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Can Billet be traditional

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J Man, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. torpedo8
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 74

    from hell


    The only piece of billet i would ever install in any of my rides.
    how is a 3rd brake light gonna keep some idoit from not paying attention and slamming into you?, if they dont see 2, i doubt they will see 3,
    hay wait!, you can get those LED tail lights, mabe those will help the drunk guy behind you hit his brakes!
  2. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 2,039


    How about this, I dont care about period perfect, nor do I care about it being a high dollar billit ride. That steering wheel looks nicer than what I got(POS Grant wheel that came with the Camaro Column for $35). I want a third brake light, lemme see a pic of it. If I like it, Ill want it too.

    I dont like that dash insert.

    Ill buy both the Steering wheel and the third brake light (If I like it) off you for less than they would cost me new if I was to have the will to buy it new.

    You can take the money I give you and get totally tradition wheel, and scrap the 3rd light.

    Win/Win situation.


    PM Me.
  3. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,357

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    The billet third brake light just can't be cool. Not that safety isn't, of course.

    How about one of those cool old glass taillights that say STOP with a modern bright bulb or LED or something hidden inside? You could put it on the package tray, have something more "traditional" looking, but still is a third brake light.

    Just a thought.
  4. Maybe it's not traditional to buy old stuff.

    Back in the day, you made your own stuff and those who couldn't make stuff bought stuff.

    Maybe, just maybe, these guys buying stuff back in the day were the Gold Chainers of their era....
  5. The rules of billet.

    Made yourself = OK
    Bought from catalogue = Gay
  6. torpedo8
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 74

    from hell

    my dash insert?
  7. El Caballo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,913

    El Caballo

    Back when I was like six, a classmate's mom had a '55 Olds sedan. On the back package shelf were two trailer lights that were attached to the rear light wiring. Third and fourth brake lights. Ahead of her time.
  8. Mutt
    Joined: Feb 6, 2003
    Posts: 3,219


    Use the traditional J. C. Whitney traffic light on the package tray for the third brakelight. Rockeriffic...:eek:

  9. hotrod54chevy
    Joined: Nov 7, 2003
    Posts: 1,590

    from Ohio

    you can use the stuff if you want...but DONT and i repeat DONT keep that 3rd brake light as a 3rd brake light....THEY ARE SO LAME!!!!!
  10. drhotrodmd
    Joined: Nov 10, 2002
    Posts: 1,284


    I threw some after market Harley fender marker lights together for a 3rd brake light. The LED lights are bright day or night.
  11. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,838


    That's pretty cool, I dig that. especially since it looks like it fits the theme of the car.
  12. If you have spent the energy thus far to stay traditional, don't use them in any form. If you are already running a SBC or a Camaro front clip, etc, it is a moot issue.
  13. Count Scrapula
    Joined: Oct 13, 2004
    Posts: 585

    Count Scrapula
    from Mid TN

    This would be a killer 3rd brake light.
  14. dt50chev
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
    Posts: 596


    Yeah, Who ever heard of a third brake light before 1986 anyways?
  15. Never say never....
  16. coupedevil
    Joined: Sep 13, 2004
    Posts: 375


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