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Customs spot lights

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatheadgary, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 845

    from boron,ca

    i am not a custom car kind of guy first off. i suppose it's because i don't like all that body work. what i would like to know though is, what the hell is with the dummy spotlights. i remember when i was a kid custom cars had spotlights that were real. they would play the light on the drive in screen during intermission. is it just to have more chrome or what?
  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,449

    from KCMO

    I’d assume it started because early customs were emulating many styling cues from speed boats and they had them?
  3. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 2,839


    Probably because real ones are illegal in places. I have real ones on my car but a retired cop told me they were illegal. I would like to get the new l.e.d. bulbs for mine like the cops have.
  4. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,000

    jimmy six

    personally i like customs with no spots...dummy or real.
    J. A. Miller and seb fontana like this.

  5. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,567

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Yeah, they're sometimes like pimples on a pretty girl's face. Distracting!
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