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Cab Clearance Lights

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k20, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    Hey y'all, Im wanting to put cab clearance lights on my truck. (yeah I know one more place to leak, but I like the looks) Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this is the stock type lens that was on these trucks? I dont like all the cheap aftermarket ones, I like these and was jsut curious if these were the stockers. Also, what all would need for the swap. I know 5 lenses, 5 baseplates for lenses, a wiring harness, and 5 bulbs. What else? Also, could someone tell me the spacing measurements for the stock lights w/ 3 in teh middle and 2 off to the side? Thanks.
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yes, those are the factory style lens covers. You are going to have to drill holes in your roof to install the clearance lights. It is going to be a lot of work to install clearance lights...drilling the holes, removing the headliner, routing the wiring. are you going to install a separate switch for the clearance lights, or are you going to connect them into the head light switch like the factory does?
     
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    probably connect into the factory headlight switch, is it a diff switch for the ones w/ cab lights?
     
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    I do not know, but I suspect the switch is no different.
     
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    Thanks, I didnt think it would be, but knowing the general, its a heavier duty switch for the extra current, or some crap like that.
     
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    If you give me some time I can go out and measure the placement of the clearance lights on my truck. I have a 1991 old body style 1-Ton, which came with factory clearance lights.
     
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    Checked your profile...noticed you have a 1991 V3500....WE WANT PICS! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I do not own a digital camera currently, but I was thinking of getting one of those disposable digital cameras, and taking some pictures of it that way I can post the pics.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Make sure you post some up when you get them! Sounds like a sweet truck.. I'd love to see pics of it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I thought the factory lights were longer from front to rear. not round based like those.
     
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    This is an approximate measurement on my truck


    Left and Right outside marker light measurements.

    From door rain rail: 5 inches

    From windshield molding: 5 inches



    Center three marker light measurements.

    From both Left and Right outside marker lights to center marker lights: 17 1/2 inches

    Center marker lights: 7 inch (between all three of them)

    From windshield molding: 5 inches

    The clearance lights on my 1991 truck are the rounded kind, but I remember I had an old 1968 a long time ago that came factory with the longer, thinner type. Will get pics up soon as possible.
     
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    hey man, thanks a ton, I always liked the stock placements, so I wanted to get that spacing on mine. Thanks again.
     
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    LMC used to sell all the pieces and parts in their 1973-87 Chevrolet/GMC Truck catalog, which is how I bought mine. I looked at the 2004 spring catalog and now they sell a kit but all they show is the later, rectagular lenses and the current three lense set-up.

    Thanks for the measurements. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    yeh i saw those later model light kits, almsot as cheap as the stock wiring harness grrrr. If only they sold em with the stock lights.
     

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