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Old 09-22-2008
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Just finished the installation of our new LED clearance lights from Dupree. They were a breeze to install, and much brighter.

Also, I have replaced all my Square old school bus style brake/turn lights with new 7" LED's too. This made the most difference! You can actually see the lights in the daytime! It was a easy job to replace these as well, but I did have some stainless panels fabricated to act as a nice shiny backdrop for the new LEDs. The Prevost look...LOL. I needed to cover the old 'squarish' light footprint. We obtained them on e-bay for $22.50 ea Red, $24.00 ea for the Amber. In-case anyone needs the info, it is as follows:

Global Parts, Inc.
2952 Moreland Ave SE
Conley, Ga 30288
(800) 743-4614

Web site:
http://gpartsinc.com/lighting-led-lights.html

Ebay Store:
http://stores.ebay.com/Global-Parts-Incorporated


The Pictures are located in my album on this site. also, attached below.

Hope this helps if anyone decides to do the same!

I will be adding more pics soon (in the daytime)
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WE have the "prevost" style lights in led
same size same footprint
red stop turn tailight three wire
amber turn only two wire
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Old 09-27-2008
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I just got done changing out my marker light with LED's from Stephen Birtles. The result is phenominal!

Although it took me quite a bit longer than expected . Alot of mine had either rusted out screws and/or too short wire which required additional wire to be added.

The front mount ones were difficult to get to. This was because of the air conditioner blower in the way of me adding wire to what seemed impossible foam adding to the difficulty in finding the original wire. AAUUGGGHH!!!
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Not only were there rusted out screws (vise grips to the rescue!) I also had difficulty with the new screws fitting in the old screws holes. The old screws were I think #10 screws where as the new screws were #8 screws. The result was that sometimes the screws fit but most times did not.
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So what I did was use a product caled "Mr. Grip" that is a steel teeth grip that fills the gap and holds like steel. Product works great!
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Then I dropped one of the screws and couldn't find it anywhere on the gravel pad I park my coach on. I wen't to a hardware store only to find that the screws holding the lights to the coach had special smaller heads on them. I bought the #8 3/4 screws but they would not fit into the lights. I checked the gravel pad once again with a magnet but because they were stainless it wouldn't pick it up! So I pulled out the dremmel tool and ground down the head of the new ones I had bought. Whallau! I finished this project only to have more projects in the future...
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Nice jobs, shows me what I have to look forward to. Roy Anderson installed his at RATS a few years ago and they do make a big difference and I have mine to install yet, so this gives me an idea of what to look out for, this should be a fun job to do with my hand tremors

Thanks for all of the details and tips. One thing that I try to remember to do anytime I'm working on a project outside the shop with its concrete floor, is to go to an appliance store and get a discarded cardboard box that a refrigerator came in, take it home and cut it down where the edges of the box meet, open it up and then use it as a redneck creeper, to slide under the area that I'm working on, this way it helps keep me clean if I have to lay down on the ground to work and it also makes finding those small screws and other objects that that may fall to the ground, easier to find. they are quite big when they are "opened" up and placed on the ground where you can place the step ladder directly on them. When they get too dirty to use anymore, I just place them in the recycle bin and go back and pick up another one.

Sometimes screws, nuts and bolts will bounce on the cardboard over onto the gravel, so placing an old blanket or bed sheet, or drop cloth on the ground will help too in this case, I just keep these items in the shop all of the time, for this use, it sure makes finding those small objects a lot easier, especially for these worn out eyes.
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WE have the "prevost" style lights in led
same size same footprint
red stop turn tailight three wire
amber turn only two wire
Stephen:

Your website does not show tail/stop lights. Do you have LED replacements for the red rectangular Hella tail lights on an '87 PT40? Mine measure 5" wide by 4 1/8" tall by 7/8" deep, and are surface mounted in a recess (which restricts oversize options.) There are two red lamps and one clear on each side.

If available, please contact me with ordering details:
<kb1jtb_at_gmail_dot_com>

Thanks--

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currently Terrell, TX
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yes we have the hella square lights in led

we have red or amber
no white
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Stephan,

Do you have a dashbord template ???


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yes I am still using it. I should be finished by tomorrow then it is on its way to you
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I came across this LED source at the BNO site. One of the members posted this as a reputable outfit. Just passing it on.

http://www.ledtronics.com/Default.aspx

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Bill, Happen to know what LED light specifically might be used in our BB's. I think Shane had replaced the bulbs in his 12 volt overheads plus some others and I would like to do the same. Supposed to use very little energy. John
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