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Old 09-05-2012, 11:31 PM
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To Chris from the Land of Oz:

The spot light is needed when you are out late at night "shining" jackrabbits in South Dakota.

Although typically this would be done with an old pickup truck, a couple buddies, some rifles, and some beer. And there would be snow on the ground usually. The cats that lived up in the hayloft of the barn would eat like kings on those nights.

So.... I guess I dont really know why an old T-Bird would need a spotlight Sorry I couldnt be of much more help on this topic.
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The main reason my dad put that on there, is in 1960 that
was the closest thing to an inside remote mirror available.

It is fun too coming in behind one of your buddies and shining
it in his rear view mirror.

Those things are bright. My dad caught me a couple times
with it. You do think it's a cop at 1st -- til you see the
Batmobile silhouette.
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Just when I thought I had the location of the shaft for the spotlight nailed down, John Byers - byersmtrco, send me this! As I recall, he said that when they installed it at the dealership (correct me if I have this wrong, John), they did NOT put it through the corner of the dashpad. Someone cut a notch in that trim panel for the wiring and the shaft to come through. You will see how they did it in these two pix, which might be a better way to go. He also said that at one time there was a lite in the brushed alum panel below the dash. It glowed red when the spotlight was on. Thanks, John!
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Here's the hole for the Ind/lamp.
The red lens is long gone. The hsg is tucked
up under there. (it still lites) It comes thru from the back side.
Part of the lens holds it in from the front. If you look
in the TB restoration "bible" there is a picture in there
of the deck lid ajar light for the conv top syst.
It was that style light. Mine never had the one for the
D/lid, nor have I ever seen one.
More Ford mysteries. "Uh . . . it's Friday, let's do it
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I'm very curious, why would anyone want to put a spotlight on a car.

Chris....From the Land of Oz.
I see somebody has sorta answered that one Chris - but here in NZ lots (mainly utes mind) have them for spotlighting rabbit, deer whatever.

Most of them are mounted into the roof to give more range/less dazzle.
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I agree fitting spotlights in old heaps as we did back in the sixties. The vehicle at the time was a 1926 Studebaker tray top. We used it for rabbits. But on a T. BIRD, no thanks definately not for me.

It is my personal opinion & not to offend anyone.

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Hmmm. I like the spotlight (at least this one)
It's very retro too. Of all the compliments/comments
etc I've gotten more on the spotlight.
Except for running the top up n down. Even the Chevy
faithfull stop for that one.

I'm a Chevy guy too . . . And NO GM ever did anything
that cool !!!!!!!!
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