Year car corresponding tail light color

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Year car corresponding tail light color

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What are the correct tail light combination for our ladies? I see for 63-67 has two (2) options
1; - 2 with 3-wire (red) 2) 2 with 2 wire(red)

2; 2) 3-wire (red) and 2) 2-wire amber
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Re: Year car corresponding tail light color

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For US market cars, all were red. You can put amber lenses in as they are available and look neat.
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1967.5 2000
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1964 1500
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Re: Year car corresponding tail light color

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Top or bottom "amber"
I am assuming the amber would be top and turn / break or just turn?
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Well, the turn signals were originally on the top, so that would mean amber on the top. That being said, I am an advocate of putting the brake lights on top and the turn signals on the bottom to increase visibility. Those that know me as a purist are shuddering in disbelief, but I do bow to changes for safety.
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1967.5 2000
1964 1500
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1967.5 1600
1968 chassis
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Re: Year car corresponding tail light color

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I was thinking going all red and with the 70+ all break, running, signaling?
Daughter has 66 which was red one turn / signal I believe
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Re: Year car corresponding tail light color

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Yes, the later cars should be all red due to the way that the wiring has changed.
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1967.5 2000
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1964 1500
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1967.5 1600
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1995 F350 Powerstroke!
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Re: Year car corresponding tail light color

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Thank you on another not..
Car is going to be painted soon; what bits are not painted same as car itself? Is there a thread for this?
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You're welcome. The wheels aren't painted body color. What more are you thinking about? I see in your signature that you are looking for a 67 2000. Any luck?
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1967.5 2000
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1964 1500
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Re: Year car corresponding tail light color

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Not on the 2000 67.5
I may try doing a clone I have lead on 69 2000 for $2k and 67 for 6k both are projects

Paint is the dash car color?, behind grill I'm assuming black?
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Re: Year car corresponding tail light color

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Behind the grill was brush painted satin black. The dash in a 3 seat 1500 was body color. 2 seat 1500s, and 65-67 1600s were a wrinkle gray, 67.5 was a wrinkle black. The cowl under the windshield and the front edge of the dash also got the black brush painting
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Re: Year car corresponding tail light color

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spl310 wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:12 pm Behind the grill was brush painted satin black. The dash in a 3 seat 1500 was body color. 2 seat 1500s, and 65-67 1600s were a wrinkle gray, 67.5 was a wrinkle black. The cowl under the windshield and the front edge of the dash also got the black brush painting
Sid's correct as usual, but I'll just add a bit of clarification on the brush-painted satin black... that was hand-painted AFTER and OVER the body color. So no need to mask under the windshield or behind the grill area.

I hope that makes sense.

And probably more than you wanted, but here are a couple of photos of the hand-brushed areas:

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It does help
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Re: Year car corresponding tail light color

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JohnnyB66311 wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:08 pm What are the correct tail light combination for our ladies? I see for 63-67 has two (2) options
1; - 2 with 3-wire (red) 2) 2 with 2 wire(red)

2; 2) 3-wire (red) and 2) 2-wire amber
If going all red you can easily modify so that both are dual filament and offer better visibility
Left car is 67 and was modified to light like later cars

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My 67.5 with amber turn signals for comparaison
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When I redo the white car I plan to use all 4 as position/brake and modify the rear reflector as a turn signal
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