This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #1  
Old 12-09-2007, 11:06 AM
bcomo bcomo is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Sep 24 2005
Posts: 1,224
bcomo is on a distinguished road
Default Trunk Light Option -- Anyone Know?

Has anyone seen, know of, or have a photo showing the optional trunk light for the Squarebird?

Mac's has one listed for the 58-66, but I don't know if this looks like the original. It must work on a mercury switch, because I don't see what makes it turn on on/off.
.
Attached Images
File Type: gif yb[1].gif (34.1 KB, 145 views)
__________________
Bart
1960 Hard Top/430
Thunderbird Registry Number 1231
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-09-2007, 11:20 AM
Alexander's Avatar
Alexander Alexander is offline
Webmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 30 2002
Posts: 3,338
Alexander is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes, that light has a mercury switch. It is Ford light from the early sixties. I have a diagram of the trunk light for the Squarebird.
__________________
Alexander
1959 Hard Top
1960 Golde Top
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-09-2007, 11:36 AM
bcomo bcomo is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Sep 24 2005
Posts: 1,224
bcomo is on a distinguished road
Default

When you get time, maybe you can post that diagram. I haven't got a clue as to where it goes, or how it's mounted.

Meanwhile, I'll go ahead and order the light from Mac's.

Thanks.
__________________
Bart
1960 Hard Top/430
Thunderbird Registry Number 1231
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-09-2007, 04:44 PM
Alexander's Avatar
Alexander Alexander is offline
Webmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 30 2002
Posts: 3,338
Alexander is on a distinguished road
Default

__________________
Alexander
1959 Hard Top
1960 Golde Top
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-09-2007, 05:25 PM
bcomo bcomo is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Sep 24 2005
Posts: 1,224
bcomo is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks Alexander.

I'll post a photo when I get it done later on. Running the hot lead from the front will be the deal.
__________________
Bart
1960 Hard Top/430
Thunderbird Registry Number 1231
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-18-2008, 02:38 PM
GTE427's Avatar
GTE427 GTE427 is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Oct 9 2007
Posts: 596
GTE427 is on a distinguished road
Default

I was fortunate yesterday to spend time with a 60 HT on it's last day. This was a 430HT, A/C, Rose (V) with a black leather interior (86). Nicely optioned car, spot light, trunk antenna, W/S washer, full power, trunk light.

I pulled the trunk light and will post pictures later. It has definite markings, none are Ford or Fomoco.

I slavaged want little was left and useable in addition to buying the entire driveline. I asked the owner to have the yard cut the 430 mounts out, only hope they will do so. Took the data plate and another plate stamped Wixon 2364, will also post pictures.
__________________
Ken
1959 J Convertible
1960 J Hardtop
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-19-2008, 12:26 AM
bcomo bcomo is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Sep 24 2005
Posts: 1,224
bcomo is on a distinguished road
Default

Ken:

I'll be interested in seeing what the trunk light looks like before you put it in -- as it was pulled.

Glad you were with the old girl on her last day -- but still sad.
__________________
Bart
1960 Hard Top/430
Thunderbird Registry Number 1231
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-19-2008, 09:51 AM
GTE427's Avatar
GTE427 GTE427 is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Oct 9 2007
Posts: 596
GTE427 is on a distinguished road
Default

The light doesn't appear to have been assembly line installed, the wire wasn't neatly routed as in the diagrams that Alexander posted, but it could still be dealer installed.
The wire was spliced into the trunk harness and routed thru the underside trunk bracing. The light is 2.5" dia x 1.375 " high. Maybe someone will know if this is the correct light for the squarebird era.

The following is stamped on the cover:

JOHN W. HOBBS CORP.
PAT NOS.
2107.570
2107.768
MADE IN
USA
SPRINGFIELD ILL

The numbers may not be correct as they are hard read as the die was so small.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg trunklite1.jpg (5.5 KB, 62 views)
File Type: jpg trunklte2.jpg (7.5 KB, 60 views)
File Type: jpg trunklite3.jpg (4.9 KB, 60 views)
File Type: jpg trunklite4.jpg (9.1 KB, 61 views)
File Type: jpg trunklite5.jpg (4.1 KB, 60 views)
__________________
Ken
1959 J Convertible
1960 J Hardtop
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-19-2008, 12:27 PM
YellowRose's Avatar
YellowRose YellowRose is offline
Super-Experienced and a HELLOFA nice guy
 
Join Date: Jan 21 2008
Posts: 11,893
YellowRose is on a distinguished road
Question Trunk Light Option -- Anyone Know? Reply to Thread

I Googled the company name and location. The J.W. Hobbs Corp. is still in existence! It is part of the Honeywell Corp. Below is their information. This light is probably no longer being manufactured according to the person I spoke with. She would need their part number. If you can find that part number on the unit she will be able to tell you if they still make it. Perhaps giving her the patent numbers would help? I looked through some of their catalogs and could find nothing like it anymore.

www.hobbs-corp.com
J.W. Hobbs Corporation
P.O Box 19424
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. 62794-9424
Phone: (217) 753-7752
Fax: (217) 753-7789
email: hobbs.marketing@hobbs-corp.com

Ray
'59 "Yellow Rose" VTCI #11178
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-19-2008, 05:53 PM
tbirds8 tbirds8 is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Nov 6 2006
Posts: 907
tbirds8 is on a distinguished road
Default

That looks just like the light on the hood of my mark111?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 AM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.