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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2014 - 12:26 PM

I have 4 of these lights, one is an LED. I am thinking of using them in place of the reflective decals on the FF's as I am not sure if I can find replacements for them. These are made by Peterson Mfg. (PM). What do you all think?

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Posted March 26, 2014 - 01:31 PM

Kenny, Stop by any truck stop and they should have replacement lights that are the same.


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 01:39 PM

That's one reason I thought of using these, readily available! I'll have to make a large hole (2") for them to fit into.



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Posted March 26, 2014 - 02:45 PM

Kenny have a look at what's available in LED trailer lights. There are some larger ones that might look better and also be more visible. It's always a good idea to add lighting to the back of a GT IMO. I replaced the reflectors with same sized led lights on the 314. Anything that improves your visibility at night is a good thing. 


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 02:46 PM

Kenny, Stop by any truck stop and they should have replacement lights that are the same.

Every truck stop and parts stores around here sells them,no problem geting new ones--and they will last forever and can handle the shaking and vibration.

Peterson makes good stuff.

And if you can buy brakets with the hole punched in them to mount them cuz it's an odd size hole and I have not been able to find a hole saw that size.


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 03:32 PM

I don't get out much after dark, so that's not an issue. I think the one I have with 3 LED's in it will do quite nicely. Just have to get 3 more. As far as the holes, I'll get them figured out.



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Posted March 26, 2014 - 04:25 PM

And, you can easliy add a flasher to them to get more attention.

 

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Posted March 26, 2014 - 04:35 PM

The right LED can be functional but really add to the look.  Open your wallet Kenny LOL!


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 06:03 PM

What kind of flasher did you use on that KC?

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Posted March 26, 2014 - 06:14 PM

It was a special alternating flasher designed for LED lights. Actually purchased from a guy at a motorcycle ralley.$20 or $25 bucks.

Starlight LED's.


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Sorry Kenny I have to go with the majority on this one. I like using what I have too but sometimes buying something looks better. You need something similar to what you have to keep that stylish look of that rear fender area  :D



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Posted March 27, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Kenny, here is what my NAPA keeps on the shelf.

 

2" Sealed LED

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2 1/2" Sealed LED

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I will check tomorrow morning in rectangular ones.


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Posted March 28, 2014 - 07:09 AM

The rectangle ones would have to be small as the fender pan angles up toward the corners. That's why I was thinking round. And the rubber for the 2.5" ones may be to wide overall to fit in the area. The 2" rounds will just fit straight above the center of the tires.


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Posted March 28, 2014 - 08:16 AM

I had to replace the LED tailight on our church trailer, it was the oval one, almost rectangular one. We had top buy the whole assembly as they are sealed and it was only $6-7 per light at local trailer shop. I think with the rubber mounting gasket it was $10-12.

They maybe 3" long and had turn signals in them which you could always wire around.


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Posted March 28, 2014 - 08:25 AM

I had to replace the LED tailight on our church trailer, it was the oval one, almost rectangular one. We had top buy the whole assembly as they are sealed and it was only $6-7 per light at local trailer shop. I think with the rubber mounting gasket it was $10-12.

They maybe 3" long and had turn signals in them which you could always wire around.

Got a pic or a # on those?






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