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Old 08-01-2011, 03:31 PM
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1954 Ford f100 turn signals

I'm finishing converting a 1954 Ford F100 from 6V to 12V as part of re-wiring the entire truck. The original turns signals are 6V. I have replaced the flasher with a 12V unit. I'm wondering if the original switch will work with 12V or if it will need to be replaced. Anyone know for sure? Mid-Fiftys sells a 12V switch and said it will fit the 54. I'd like to be sure before I plunk down my money.

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Old 08-01-2011, 04:41 PM
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I replaced the 6v.flasher w.a12v. and also the indicator bulb in the directional controller on my 54f250 and it works fine. F250RED
 
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Yes. Assuming you have the bolt onto the column type turn signal switch, the only difference internally between 6 and 12 volts is the little indicator bulb. Your switch will work fine on 12v with a simple bulb swap.

 
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I thought that turn signals were not factory original until 56?? just use your arms to signal!! Just kidding.

I've got to add signals to my 53 as well. It's scary enough driving amongst the people even with working signals.

I had a 51 F3 that was converted to 12 volts and the aftermarket signal switch said 12volts on it I think, but from what I understand is that 6 volts stuff uses heavier gage wire so I would think you would be just fine, as stated above.
 
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AFAIK, to install internal turn signals, you would need a column bell from a truck that was originally equipped with internal turn signals. I'm not sure if they offered internal turn signals in 54? I'd give Mid Fifty a call, the gals there can tell you how to install anything they sell and are glad to help. I have a 56 column and steering box with internal turn signals if you are interested. The 56 column is shorter than the 54 since the 56 used a deeper dished wheel. If you put a 56 column in your 54, you could use the 56 wheel (I have the wheel also) or use the 54 wheel to give a little more room for the belt hangover many of us have acquired.
 
 
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