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dmthimm

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Hello, does anyone know where to find the teardrop lights that go on top of the bubble fenders, I need the lights themselves. Also, need tail lights...
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Hi, the lights were made by Grote.  They are basically just cab clearance lights which were available from the fifties through the seventies and are attached to a stamped steel fin made by Tee Nee. 

Most cab clearance lights had a slightly curved base.  The tee nee lights had a flat base.  Sometimes the flat base style can be found in junkyards on cube vans, school bus sides, etc., anywhere the sheet metal is flat. 

It is much easier to find the lenses in amber than the correct red color.  While the bases were normally stamped steel, the actual Tee Nee bases were stainless.  Tee Nee trailers seem to be the only place to find the stainless ones although plain steel can be chromed to look similar.  

The tail lights were pretty ordinary and any modern round tail light is close enough to pass, although I like to look for steel ones instead of plastic.  These still turn up at swap meets pretty often in steel.

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Here's the amber version.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-GROTE-205-TRUCK-CAB-CLEARENCE-LIGHT-LENSES-LENS-/251966423957?hash=item3aaa5e8395&vxp=mtr

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