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Old 03-17-2018, 10:00 AM   #1
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Question Tail Light Part Question

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I was wondering if anyone uses the Tail Light Snap Ring part # 19110

If so, ... does it really help?

I ask because I dropped and broke one of my lenses yesterday trying to get it all lined while installing the lenses. I tried to get a pair yesterday at the Early Ford Store when I picked up a new lens, but they were unaware of the part and didn't carry it.

If you have some, could you please measure the diameter of the wire so I can make a pair.

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They help, and they seem to be almost spring steel. Not sure you could make effective rings from plain wire, but maybe you have something else in mind. The wire diameter is about 3/16. I suggest just ordering a couple. They fit the inside diameter of the lens bezel.
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:34 AM   #3
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They help, and they seem to be almost spring steel. Not sure you could make effective rings from plain wire, but maybe you have something else in mind. The wire diameter is about 3/16. I suggest just ordering a couple. They fit the inside diameter of the lens bezel.
Thanks 700rpm,

I have tons of Music Wire (spring steel) here in a whole slew of sizing. I'll look at 3/16" (.187) and some 1/8" (.125) and construct a pair.

When installed, do the end's touch or is there just a small amount of spring tension holding them in?

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Old 03-17-2018, 10:45 AM   #4
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Thanks 700rpm,

I have tons of Music Wire (spring steel) here in a whole slew of sizing. I'll look at 3/16" (.187) and some 1/8" (.125) and construct a pair.

When installed, do the end's touch or is there just a small amount of spring tension holding them in?

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Old 03-17-2018, 02:43 PM   #5
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I was wondering if anyone uses the Tail Light Snap Ring part # 19110

If so, ... does it really help?
Ifn it's not there, what's holding the lens in?

That ring should have an upset near one end to facilitate taking it out.
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Thanks 700rpm,

I have tons of Music Wire (spring steel) here in a whole slew of sizing. I'll look at 3/16" (.187) and some 1/8" (.125) and construct a pair.

When installed, do the end's touch or is there just a small amount of spring tension holding them in?

Regards
Bill
Mine have a little gap, about 1/8’’. I think this is to aid R & R.
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