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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« on: June 02, 2019, 09:25:07 PM »
G'day all,

Anyone have pictures of a Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible that they would be willing to post here?

I am trying to replicate one for my own '72, and need some good pictures in order to fabricate one out of steel, and then I can fit the guts out of a '72 Coupe one that I have.

I mainly need the pictures of what can be seen from above the seat back, as I am making a "slip-in" attachment for behind the seat to aid in fitting the hard boots

This is what I made a few years ago, and positioned it in the centre of the seat back, whereas all the ones I have seen are off to one side a bit.   Or they have been wrongly positioned.

Thanks,

Bruce. >:D
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 03:03:34 AM by The Tassie Devil(le) »
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline hornetball

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 09:17:39 AM »
Bruce, I'm away from the car until next week.  If no one else does, I'll post pictures of mine when I return.  The exterior of mine was painted to match the color of the upholstery.  The inside area with the lenses was painted black.

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 08:28:34 PM »
Thanks Rick,

Will be waiting patiently.

As you can see, my back seat has had a bad time over the years.

Those Masonite rear frames didn't hold up too well.   When I rebuild mine, I will be using Aluminium, as there are a few deviations from the original, especially where the shoulder belts pass behind the ends.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline hornetball

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 11:27:59 AM »
Interesting that you have shoulder belts.  Required for Oz?  My car doesn't even have them on the front.

Offline Big Fins

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 02:07:27 PM »
I tried, but the forum won't let me post pictures.
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

Offline MaR

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 04:50:54 PM »
I can make a solid model of it for you if that would help. You could 3D print it then.

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 08:57:42 PM »
Interesting that you have shoulder belts.  Required for Oz?  My car doesn't even have them on the front. 
Yes, required for all cars in Australia, even imported ones built after 1969.   Even Convertibles.

I fitted Retractable Lap/sash belts for the outer seating positions, and lap belts for the centre positions.

Children under 3 cannot be carried in any car down here unless it is fitted with belts, and this has had an effect on the Vintage and Veteran Cars, requiring some ingenious fitting to wood-framed vehicles.

From Wikipedia:
The world's first seat belt law was put in place in 1970, in the state of Victoria, Australia, making the wearing of a seat belt compulsory for drivers and front-seat passengers. This legislation was enacted after trialing Hemco seatbelts, designed by Desmond Hemphill (1926–2001), in the front seats of police vehicles, lowering the incidence of officer injury and death.

Australian Design Rule 5 covers Seat Belts, and is ever-changing with new designs, but not retroactive.

Bruce. >:D
« Last Edit: June 04, 2019, 09:01:20 PM by The Tassie Devil(le) »
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 09:04:51 PM »
I can make a solid model of it for you if that would help. You could 3D print it then.
Thanks Mitchel,

I need to make one that is a bit stronger than factory, as the factory ones seem to be broken very easily.

John is sending me the measurements, so that should be perfect.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline Big Fins

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2019, 02:52:16 AM »
Check your email!
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 04:58:58 AM »
Great pictures.

Thanks,

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline MaR

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2019, 10:05:56 AM »
Thanks Mitchel,

I need to make one that is a bit stronger than factory, as the factory ones seem to be broken very easily.

John is sending me the measurements, so that should be perfect.

Bruce. >:D

Don't forget that you can have it printed in metal.

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2019, 10:06:54 PM »
Thanks Mitchell,

I think it will be easier, and cheaper, for me to fabricate it out of steel (tin) as I have to place the guts of the Coupe one that I have within the framework to mount the fibre optic ends, plus the "lenses".

Will be making a pattern and transferring the shape to the metal then folding and massaging it to shape before painting.

It will be too small and compact for me to use my Spot Welder, so Oxy welding will be the way to go.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2019, 10:28:17 PM »
Started construction of my replacement.

Steel and a mixture of Oxy Welding and Silver Soldering.

The guts of the Coupe one will fit up in there nicely, with a bit of trimming , but that will have to be done after a lot more shaping and then painting.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline Big Fins

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Re: Rear Lamp Monitor for '71 to '76 Convertible
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2019, 04:58:08 AM »
Very nice! That will be around long after the car rots away around it.

I don't have an artistic bone in my body.
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

 

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