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Old 01-21-2019, 11:21 AM   #21
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This is the solution Iím planning for my Ď36. A red bulb will be added in place of the clear bulb to use this as a 3rd brake light as well.
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:30 PM   #22
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This is the solution Iím planning for my Ď36. A red bulb will be added in place of the clear bulb to use this as a 3rd brake light as well.
I like that, but how's chances of a red lens? Can glass be dyed or colored in some way? Perhaps a replacement plastic lens made? This is assuming that there is a clear lens or opening on the bottom to light the plate.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:09 PM   #23
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I like that, but how's chances of a red lens? Can glass be dyed or colored in some way? Perhaps a replacement plastic lens made? This is assuming that there is a clear lens or opening on the bottom to light the plate.
I can get access to the lens,however I am hoping to keep the lens white and use a red bulb to simulate the 3rd brake light. Iíve ordered red bulbs this morning and should have them delivered and installed by the end of the week. This light also does have separate bulbs for the license light. These photos may give you a better idea of the of the light output.

Imagine the last photo with a red bulb rather than the pictured clear bulb.
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Old 01-21-2019, 05:56 PM   #24
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OK, cool.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:31 PM   #25
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I like it .....
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:00 AM   #26
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I can get access to the lens,however I am hoping to keep the lens white and use a red bulb to simulate the 3rd brake light. Iíve ordered red bulbs this morning and should have them delivered and installed by the end of the week. This light also does have separate bulbs for the license light. These photos may give you a better idea of the of the light output.

Imagine the last photo with a red bulb rather than the pictured clear bulb.
Is their a company name and/or model number on the light? Thanks for the post on your light.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:24 AM   #27
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Is their a company name and/or model number on the light? Thanks for the post on your light.
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The light is a Lucas 469 used on early Ď50s Jaguars and many other British cars. There are two versions of the light, one where the mounting bolts exit the rear of the housing and another where they exit the bottom. I chose to use the one where the bolts exit the bottom. It allowed me to fabricate a bracket to mount to the rear of the car and have the light remain horizontal rather than aiming skyward due to the slope on the rear on the 36. You can see from this photo I was able to keep the light pretty close to the body and used the top hole of the spare tire mount to run the wire into the trunk.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:37 AM   #28
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Not exactly the same.Here you go guys on EBAY.He has sold 76 so far



https://www.ebay.com/itm/LUCAS-REVER...OOh:rk:18:pf:0
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:44 AM   #29
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If we are showing our rear ends. Here is mine.
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Old 01-22-2019, 02:18 PM   #30
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I've always used the license plate lights made by the Prince of Darkness. They're more compact than the Hollywood/Drake/Airstream assemblies and have a nice little rib detail. As far as I know they're not repopped, but these little Lucas units were used on dozens of different British cars over the years. They pop up at swaps and on eBay pretty regularly.
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:13 PM   #31
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Bugeye Sprite licence plate light on Ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Chrome-...-/152736430216

I have owned two different bugeyes . They are positive ground but that should make no difference. They make them new for guys like us but are into Positive earth tea bager cars
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:14 PM   #32
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I've always used the license plate lights made by the Prince of Darkness. They're more compact than the Hollywood/Drake/Airstream assemblies and have a nice little rib detail. As far as I know they're not repopped, but these little Lucas units were used on dozens of different British cars over the years. They pop up at swaps and on eBay pretty regularly.
That looks nice. If I had to do over I would do it that way
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:26 PM   #33
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Here is what I used on my Model A project.


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That looks nice. If I had to do over I would do it that way



Wow. So would I. Those are beautiful, I've always had to buff up old ratty ones, and soak the rubber in glycerine. Thanks for the source.
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