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Posted By: Super55 A Pillar mounted Spot lights - Thu Nov 08 2018 06:34 AM
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
Posted By: Bill Marlow Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights - Thu Nov 08 2018 10:53 AM
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


Posted By: Super55 Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights - Thu Nov 08 2018 06:02 PM
Bill thanks for all the information. That looks like an excellent source! Your trucks on your google page are beautiful!
Posted By: Bill Marlow Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights - Thu Nov 08 2018 10:45 PM
Hey thanks! Good luck with your search!
Posted By: Frank50 Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights - Sat Nov 10 2018 05:31 PM
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
Posted By: cmayna Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights - Sat Nov 10 2018 06:07 PM
Spot lights are fun..........

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Posted By: 4100 Fire Truck Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights - Sat Nov 10 2018 10:59 PM
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.
Posted By: Justhorsenround Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights - Sat Nov 10 2018 11:05 PM
Read the new photo posting guidelines. Very simple now. Even I can do it.
Posted By: Bill Marlow Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights - Sun Nov 11 2018 02:52 PM
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

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Posted By: 4100 Fire Truck Re: A Pillar mounted Spot lights - Sun Nov 11 2018 05:41 PM
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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