1941 back up light

Started by Lars Kneller 8246, April 30, 2016, 07:57:33 PM

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Lars Kneller 8246

I am installing a back up light on my 41 Series 61 coupe. Can someone give me an idea as to where to drill the hole to mount it? A picture of one mounted would be helpful too. Thanks.

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

Lars,
Measure 3 times, drill once. I've seen some bad installations over the years. It was a dealer installed item. I've never seen or heard of a template. Look at  3 on cars & see if they match. If you do come up with a template, I'd like to get a copy as I'm selling 2 of them in the next SS. Thanks.
HTH, Bob
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

jackworstell

Was the oval type also dealer installed ?    Or just the round type dealer was dealer installed ?

Jack Worstell      CLC #7558

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

In 41, only the oval type was correct. Many 41's got round ones installed later as I'm sure the oval ones were sold out. I'm not sure if 42 & later were available factory installed.
HTH, Bob
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

Barry M Wheeler #2189

Lars, you should be able to pretty well tell from the (original) installation picture I sent you. It appears to be almost horizontal to the bend in the tail lamp lens, and about eight inches in from the body seam. Call Jeff and have him measure as I thought that where I drilled was pretty close. At least, it looked OK to me. I have included the original sheet for the dealers installation.
Barry M. Wheeler #2189


1981 Cadillac Seville
1991 Cadillac Seville

marty55cdv

  Lars I sent you a PM, if I can still help
Marty Smith
  CLC #22760
41 60 Special http://bit.ly/1Wm0GvT
55 CDV http://bit.ly/1G933IY
1958 Extended Deck http://bit.ly/1NPYhGC
1959 Fleetwood  http://bit.ly/1OFsrOE
1960 Series 62 Coupe
1960 Sedan DeVille  4 window Flattop
63 Fleetwood http://bit.ly/1iSz17J
1964 Eldorado http://bit.ly/1Wm17GA
1988 EBC http://bit.ly/1iSACKz

marty55cdv

 Here is a general area pic 2 inches to the right of the fender welt and 4 inches up from the valance . 
Marty Smith
  CLC #22760
41 60 Special http://bit.ly/1Wm0GvT
55 CDV http://bit.ly/1G933IY
1958 Extended Deck http://bit.ly/1NPYhGC
1959 Fleetwood  http://bit.ly/1OFsrOE
1960 Series 62 Coupe
1960 Sedan DeVille  4 window Flattop
63 Fleetwood http://bit.ly/1iSz17J
1964 Eldorado http://bit.ly/1Wm17GA
1988 EBC http://bit.ly/1iSACKz

Barry M Wheeler #2189

According to my installation sheet, it was over towards the trunk opening a little more. Candidly, I don't think anyone is going to be faulted if you get it in the general area. The parts manager probably handed it to the closest mechanic and said, "Here's another one to put on..."
Barry M. Wheeler #2189


1981 Cadillac Seville
1991 Cadillac Seville