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Old 03-10-2019, 06:17 PM
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Rebuilding front turn signals, running lights

I am working on swapping out the grill on my 71 with a painted one from a 68.
The bulb sockets on the turn signals are not in great shape. The bulb needs to me jostled some times to work.
will any double contact light socket kit do the job?
or is there any easier way. LMC does not show that assembly available for instance.

 
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:28 PM
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Upper pic: Ford only sold the park lamp body as an assembly: C7TZ-13200-E Right & C7TZ-13201-E Left = 1967/69 F100/350.

Both are obsolete, a source in SoCal has the right side, no one has the left side. Neither side on ebay.


 
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by hillcountryflt View Post
...will any double contact light socket kit do the job?...
I would think as long as your not hung up on 100% factory original, and you don't mind possibly having to modify the original a little bit, (I don't know if you have to or not), Then I would think you could use a double contact light socket kit.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:09 PM
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I bought replacement sockets from Mac's. They worked out pretty good. Below is my YouTube video covering it...

Good luck, Pat
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:05 AM
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I would think as long as your not hung up on 100% factory original, and you don't mind possibly having to modify the original a little bit, (I don't know if you have to or not), Then I would think you could use a double contact light socket kit.
Not much worried about OEM, just functionality. Don't have the time, money or inclination to make "Forever Project" an all original truck.
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F100'64 thanks for that lead. Even though they show as rear sockets, i see no reason they won't work in the front.
How difficult would it be to get the old one's out. Not sure how the are attached.
I do see some options of leaving the original socket housing in and simply replacing the contacts/wire.
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:43 AM
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Not much worried about OEM, just functionality. Don't have the time, money or inclination to make "Forever Project" an all original truck.
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F100'64 thanks for that lead. Even though they show as rear sockets, i see no reason they won't work in the front.
How difficult would it be to get the old one's out. Not sure how the are attached.
I do see some options of leaving the original socket housing in and simply replacing the contacts/wire.
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You should watch my video that I linked. I used them in the front and rear. They came out fairly easy with a twist, I did solder them in place because the new ones were not as snug. I'm glad I used solder over JB Weld because if I ever need to replace them again I will be able to remove them.

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You should watch my video that I linked. I used them in the front and rear. They came out fairly easy with a twist, I did solder them in place because the new ones were not as snug. I'm glad I used solder over JB Weld because if I ever need to replace them again I will be able to remove them.

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I am work, so had to watch with audio off. But did make it look pretty simple.
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:25 PM
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You should watch my video that I linked. I used them in the front and rear. They came out fairly easy with a twist, I did solder them in place because the new ones were not as snug. I'm glad I used solder over JB Weld because if I ever need to replace them again I will be able to remove them.

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Well I tried rebuilding an existing socket last night with a kit from NAPA. Did not go well. It would not compress enough to get light bulb in. So I ordered one of these double contact light socket to try. There were a variety of different part numbers for this item.
 
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Try something like this? Just have to make the hole bigger.
https://www.autozone.com/electrical-...ket/803353_0_0



I think this is a twist style:
https://www.autozone.com/electrical-...ket/438919_0_0



Easy to replace if they ever get messed up from moisture.

I didn't find the one that takes the newer 3157 style bulb with the plastic post instead of metal(less corrosion possibility)
 
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That last one with three wires. I am guessing the third wire is for ground since the unit is plastic. Interesting looking.
 
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Yes, third wire should be ground.
I recall Autozone having quite a selection of plugs in their electrical aisle. Might be able to find something you can retrofit.
I can remember dealing with my 1970 F100 back in the 80's and trying to keep the front signal working reliably.
 

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