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Old 11/22/2005, 07:25 AM   #1
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Question fog lights

I recently purchased a California Special and the previous owner took the fog lights off and threw them away. Can somebody tell me where I could find some?
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Old 11/22/2005, 08:29 AM   #2
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Lucas (mounted on posts) or Marchal (mounted on the grill)?

I have a few sets of Lucas lights ranging from average to outstanding and Bob Teets sells the correct posts for them.
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Old 11/22/2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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Tim,
you can also find them on ebay, Lucas more often then Marchals. I would talk with Mosesatm first since everyone on the site is alot more dependable then ebay.

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Old 11/22/2005, 04:59 PM   #4
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Tim,
you can also find them on ebay, Lucas more often then Marchals. I would talk with Mosesatm first since everyone on the site is alot more dependable then ebay.

Doug
I second that. He helped me out when I was in a bind with my foglights.

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Old 11/22/2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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Tim;
Don't forget one very important factor. The build date for your car. Depending on when it was built will dictate use of either Marchal lights or Lucas lights. If your build date is after 26 April 68 your car should have come with Lucas lights. But, if your not worried about being factory original you can use either light. As I've said before, I prefer the Marchal's but, that's just a personal preference.

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Old 11/22/2005, 08:23 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=68sunlitgold]Tim,
you can also find them on ebay, Lucas more often then Marchals. I would talk with Mosesatm first since everyone on the site is alot more dependable then ebay.

I third that. Just got a great deal on a steering wheel from Arlie- just came today. Thanks Arlie!
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Old 11/23/2005, 10:48 PM   #7
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Food for thought, If your car has the holes in the grill molding, Than it had Lucas at some time. If your car was built prior to 4-26-68, and lacks the holes in the grill molding, than the previous owner probably threw the Marchal lights away (BUMMER), anyways, If the holes are missing, try to go with Marchal lights. in any case, if lucas is more your budget, they would be correct regardless of when your car was built.
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Old 12/29/2005, 10:48 PM   #8
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there is a pair of lucas on ebay in good condition

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Old 12/29/2005, 11:14 PM   #9
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Food for thought, If your car has the holes in the grill molding, Than it had Lucas at some time. If your car was built prior to 4-26-68, and lacks the holes in the grill molding, than the previous owner probably threw the Marchal lights away (BUMMER), anyways, If the holes are missing, try to go with Marchal lights. in any case, if lucas is more your budget, they would be correct regardless of when your car was built.
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Marchal foglights were attached to the grill by brackets. Most often the brackets were left on the grill (hence one way to detect an original grill) and holes were drilled for the Lucas lights in the grill molding panel below the grill. If your car still has the Marchal lights, then it is an early (pre-April 26th,1968) car that the owner did not take in for the recall. Eventually they all should have had Lucas lights.

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Old 12/30/2005, 07:42 AM   #10
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I feel fortunate. (since I like the look of the marchals) My car was sold in July but still has the original marchals. Lazy dealer, the dealer didn't know about the recall or they just liked the marchals better and left them on the car.

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Old 01/02/2006, 08:25 AM   #11
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Can someone tell me if the mounting pedestals extend through the stone guard or do they just go throught the wide moulding? I'm getting ready to mount my lucas lamps and I have a new stone guard. I don't want to drill it if its not correct to do so. Thanks for your help.

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Old 01/02/2006, 09:34 AM   #12
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they go through the stone guard.

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Old 01/02/2006, 10:03 AM   #13
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Do you have the measurements of where to drill? I would assume they would be in Paul's book. However, I am sure it gives you great joy in thinking you have to drill into a part!!

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Thanks Jason and Paul. I thought that they did go through the stone guard and I marked the holes, but didn't drill until I had confirmation. Thanks for this info. Paul, I purchased the mounting pedestals from Tony Branda and they actually enclosed the marking instructions from Paul N.'s book with credits given to Paul. I predrilled the moulding and test fitted over the stone guard to get the proper location. Yes, drilling into a freshly painted body part does bring a bead of sweat to my brow. I'm getting somewhat used to it since I've also drilled the fenders for the rocker panels and for emblems.

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Old 01/02/2006, 08:52 PM   #15
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Do you have the tapered washers? If I remember correctly each light has two.

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