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Hot Rods Driving at night

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

  1. GM Mirror, Ck, Chevys' of the 40's they sell them
     
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  2. 3banjos
    Joined: May 24, 2008
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    from NZ

    Well I hope you find something that will comfort the curse. Nothing bloody worse.
    I planted the lights on the coupe real low, only because it looked good, but shit, try driving into on coming headlights, and all you can do is cringe hoping they don't realise your on full beam.
    Mentioned prior, dash lights in general. The little directional indicator lights on the dash, I've got a couple of pieces of tape I slap over them just for night driving.
     
  3. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
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    Just do what most other drivers do and drive with your eyes closed.
     
  4. Chebby belair
    Joined: Apr 17, 2006
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    from Australia

  5. patterg2003
    Joined: Sep 21, 2014
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    I hate the super white white headlights in the new GM trucks and some transports. The GM full size truck lights all seem to be at eye level unless I am in my truck. I think there needs to be a study on the whiteness of the new headlights. It is almost on the welding spectrum of white IMHO and it hurts. I was taught in my driver education classes to look towards the right shoulder instead of straight ahead if someone does not lower their lights. That helps somewhat but it takes a bit to recover after the intense white lights pass. I used to adjust my mirrors so that I had to change position to check the mirror so I did not get a directed glare. Now I have the auto mirror but I still adjust my door mirrors slightly.
     
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  6. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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    I used a 2003 VW golf mirror.non reflective black rear view mirror.quality item.cheap and plentiful what more could you want .e5
     
  7. 03GMCSonoma
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    hee kadoit
     
  8. chrisp
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    I have a cool early 50's Panhard Dyna Junior rear view mirror that the glass flips over, it's actually a 2 sided mirror with one side being dark for night driving.
     
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  9. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Great for fog lamps also.... And they look cool... :cool:
     
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  10. @HOTRODPRIMER Danny, After suffering from being blinded by other drivers at night I think I've finally found a CHEAP solution. I spent less than a hour today with some bronze tinted acrylic, a couple of Earl's line clamps, a scrap of mahogany that was left over from boating days and two screws, and came up with a glare shield that easily slips over the top of the mirror in the roadster. The pitures show it better than I can explain it, but it works pretty good. Night Mirror-2.jpg Night Mirror-3.jpg
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    Night Mirror.jpg
     
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  11. Model A Vette
    Joined: Mar 8, 2002
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    There are some stock early 30s Ford mirrors.that clamp the glass on the top and bottom. Maybe a late model mirror that dims by tilting the glass could be disassembled to remove the glass. If you started with glass bigger than what you need it could be cut down to the proper size and clamped into the early bracket.
    You would just have to tilt the mirror to get it to act like a late model mirror and still have a rear view.
     
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  12. Sourwood
    Joined: Jun 6, 2019
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    I've got a set of really bright back up lights on the back of my F100, they are bright enough that most of the butt heads will back off when I flip the switch.......................not much
     
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  13. That's going to stick with me for awhile.
     
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  14. Deuces
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    I love that flag!!!!!.....:)>>>>> 230716 (1).jpg
     
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  15. GTS225
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    ************************************************************************************

    I feel compelled to ask; Just how do you know what that looks like?

    Roger
     
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  16. Kustomkid
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
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    The new lights are bright, but not as bright as original 32 headlights with halogen bulbs. My low beams are so bright I get flashed and or they leave there high beams on every night I drive the pickup. They shut them down really quick when I hit the high beams.


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  17. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
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    You are NOT alone my friend.
    Those idiots with their super brights and the front of their truck jacked up a foot absolutely blind the crap outta me(and everybody else) They are far too stupid to realize it though!
    6sally6
     
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  18. 6sally6
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    Suggestion (but I never tried it)...........You know those million candle power portable lights that deer hunters use to "shine-up" deer? The ones that plug into a cigarette lighter plug?...You know the ones I'm talking about???
    Wonder if it would get some of those brain-dead idiots attention if......................?;)
    6sally6
     
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  19. Deuces
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    :D
     
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  21. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
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    from Berry, AL

    I had a semi truck once that had one of those teardrop spotlights on the A pillar. One night I had a car behind me that wouldn’t dim their lights, were right in my mirrors. I reached up, turned it to shine toward the car, and turned it on. Took all of 5 seconds for him to hit his blue lights! We had a serious discussion on the side of the road, could have cost me $150 but got off with a warning.....
     

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