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Old 03-26-2018
1derer 1derer is offline
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Default 3" round backup lights - 16 gauge wire: any BRIGHT ideas ?

This ol' '75 Bird currently has round holes on its rear end a touch more than 3" diameter and a single 16 gauge wire. I'd like something bright enough to see where I'm going backwards after I put on a backup cam (w/o infrared). Any leads ? Or is this asking the impossible.
'75 FC Cummins 8.3
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Just did a quick search. Would these work?



Or do you need body flush mount lights?


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you can make those holes bigger too,cut a strip of plywood,insert into the hole,screw the plywood into place,find the center of the hole,mark the plywood,and then using a holesaw of the right size saw the hole bigger.
No pics,but i have done this before.
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With a 16 ga wire that may well be as long as your bus, I would consider using it as a pilot wire to trip a relay. With this method you could add aircraft landing lights if you want too.
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