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Old 04-17-2012, 01:32 PM
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I have a 1993 Ford F150 without cab lights. I want to put some on but I wasnt sure how hard that is to do and if anyone had some pointers.
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You can buy them in kit form pretty cheap(pack of 5). I suppose the hard part is pulling the headliner down and fishing a wire to connect them.

I think this is the model they use:
http://www.grote.com/product.php?product_number=45503

Remember measure TWICE, drill once. I would use a good silicone sealer to make sure they never leak into cab. They likely have some kind of gasket anyway?

I've had thoughts of adding them to my '89. Just haven't taken the leap yet.
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It's not to hard of a job. I pulled my lights and harness out of a junk yard truck. I didnt use any silicone under the factory gasket and they have never leaked in 8 years.

I have put cab lights on prolly 5 OBS Fords and everyone of them had the factory plug for cab lights behind the passenger kick panel. Route the wires down the A-pillar no need to pull headliner just the trim piece over the windshield and A-pillar. These trucks have a double layer roof, I used a straightened out cloths hanger and fished the wires from the drivers side hole to the passenger side hole, then down the pillar.
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I have a 1993 Ford F150 without cab lights. I want to put some on but I wasnt sure how hard that is to do and if anyone had some pointers.
Here is what a search turned up
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...ab-lights.html
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:31 AM
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thanks for all the feedback im hoping to get the lights soon and get started on them
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I had the roof lights on my 77 F150 4x4 way back when. Funny thing is that when you come up behind someone at night they think it's a big truck and move over! LOL !!
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really easy like they said measure several times before drilling
i put a light center of the windshield and 6inchesfrom the edge of the the windshield to the center hole on the light. then i mounted that one and put the other ones 13 inches apart turned out purdy nice
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really easy like they said measure several times before drilling
i put a light center of the windshield and 6inchesfrom the edge of the the windshield to the center hole on the light. then i mounted that one and put the other ones 13 inches apart turned out purdy nice
Too bad those are Not the right measurements. I would be curing you up and down if I bought your truck and they were Not in the right spots
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Lucky for you the truck isn't for sale??

Would you also be mad that they are "NOT" the proper lights for that vintage truck??

Relax man.
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Unless you're doing a concourse restoration it becomes a "do-your-own-thing". One's likes is not necessarily anothers likes. IMO the lights are fine. I have the Grote lights and will try and put them in the OEM locations, but that's just me. I know people are gonna hate on me when I put the flat bed on mine. Okay with me. Common fondness for our Ford trucks and acceptance of others tastes is what keeps us going. I was actually considering making the marker lights sequential like the old T-bird tail lights but Frederic mentioned the glare on the hood so I'm reconsidering that.
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Marker lights do glow on the hood at night, but not sure that is a problem. I've liked the orange glow on the hoods of my trucks when I had them. Even my ol Mack hood glows at night with the marker lights on.

Sounds like you're making turn signals out of them? Sounds like a neat idea, and I don't think the blinking lights would be a hinderance while driving. Not like it's a constant thing or shining in your eyes.

Nothing wrong with flat beds. It's all in what you use the truck for.
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thats why its my truck and not yours...i didnt like the stock lights and i did what i thought looked good to ME!!! i dgaf what anyone thinks about my truck, BTW I didnt like the way the stock look i like proportion and i did my so the are evenly across the cab
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finally had time to put my lights on my truck. thanks for everyone's help
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Sharp looking truck, man. Turned out really good.
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I like the nutserts and grommets nice job !!
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