Hey all, does anybody out there know if there is a good source for an OE style blinker switch assy? I've been looking around and have had no luck with the findings old style or.... period period correct.
The Truck Shop catalog shows a 54-56 switch and a 57-59 switch. Brothers has them also. The only difference would be the angle of the lever for the flat vs the dished wheel. You should be able to use the cancelling plate as well. Fred
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The ‘54 has a different steering wheel than the ‘53 and there was no option for signal lights in ‘53. I don’t know for sure but I think you would have to change the steering column to adapt the 54-55 signal switch.
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As said, there is no OE for trucks, but there is period correct. In 1953 cars, a "Factory optional Accessory" turn signal was available. Made by "Guide". Self cancelling. It was an integral unit blended into the steering wheel. Maybe one of those 1953 car units would work for a truck?...or from a 54 truck as Phil suggested.
The period correct column mount unit of choice for trucks would have been a Guide brand. Owned by GM. Self cancelling. Available at dealers. Accessory shops.
Several other brands were available elsewhere.
The guide unit would be similar to this.
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