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FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your FC model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.......List your FC Parts here too.

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Old 06-21-2012
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anyone have a source for the rectangular parking light lenses for the 78 fc? Unity and others don't seem to have them. Looking for new or nice used. thanks
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You could try the Schoolie supply houses but finding that lens will be tough. I found a replacement set two years ago on Ebay. Seams like they were a GM part. I think Crit wound up with them. He will be along and could add light on this topic.
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I believe they are a Chrysler item, I believe off old (early 70's) Dodge pickups. Found a matching photo of 1972 D-100. Not quite rectangular. I pulled my housing and there is a part number, but I could not get much further. I may have posted a part number here on the forum. Never went to a dealer to hunt it down.
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anyone have a source for the rectangular parking light lenses for the 78 fc? Unity and others don't seem to have them. Looking for new or nice used. thanks
Replace them with LEDs from Super Bright. They offer the entire fixture with bulbs sealed inside. I even replaced my backup lamps too.

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I checked super bright, but those lenses are not long enough to cover the opening of the old lights - the parking light cover/opening is 8", the super bright's are just 6 1/2" long....did you do something scathingly brilliant? thanks,
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No, my rear lights are 7-1/4" square and surface mount so the new lights don't have to cover 100% the old area. Are yours different?

I even removed my backup lights (these are flushmount with holes) and covered the hole with the LEDs as they are smaller than the brake & running lights.
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these are the parking lights I'm talking about - thx
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I believe they are a Chrysler item, I believe off old (early 70's) Dodge pickups. Found a matching photo of 1972 D-100. Not quite rectangular. I pulled my housing and there is a part number, but I could not get much further. I may have posted a part number here on the forum. Never went to a dealer to hunt it down.

This from the Blue Bird Parts Book found in the database, you may want to call Blue Bird School Bus Parts;




Wanderlodge Owners Group > Links, Files, Old Yahoo Forum Database and Downloads > Manuals and Files Stored in This Forums Software DATABASE > Index of Downloaded Manuals and Files in Forums Software Database > MANUALS

1981-1986 Wanderlodg..> 15-Jun-2010 12:23 3.6M


Also check out Wanderlodge Owners Group > Good, Bad, and Ugly > Vendors > HARTLEY'S SCHOOL BUS PARTS I'm not sure if they are still open, although this one has a broken and a missing lens, they had a BB School Bus pusher with those lights plus they also had quite a few other BB buses for parts that Mike Hohnstein took a picture of a few years ago.


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Oh Sorry.. was thinking running lights...
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thanks John, I did check one place for this lens, and the price was $44.36 EACH, I called Hartleys and they are still in business, left a message, thx
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