So you bought a kit to make your tail light set up look clean and neat. You ended up installing it in the trash. Or you bought another kit for a piece in there to fix the original kit. Or you saw something that caught your eye on some of those rodded Bolts. How did they do that? Ah ha! All you need is some pictures and a little explanation! Harold to the rescue!
<< Harold's got some large pictures to show good detail. Click on the thumbnails on this page to open a much larger view.
Get started with some parts
There have been questions about installing stainless steel tail lamp conduit for the tail lights on these old trucks. The following steps are in conjunction with parts ordered from Jim Carter ( don't forget, he gives Bolters a 10% discount ~ Editor ), specifically:
These instructions should be applicable to other supplier’s parts since most suppliers sell the same parts.
Before we start
This is how the parts fit as provided by the suppliers. Notice gap in photo (click on the image for a larger view and you can really see the gap) on right (approximately 1/8”)
After the modification, the tail light and conduit fit flush against the bracket as it should.
Here is a front view and a rear view of the modified bracket and how it fits!
Good judgment comes from experience.
Experience comes from poor judgment.