2
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The teardrops are available from www.airstreamdreams.com

If you have the Bargman 99 tail lights....pretty scarce. I'm looking for those as well.
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:20 AM   #3
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Thank you 59toaster

Thanks for the info, exactly what I was looking for! Except for the taillights, of course. Since you are looking also, if I ever come across I will let you know...mine are looking very bad, been patched alot, they are really on their last legs...
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Airstream Dreams waiting list for lights

How can I get on the list for the Bargman 99s?
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:40 AM   #5
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Re: Airstream Dreams waiting list for lights

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How can I get on the list for the Bargman 99s?
I don't know....it's starting to look like they are just no longer available.

What needs to happen is a couple companies Like Airstream drams and InlandRV get ahold of Bargman or who currently has the molds (I read somewhere Bargman was sold but I don't rmember the company that now owns them) and see if they could make a production run.

Sun has done a number on the lights on our coach. the top have acullay cumbled and was alowing water into the assembly. I turnind the lens sideways to help keep the water out but that's a not a perment fix. I'm looking for other options. I'm trying to find a light about the same size as those that is currently available.
Right now this is looking like the way to go. this is from www.inlandrv.com
This is a LED version

This is a standard incandecent

The LED is nice because you will probably never have it burn out. Just not a authentic look. The incandecent is about the closest to the size but not the stepped weding cake that our older units came with.
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thenewkid64, thanks very much, I sent an email and now I'm added to the list...says it may be several months...but at least I'm on the right track.

59toaster, do those new lights "fit", or is there so retrofitting that needs to take place?

Thanks, Joanna
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thenewkid64, thanks very much, I sent an email and now I'm added to the list...says it may be several months...but at least I'm on the right track.

59toaster, do those new lights "fit", or is there so retrofitting that needs to take place?

Thanks, Joanna
Diameter wise they will cover the existing holes where the old light is mounted. The light pictured almost looks like it is to be flush mounted where only the lense is above the mounting surface. My hope is the housing is flat on the back and will allow surface mounting. Maybe Andy from InlandRV will stick his head in and clear that up. Let us know the depth of the housing and how it was designed to mount.
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I sent Andy a private msg and a link to this post. He's pretty good about responding.

He should be able to clear up how these would mount.

My guess is the LED can proably be surface mounted with a clearence hole in the skin. The LED bulbs are usualy potted in the plastic and don't have a deep backing plate/reflector assembly. The incandeccent may have a deep backing plate if the lense is not extreamly convex. Hard to tell from those pictures.
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Both the LED and standard lights you have posted are 7" in diameter, and come with a gasket. There are both surface mounted and protrude about 1 1/2 inches.

Either one will cover the marks left by the original tail lights.

The LED's are brighter in the daytime, than the old wedding cake is at night.

There seems to be some legality question about using drop offs from the original manufacturers of the wedding cake lights, without their express written permission.

Both the posted lights are available from stock.

No waiting for a drop off, imperfect product, and in the case of the regular tail light, the complete assembly is cheaper than just the drop off "lens." Hmmm.

The wedding cake lights served their purpose well. Times change. The old lights fail easily.

I wonder what the feeling would be like, to get rear ended, because the "original" lights failed.

Safety should be the name of the game, especially, when injury could result.

It's nice to keep things original, but it's far nicer to be safe, than sorry.

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Thanks Andy for clearing up how they mount. The pictures are dead on so it was hard to tell.
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