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Hot Rods Driving at night - update 3/27/2020

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. I drive my cars day & night but with all the new cars and trucks with the ultra bright lights I could literately read a book when one of thees cars or trucks are behind me.

    I have thought about finding some type of later model rear view mirror for my Deuce sedan that has the daylight/night flip switch but everything I have seen is way too big and looks out of place.

    I have searched for the old Fulton style clip on rear view mirror cover, or something similar much like a pair of sunglasses.

    Is there a company that still makes anything similar. HRP

    Last edited: Feb 9, 2020
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  2. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,047

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    It's the higher SUV ass's with extra brights that bug me from behind my 28 roadster.
    I sometimes need to through my mirror out of adjustment temp,tell Mr Ass is off my tail. It's the ones that put those super brights in,but failed to adjust them<too high=looks same as having high beams on. Some times if they are coming at me,I blink my high beams at them/ most are far too stupid to know why they got a high beam blink.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  3. 3banjos
    Joined: May 24, 2008
    Posts: 471

    from NZ

    I'm sure we covered this in a thread you started back in November
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  4. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,582

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Danny, they say sex helps alleviate senility.
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  5. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 441

    from Motown

    Those modern lights are so bright they hurt my eyes and I have a hard time seeing the road. I hate them.
  6. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,677

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Have you looked at this mirror ?

    This thirties-style interior mirror, designed with a slight tint, enhances day/night driving. Its ideal for a number of applications because there are a variety of brackets available. Call for information on bracket style.
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  7. Thank you for pointing that out Pete and the thread did help me find a day/night mirror for the wagon and although you think the subject has been adequately covered to your satisfaction I am still looking for the aforementioned style for my Deuce, I do apologize for bringing the subject back up and would appreciate any helpful input you may care to share. HRP
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  8. I did see that one Larry, but the y don't offer it in the original '32 closed car style. HRP

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  9. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,352

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    I just throw my beer can at ‘em when driving the roadster :D
  10. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,199

    from Oregon

    Maybe a temporary fix for you ,safety wise .
  11. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,726

    from norcal

    Spark plug shards Scotto
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  12. If you go fast enough no one is behind you!o_O Works for me!:p
  13. I'm surprised no one is reproducing them for the restorers and the traditional guys like us that drive our cars when the sun goes down, I guess all the street rodders use some from a later model car but I just can't put something like that in my Deuce. :rolleyes: HRP
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  14. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,530


    The new led/xenon illuminated cars are crazy. I drove my 40 Ford back home last night and a new BMW was behind me. I swear he had his hi beams on and I could see the shade of my car in front of me with me sitting inside. These new cars have self dimming headlights and I guess my taillights are just too dark to be recognized by the BMW dimming computer thingy as " car ahead- dim headlights".
    I´ll try the beer can trick next time, hahahahahaaa
  15. rjones35
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 865


    Wonder if you could modify one of the clip on ones for a sun visor maybe?
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  16. Get my age just stop all night driving,,,,,,,and most days too..
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  17. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,731


    Some nights my eyes are light sensitive and one day at the discount store I spied a pair of those yellow clip on lenses, so I decided to give them a try. They work, they increase the contrast and clarity and dim the brighter lights just enough to make it bearable.
  18. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,587


    Try pulling your choke out all the way, maybe the smoke will make them back off.

    Then again, I see people tailgating trucks with obviously poorly secured loads, so maybe they will still follow too close.
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    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
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  20. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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  21. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,778


    The Vdub thing is cool, $55 might compel me to make a copy with some dark plexi glass.
    Biker I knew carried steel ball bearings in his pocket for tailgaters.
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,530


    My 02 Passat has a pull up shade that lays across the back shelf that hooks on two tabs above the window. So out of sight when it is down that I just found it this week after having the car for six months.
  23. Any idea on the size? HRP
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  24. A lot of the 30's cars had a pull down shade for the back window, that would surely help but you sure couldn't see behind you. HRP
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  25. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 1,822

    Inked Monkey

    Can you cut a piece of colored plexi and make a couple clips? Might be pretty easy
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  26. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 654


    Here ya go HRP........... throwup.gif
  27. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,703

    from washington

    Most of the traditional guys are in bed when the sun goes down.
  28. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,703

    from washington

    2019 version.

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  29. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,410


    I do little night driving in my OT car and almost none in my Hot Rods. it's not the ones behind me that are a's the on coming traffic on a two lane......zowwwwie! Those blue lights are killers. :(
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019

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