Date registered: May 2009
Vehicle: Ferguson TED-20 1956, Mercedes-Benz 220 S 1963, Valmet 502 1973, Mercedes-Benz S 500c 1996
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The lights are now in place. Lessons learned so far are that anyone attempting this should build in A LOT of adjustments. For the light itself do not settle with the regular up/down and left/right adjustments, but also an adjustment for roll angle would be very useful!
Apart from this make the position of the light adjustable (with regards to the mounting plate). This will wake your integration much simpler...
Also, earlier this year I almost had a crash due to some driver not seeing my red turn signals (more and more unusual here in europe nowadays). Compared to modern cars the turn signal is quite weak, wrong color and no side turn signal at all. I'm all for preserving originality, but this actually raises the safety in modern traffic.
I did find some nice retro-looking rear view mirrors with integrated turn signals. Supposedly these units belong on a chevy 57. But they look sort of original, and lowers the odds of me being in some crash before I've had time to LED-convert the rear lights (making mainly the turn signal more visible)