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Anybody have MArker Lights Installed on their Roofs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BrianDamage, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. BrianDamage

    BrianDamage 1/2 ton status

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    You know, the tear-drop shaped amber lights...been wondering what they would look like on a K5. Watched that movie "Swimfan" tonight, and dude had them on his Bronco - thought they looked pretty good. Anybody here got them on their rig?
     
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    My dads 79 has the origional ones on it. They add a touch of toughness to it. Its a 5 bolt 3/4--I guess that means a 1/2 /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif rated to carry a camper? Not sure, but the lights do look nice at night.
     
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    You know, the tear-drop shaped amber lights...been wondering what they would look like on a K5. Watched that movie "Swimfan" tonight, and dude had them on his Bronco - thought they looked pretty good. Anybody here got them on their rig?

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  4. BrianDamage

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    Yeah! Those do look good man! I think I'm going to have to add some. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It may be just the picture, but those look like the factory lights.
    The Teardrops (aftermarket) look different. I don't think they look as good as factory one, but that is just my personal opinion.
     
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    A while ago I put these lights on my dad's 94 Silverado. Its really easy and it made the truck look really cool at night.
     
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    It may be just the picture, but those look like the factory lights.
    The Teardrops (aftermarket) look different. I don't think they look as good as factory one, but that is just my personal opinion.

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    Those are the factory lights--except they didn't come on it. I put them on myself. Some guy from the internet sent them to me for free.

    Probably my favorite mod...although nerve wrecking to drill holes in my roof.
     
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    Looks good. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    If I were to go with cab lights (unfortunately neither of mine came with them), I would go factory style. They are the best looking/styled IMO.
     
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    Yeah! Those do look good man! I think I'm going to have to add some.

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    <font color="green">I don't know I have them on my '90 /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif and think they look stupid during the day but light up pretty cool at nite...but hey that's me...

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    Are the factory lights like the Chevy style lights JC whitney sells? More squared off than teardrop shaped?
     
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    ...nerve wrecking to drill holes in my roof.

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    From where to get the measurments
    mayebe some K30 guy can throw somekind of drawing ?
     
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    From where to get the measurments
    mayebe some K30 guy can throw somekind of drawing ?

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    I used a ruler, found the center, decided on a distance back from the windshield on mine. I drew that location on my roof with a pencil, then placed the others the same distance back away from the windshield and did all the measuring from the center. It's hard to explain, but it worked out great for me. Just make all the measurements relative to the other lights so it looks uniform and they'll turn out alright.
     
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    I haven't seen the one's JC Whitney sells, but yes the factory ones are more "squared off" than the usual aftermarket "teardrop" design.
     
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    My dads 79 has the origional ones on it. They add a touch of toughness to it. Its a 5 bolt 3/4--I guess that means a 1/2 /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif rated to carry a camper? Not sure, but the lights do look nice at night.

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    its 1/2 ton, could be a Big 10 which is HD 1/2 ton with larger brakes and bigger springs if its got the commonly seen silver Big 10 decals on the bedsides

    i can get you measurements off a '78 thats got factory cab lights, its a 1 ton unmodified, lemme know
     
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    I took a closeup pic of mine but the files wouldn't upload and I left all that stuff at my mom's house. I'll have to post them the next time I go over there.
     
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    can get you measurements off a '78 thats got factory cab lights, its a 1 ton unmodified, lemme know

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    I would appreciate it
    I'm going to install them on my /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif but the cab is all the same so the measurments will fit /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  17. BowtieGuy3

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    I've seen a few around that had the Ventshade (I think, maybe Lund) visor added on the front that had the lights installed on them from the factory. They looked pretty damn sharp, and the lights are tucked away into the visor for more of a sleek appearance compared to the teardrop lights. But that's just me.....
     
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    I have to ask this dumb question, but what was the original purpose of having the lights anyways? Better visability?
     
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    technically they are clearance lights, same purpose as them being on big trucks
     
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    how hard is it to wire them though? i have been waiting to put some on mine as well..
     

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