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A Pillar mounted Spot lights #1286570 Thu Nov 08 2018 06:34 AM
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Super55 Offline OP
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Hello. This is my first post on this forum, but figured it would be the best source for information. My 1948 two ton had some sort of life in a fire department. When I was removing the previous owners "body work" I found some holes on the "A" pillars where I am guessing some spot lights were once mounted. Rather then fill them up, I would like to find some spots to fit. They look to have been the type with the handle that fits into the cab and I imagine, just like the truck listed in the Seattle craigslist. I copied the photo and have it in google photos. I would like to know if anyone has a good source for these.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jcHURfGyUTxHGH3d7

Last edited by John Milliman; Thu Nov 08 2018 11:18 AM. Reason: Fixed link

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1948 Chevy 2-Ton
Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights [Re: Super55] #1286574 Thu Nov 08 2018 10:53 AM
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Bill Marlow Offline
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I am no expert on the subject but have spent a fair amount of time searching for spot lights and parts. I found a very nice NOS Unity spot light, which is most likely what your truck had on it at one time, at a swap meet for a good deal. At the time, I really didn't have a use for it but thought it was cool. Then I bought my GMC and it too already had a hole in the pillar so, use found! It took me quite a while to determine which Unity "bracket" I needed for my light that matched the pillar angle. Unity made a brackets for many different pillars, fenders and roofs. I searched EBay in vintage car and truck parts,
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jcHURfGyUTxHGH3d7 for lights but try searching for Unity spot light brackets.
Check out the Unity site also to find your bracket number.
http://www.unityusa.com/
Somewhere in there you can look up your particular vehicle and find the bracket number.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...dnhrQ2l2SWJSXzZRYVZGZnkzWDkxbmJqX0lEZk5R



Last edited by John Milliman; Thu Nov 08 2018 11:19 AM.

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1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
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Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights [Re: Super55] #1286608 Thu Nov 08 2018 06:02 PM
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Super55 Offline OP
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Bill thanks for all the information. That looks like an excellent source! Your trucks on your google page are beautiful!


A day without laughter is a day wasted- Charlie Chaplin

When wrestling a grizzly bear, you have to keep at it until the bear gets tired, not when you get tired.


1948 Chevy 2-Ton
Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights [Re: Super55] #1286636 Thu Nov 08 2018 10:45 PM
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Bill Marlow Offline
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Hey thanks! Good luck with your search!


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights [Re: Super55] #1286883 Sat Nov 10 2018 05:31 PM
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Frank50 Offline
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That's a great looking fire truck! I know it's not yours. I wish I had something like that... of course I have no place to keep it. smile

Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights [Re: Super55] #1286890 Sat Nov 10 2018 06:07 PM
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cmayna Offline
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Spot lights are fun..........

spot light


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Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights [Re: Super55] #1286928 Sat Nov 10 2018 10:59 PM
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4100 Fire Truck Offline
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I have 2 spots on my 50 4100 fire truck, and they still work. I would love to post a pic, but it is not simple on this site, as much as I like it.

Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights [Re: Super55] #1286930 Sat Nov 10 2018 11:05 PM
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Justhorsenround Online
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Read the new photo posting guidelines. Very simple now. Even I can do it.


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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights [Re: Super55] #1286995 Sun Nov 11 2018 02:52 PM
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Bill Marlow Offline
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Not sure if it worked or not but trying to learn how to attach pictures of my spot light. Using an old IPad so might be a failed attempt

Attached Files
image.jpeg (67 downloads)
image.jpeg (68 downloads)
image.jpeg (65 downloads)

Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights [Re: Super55] #1287019 Sun Nov 11 2018 05:41 PM
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4100 Fire Truck Offline
Shop Shark
Here are my twin spots mounted at the top of the A-pillars. It is easy to bang my head on the passenger side handle I've found out. Hey it is really easy to post pictures now!


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IMG_4271.JPG (58 downloads)
IMG_3745.JPG (54 downloads)
Last edited by 4100 Fire Truck; Sun Nov 11 2018 05:51 PM.

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