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Anyone know exact markings to add side repeaters?

Post by Hoarder » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:55 pm

My highline has had the wings replaced but no holes for side repeaters so would like to refit them. Would anyone happen to have templates or know how I can measure up to make sure they are fitted correctly?

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Re: Anyone know exact markings to add side repeaters?

Post by GRNSHRK » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:40 pm

Hello Hoarder, don't have an answer to your question (being USofA based) but as a board moderator, I am going to move your thread to the Exterior forum, where I think you will get a lot more traffic [-o<
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Re: Anyone know exact markings to add side repeaters?

Post by ron » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:15 pm

I had to take the dimensions from my old wings but, unfortunately, I didn't write them down. Have you not got the old wings?
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Re: Anyone know exact markings to add side repeaters?

Post by Hoarder » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:51 pm

ron wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:15 pm
I had to take the dimensions from my old wings but, unfortunately, I didn't write them down. Have you not got the old wings?
Wings had been replaced prior to me buying the car. What did you use to cut the holes for repeaters? I need to be carefull I don't damage the wings.

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Re: Anyone know exact markings to add side repeaters?

Post by ron » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:08 am

I drilled each corner and then used a rotary saw/ grinding wheel to get the required size. Another way is to chain drill it.

I will try to get some measurements from one of my old wings and make some form of templates.
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Re: Anyone know exact markings to add side repeaters?

Post by Hoarder » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:02 pm

ron wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:08 am
I drilled each corner and then used a rotary saw/ grinding wheel to get the required size. Another way is to chain drill it.

I will try to get some measurements from one of my old wings and make some form of templates.
That would be very gratefull of you Ron tenplates will be awesome.

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Re: Anyone know exact markings to add side repeaters?

Post by ron » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:17 pm

Bad news. I've just been out to one of my storage sheds and although I have 8 wings (5 L/H & 3 R/H) none of them have side repeater holes.

You don't HAVE to fit them to your car. At one stage they were an optional extra #860.
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Re: Anyone know exact markings to add side repeaters?

Post by wattsmonkey » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:30 pm

Will grab a spare wing and measure up tomorrow.

I did the same thing for the m restoration with using an '83 wing to replace the rusted-out '86
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Post by SenorShark » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:25 am

Is it a requirement that they have them? I would go without if possible.
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Re: Anyone know exact markings to add side repeaters?

Post by Steve Corbett » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:01 pm

Per Federal Safety Regulations, All U.S. Cars needed them starting 1968. Most cars manufactured for foreign sale and imported stateside, DOT approved head lights and side markers were added during federalization. I personally would not add them unless directed to by a citation. I would argue the front and rear turn signals are visible from the side as they do wrap around. My 84 745I had a set added during Federalization and they look like shit, I wished they were the small rectangular Euro style or none at all.
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