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Tux Plate Light?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by jeep2003, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Jan 11, 2020
    jeep2003

    jeep2003 Well-Known Member

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    Is this a tux plate light? Im pretty sure thats where i got it years ago but from what i can see on google they look a little longer and chrome.
     

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  2. Jan 11, 2020
    samned

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    I don't think it is . The one that came with my 1965 Tuxedo Park looks different. It has a rounded base with a taller chrome cover that holds a glass lens and covers the base of the light. I will try to get a photo and post it.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2020
    jeep2003

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    yeah thats what it looks like on the pictures but a closeup would be great. You dont think it could just be missing the chrome cover?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2020
    Keys5a

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    Nope, not even close. The correct light is chromed pot metal and has an overall length of 3.4", and has a 2.5" dia base and 1.5" main body with a glass window that slides into the hollow inside. It has a rounded end. The light mounts on a folding license bracket.
    I can't attach photos, but PM your email and I'll send you a photo or two.
    -Donny
     
  5. Jan 11, 2020
    Beach66Bum

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    this is the correct light for the drop down bracket.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2020
    nickmil

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    What BeachBum and Keys said.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2020
    jeep2003

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    Thanks guys. Heres the pics that Donny sent.
     

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  8. Jan 17, 2020
    Rick Whitson

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    Boy That is a nice Original one, I had to have mine re- chromed, hard to find a pot metal guy to do it.
     
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  9. Jan 17, 2020
    65TuxPark

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    Rick, where did you send it for chrome? I have a bunch of tux parts that are ready for chrome... just need to find a chrome shop.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2020
    Rick Whitson

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    A place on the East Side of Detroit, it came back like Brand New, He silver soldered all the pits in and copper plated it buffed coppered it again buffed it more until it was perfect, nice guy. Let me know I will get the Number for you if you what it. He charged me $50.00, but his partner, his Father said it was too cheap, so it may be more next time. The guy is really good.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2020
    Keys5a

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    Thats the correct way to fix pot metal. I've had Advance Plating in Tenn. do some pot metal tail light bezels for a British car. Same proceedure, and more than $50.
    -Donny
     

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