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Pre A Brake Lights

#1 Post by Susan Peifer » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:22 pm

Hi, The bee hive brake lights are so hard for other motorists to see in daylight that we hesitate to drive the car. Does anyone know of a third brakelight hookup with LEDs that can be put on the back of the car temporarily when driving and then removed? Maybe something that attaches to the deck grille.

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#2 Post by Phil Planck » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:07 pm

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I made a bracket that attaches with the upper grill screws. A modified 12v light (to work on 6v)was attached to the bracket and wire tapped into brake light wire. Bracket can be pivoted for best visibilty from behind.

Also, if you have replacement bee hives with 2 poles, you can interconnect them so you have 4 tail lights and 4 rear brake lights. Polishing reflectors with semichrome helps.
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#4 Post by Susan Peifer » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:09 pm

Thanks to you both for the information, very helpful! I always use hand signals but no one under fifty knows what I'm waving my arms for. Sue

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#5 Post by David Green » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:45 am

Rather than an external light consider simply replacing the bulbs with CULayer LEDs that are very bright and draw a fraction of the incandescent bulbs' current. You will likely have to change the flasher to an electronic one. Sierra Madre sells one that doesn't require a separate ground wire - just plug-in. Many of us use the CULayer LEDs. Note that they fit within '54 and later beehive lenses.
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#6 Post by Susan Peifer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:28 pm

Thanks for the CUlayer tip, we had been looking for LED lights that would fit the beehives and the info we were finding was confusing as to whether they would work. These are very straightforward. Something to try first and then consider the external light if still needed. Appreciate all the help from everyone, you guys are the best. Sue

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#7 Post by Frank Hood » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:20 am

Found this in our Vendor section.

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#8 Post by Susan Peifer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:35 pm

Thanks Jack, I've ordered the CUlayer beehive brake lights and after seeing how they solve the problem, I may still want an extra light. I like this product you posted, especially with the signal function. All of these ideas have been so helpful. We just had our cars out today for 'drive your 356 day'' and fortunately we were on country roads without much traffic. I hope others are seeing these ideas, lucky to have smart people working on this... I knew I wasn't alone. Sue

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#9 Post by Frank Hood » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:56 pm

Susan

Would love to see a pic of your car! Please post if you would like to share.

Thanks
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