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1955 Blinker Question

I started tearing down the dash / head unit on the 55, was thinking of restoring it vs going with after market. I noticed something that was puzzling, the unit has what I'm thinking are blinkers, there is a left and right green arrow on each side of the unit at the bottom. Did the 55 have blinkers? perhaps flashers and not blinkers?
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All 53-56 instrument panels had them. Turn signals were a factory option. If the turn signals were not installed at the factory tape was put behind the red arrow indicators. The factory installed turn signals even had a cancelling unit in the cup below the steering wheel. If turn signals were added at the dealer, then the unit was mounted on the steering column.....
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Depending on the years, series' of trucks, dealer installed T/S switches may not be the same as the factory installed T/S switches.

Turn signals were an option...at least thru 1963.
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Makes sense, I did notice the tape today when I tore the head unit apart.

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Turn indicators in the dash, whether the truck had signals installed or not, began in Ford trucks in 1951.
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