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Hot Rods Who makes 7" headlights with signal lights?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Groovy, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Groovy
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    I know So Cal sells them but I think the marker light on top of them look silly because of the high peak they have. Is there another mfg that makes something similar with a softer looking marker light on top?
    ... Also what options are there for small 50's period style stand alone signal lights?
     
  2. choffman41
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    Is a hadlight one that doesn't light up anymore?
     
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  3. Groovy
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  4. KoolKat-57
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    There are some European 7" halogen headlights that have a second smaller bulb socket built into the reflector.
    I believe Hella or Cibie has them.
    KK
     
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  6. banjeaux bob
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  7. 34Phil
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    For the electrical gurus, is it possible to rig relays without adding a digital timer to have one headlight turn off while that blinker is on like modern cars?
     
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  8. Shadow Creek
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    I’ve often wondered about this also, it would definitely make the signal more visible if it’s possible to do. Curious to see what turns up.
     
  9. dirt t
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    Why not use the high beam as your turn signal. It worked great on my C cab. Of course you will have no turn signals while in high beam mode.
     
  10. ramblin dan
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    I don't know if this would help but this diagram appeared in street rod mag. I believe back in the 80s how to turn your headlights into turn signals. It looked interesting and am img276.jpg thinking about this set up.
     
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  11. 51RuiLaquzL._SX425_.jpg I think Peterbilt used a headlight bucket that had a signal lens built into the top edge of the ring.
     
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  12. Groovy
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  15. pprather
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    I have a pair of repro '33-'34 commercial lights with Bob Drake reflector, halogen bulbs and internal park light/turn signal. PM if interested.


    Phil
     
  16. Elcohaulic
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    I hope you don't depend on other drivers actually seeing them, especially with the nit wits on the road today!
     
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  17. dodgedifferent2
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    I was just doing some random googling on this.
    Never seen anything I cared for or bright enough.
    Those peterbilt ones I may do some more digging on those but i cant see them outshining a headlight
     
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  18. banjeaux bob
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    There are other vendors who might have them on the shelf.PPRather a few posts up says he has some for sale as well.
     
  19. Groovy
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    After searching Bob Drake's products I found the look of the repro 682-c headlights to my liking...
     
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  21. Blue One
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    I have the OTB 682C.
    I really like them.
    Park lights and signal lights on the top.
    OTB makes really nice stuff and they are good to deal with.
    I also ordered the headlight wiring conduits from them.
    http://www.otbgear.com/682-C-Headlights-C3.aspx
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  22. Groovy
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    Thanks for the photos Larry. I see that the OTB's are horn shaped which I don't like much. The Bob Drake 's have a rounder lens which I like more. Did you get yours from SoCal?
    --- Bob Drake on the left ---
    --- OTB on the right ---
     

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  23. Blue One
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    No problem, I hadn't seen the Bob Drake ones.
    We actually got mine right from OTB, my wife ordered them for me for Christmas one year.

    They’re good quality and I’m sure the ones from Drake are as well.
     
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  24. dmdeaton
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    I just mounted up a set of the 682-c repops that Speedway sells. I think they are junk. The screws for the bezels are almost stripped from out of the box and I had to redo the turn signal sockets as the brass spring pins were bent and not making contact. The 4 screws that hold the mounting plate on the bottom of the lights is crap. It is meant to look like a rivet and has no slot or flat. They don't tighten up, as the head just spins with no way to hold it while tightening. Sorry for the rant, and I know I shouldn't have ordered from them. I will use them until I find a good set of originals.
     
  25. dmdeaton
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    I also put a LED conversion in mine which I really like. Hardly draws any current.
     

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