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Front turn signal light options?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Mike C, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Mike C

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    Well right now my 71 fj40 does not have any turn signals. I am running all the wiring needed to have turn signals again. But I am still trying to decide on what lights to use, and where to mount thhem. My front fenders are cut past the stock mounting location. I might pick up a set of the metal tech fenders over the winter. And with those it does not look like they leave enough room for the BJ40 lights.

    I've seen the small lights mounted in a early grill with marker lights below the headlights, but that requires finding a old grill with those lights.

    I picked up some 6" oval LED turn signal lamps last night. But they just do not look right on the truck, I tried setting them in a few places. So those might go back tonight or tomarrow.

    So what have some of you guys done for front turn signals other then the stock lights?
     
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    70 series front turn signals....
     
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    Opps bj70... I have read that thread. Just concerned about clearing the metaltech fenders if I do go with those later on. And I want to see what else people have done. I've been doing a lot of searching, and I have not found to many options.
     
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    Here are the lights I picked up to try. I like the look of the LED lights, but it just does not fit in with the front of the FJ40. If there are no other options I will just find a set of bj70 series lights.

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    According to these pics of TreerootCo's 40 with MetalTech front fenders, it would appear that you may have room to install your LED lamp in angled surface of the front fenders....


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    You could always call TLC and spring for the really cool H4/LED turnsignal combo headlamps that they sell...


    Good luck!


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    I actually was playing with that setup a bit, though more to the outside. It would require some cutting, and welding to make them fit. Not sure how much cutting I want to do, what do you guys think? Should I go for it?

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    There is a 40 running locally that has cut fenders and the guy attached volkswagen bug blinkers to the aprons.
     
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    Another idea

    Hella has some driving lights that have led rings around the outside. You could change the leds to orange and use the rings as your blinkers.

    I put them where I did thinking that you could put them behind the bib and you wouldn't have to cut. I don't like to cut much. You seem like you're pretty comfortable with it though. ;)
     
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    here is how much I would need to cut out... Not sure I want to chop up my bib that much though. I think I will bring these lights back.

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    That is nothin'.......NOTHING!


    When you do install LED's for turn signals...just remember you will need an elctronic flasher.


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    Nothing huh? well in that case I'll be hacking away some metal this weekend :hillbilly:
     
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    I found an early bib for like $50. MAF has the lights (if you cant find a bib with lights already) for like $14 or something. I took everything off my old bib like headlights etc, and moved over. a little bit of fitting was required, but nothing major. plus, IMO, it looks better than the led's in the front.

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    Here's what I did for turn signals, as I'm mounting offroad lights where the stock turn signals went on my '77.

    They are from AutoNik and are around $170 a pair. Yeah, a lot of $$, but I think they will work good, and look cool too. I don't have a pic of them lit up, but the LED's work real well.

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    After my daughter used a tree to stop instead of the brakes, quite a few years ago, the price of new 78 signals was pretty expensive(no aftermarket yet). So picked up some regular fendermount truck lights with side markers.
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