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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fordstandard, Jul 10, 2012.
What creative ideas did you come up with for a 3rd Brake Light?
I made this about 15 years ago. It's in the shape of a '39 Ford taillight. The housing and bezel are investment cast aluminum. The bezel for the blue dot is spun aluminum. The base swivels, and is machined aluminum. I built molds to injection mold the red lens, and the blue dot. It only took me about a year's worth of free time to make. I made a few extra at the time, thinking I might sell some, but they take too much time, effort, and money to make.
That could be pretty cool as a motorcycle tail light
I bought one. Nostalgia-Products IIRC
Thanks. You were one of about 6. I hope it met your expectations. After the first few I had cast, the company that did the casting went out of business, and the tooling was lost, stolen, or scraped.
A couple of small block Chevy 5.7 L rods bolted together. A 2" clearance light from Trucklite fits into the big end of the rods, a little silicone to glue the grommet in and away you go. Use a L.E.D. for brightness. It's also used as a step to get into the back of the truck.
Well I had a skull with a hat on it that came off my bro's T bucket from way back, I drilled out its eyes and put in two red LED's..
My daughter kinda came up with the idea,( it was a group effort) thought it at least looked better than the typical 3rd light..might keep it..might not
dont really care who likes it or not, either. I know skulls kinda get the brush off here, We think its cool, and thats all that matters.
sorry about the window reflection..im not a camera man
I have seen red dots used. They are the same size as blue dots.
I have one with chrome wings with LEDs in the center for the eyeball, I have one on my 29 pickup and one on my 32 RPU. I have a couple of extras on the bench. Let me know if any one is interested in one. Dale
I picked up some NOS late model spoilers at an auction and a couple have single row LED third lights in them. Already stashed one to pull the light and see how creatively I can use it, although it may just end up at the top or bottom of the rear window, inside it.
1948 Chev. Aero Cp. Custom, using 1958 Chev roof scoop for 3rd. brake light.
I'm going to use a Model A taillight. Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to mount it...
why would one want a 3rd brake light? sorry i dont get it?
Safety sort of. Too many people not paying attention these days and as small as some of the older vehicles tail lights are an extra light doesn't hurt, It might even help ya never know.
May the next slacker car approaching your ride at the stop, see your three lights, and stop.
Brake pedal is the third pedal!! Simple!!lol
I think that's feakin' awesome!
People are so accustomed to high mount brake lights these days, if a car doesn't have one, your odds of getting rear ended are probably greater.
There is a whole generation driving these days that have never known cars to not have them.
I know what you are saying though..
Yeah, we've heard it all before...
We all need to cater to the lowest common denominator.
Which I guess means drivers that are drunk/stoned out of their skull and driving while texting/talking on cellphones, etc.
I think I'd rather get rid of my Roadster or park it, than messing it up with all the "must have" safety gadgets...
That's the term I was searching my for!
Too many so called safety innovations just end up making drivers more complacent.
Third light did'nt do much for these people.
It's a legal requirement here, so made the best of it and used this ...
What's next? "Let's see your driver's side airbag installation" and "traditional anti-lock brake set-ups" threads?
wonder what world he was in.
"I think I'd rather get rid of my Roadster or park it, than messing it up with all the "must have" safety gadgets... "
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A row of radio shack LED's monuted in my plate topper.
I've been driving oddball cars all my driving years & have seen my fair share of close call from people trying hard to check out the ride , and in turn aren't paying attention to the small brakelights on older cars . I figure a 3rd brakelight can't hurt , so my shoebox will be rockin' a Model A taillight (on a custom mount) as a 3rd brakelight . I don't give a damn if it's not truly "traditional" if it'll give my old ride a fighting chance against all the idiots that seem to be flooding our streets lately .
" I don't give a damn if it's not truly "traditional" if it'll give my old ride a fighting chance against all the idiots that seem to be flooding our streets lately .[/COLOR][/QUOTE]
I agree,i'm definitly going to make something for my A when i get that far, and for my o/t 68 ford truck i'm workin on now it has a factory bed/cargo light that i will adapt some led's into and it will be in the same location as the newer trucks.Hopefully making more noticable to this " younger generation". Mark
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