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Old 10-19-2011, 08:40 PM
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Tail light buckets w/back up on a '63

One of my last discovers was the buckets I "kept" were not deep enough to accommodate the back up socket in the lens. They run into the tail light bulb. So I need to know what buckets I'd need for the 63 w/b-u? Did they have more than one style?
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:54 PM
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Shortly after I bought the wagon and was selling the convertible, Kenny and I were going to swap the buckets - the convertible buckets were sweet.

I didn't notice the difference when I installed the wagon buckets in the convertible, but the passenger side bucket from the convertible would not fit in the wagon. It was too deep and hit the inner supports. I think the drivers side was okay.

Neither had integrated back-up lights.

I wonder if that is why the only back-up lights I see on the round body wagons and Rancheros have been in the tailgate. Have you seen any?
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:08 AM
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This will be interesting because I was going to do the backup light in the taillight setup as well??? Please let me know if anyone has solved this one...
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:43 PM
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I think you could cut out or modify the internal bracket support by your spare tire well on the wagon... I was not willing to do that just to get nicer buckets installed.

The Ranchero may not have that interference issue as the spare is safely stored in the passenger compartment.
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I can do that now I just need to find a good set!!!
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I don't recall there being anything that would have interfered with a slightly deeper bucket on the Ranchero. I don't know about a wagon or Sedan Delivery.

I could maybe try a different, more flush, socket. It has to be sealed well to keep the tail and brake lights from glowing the B/U lens. Maybe an LED bulb in the B/U place.

The stock shallow bucket and a B/U lens w/socket will allow the tail/brake bulb to touch the B/U socket and wires... eventually letting out the blue smoke. And you know you can't get the blue smoke back in once it is out.
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I don't recall there being anything that would have interfered with a slightly deeper bucket on the Ranchero. I don't know about a wagon or Sedan Delivery.

I could maybe try a different, more flush, socket. It has to be sealed well to keep the tail and brake lights from glowing the B/U lens. Maybe an
led tubes in the B/U place.

The stock shallow bucket and a B/U lens w/socket will allow the tail/brake bulb to touch the B/U socket and wires... eventually letting out the blue smoke. And you know you can't get the blue smoke back in once it is out.

I think it must be LED bulbs as they are able to generate so brightness

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My 63.5 has back up lights.. do you want me to get part numbers or anything from the bucket?

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