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    These Yankee running lights came with my '46 Chief, and I understand there's a variety of aftermarket lights like these out there, e.g. Guide. Don't know much about Yankee, but I did somewhere see that Yankee made lights earlier than 1946, so I guess they'd be considered period accessories!



    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Nifty, Harry!

    Are they the same size as other 'boat lights'?

    ....Cotten
    PS: I need one clear "titted" OEM lens for my '49 EL...
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      Yankee Light and Mirror I believe the company was called.

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        I just gave away a DoRay headlamp (or whatever: Chicago Toronto?) to a buddy at Dport, Folks!

        Like a bad penny, it will probably still come back.

        ....Cotten
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          Ya don' see these everyday...

          ...Cotten
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            Cotten, those are pretty cool...quite stylish!
            Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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              Cotten; How about a tape measure on those oddball lights. Any markings ? I like 'em !!
              Craig

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pisten-bully View Post
                These Yankee running lights came with my '46 Chief, and I understand there's a variety of aftermarket lights like these out there, e.g. Guide. Don't know much about Yankee, but I did somewhere see that Yankee made lights earlier than 1946, so I guess they'd be considered period accessories!



                Harry; I think that I have some later Yankee lights. I'll have to check. But I've never seen the one's that you have. Only Guide and early unmarked lights.
                Craig

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 41craig View Post
                  Cotten; How about a tape measure on those oddball lights. Any markings ? I like 'em !!
                  Craig
                  They are fence post caps, Craig!

                  The rest is mostly stainless, plus halogen bulbs.

                  The two spare stanchions are for mounting vertically, by moving the clear plug.

                  The glass lenses are 'real'.

                  ....Cotten
                  PS: Trust me, they are over the thirty-five year limit...
                  PPS: You guys like "billet"?? Eeuu...

                  PPPS: Doh! The 6" Do-Ray came back.
                  And for reference, this nifty bayonet-plug-in Guide marker that's not quite John Deere Green.
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                    Harry; Here are some pics of the later model Yankee Lights that I have. WAY DIFFERENT from the early lamps that you have. As you said, yours are probably early aftermarket.CIMG1443.JPGCIMG1440.JPGCIMG1441.JPGCIMG1442.JPG
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                    • #11
                      Cotten; Here is a pic of the Do-Ray running light on my '41 ULH and some pics of the early aftermarket spotlight bracket that is on it. I don't know who made the bracket, but I like the way that it brings the spotlights in line with the headlamp.CIMG1437.JPGCIMG1439.jpgCIMG1438.jpg
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                      • #12
                        We better define terms, Folks!

                        I think we all agree on what's a 'headlight', usually larger than a 'spot light', which is larger than a "parking" light to use HDs terms,.. some of them anyway.

                        Ain't that a fender light, Craig?
                        (Just another boat light to me.)
                        The spot bracket looks almost familiar, but I'm chassis-challenged..

                        ...Cotten
                        PS: Wasn't easy Folks.

                        But yes, here's the Do-Ray fender lamp stamp!

                        Awesome.
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                          Do-Rays as well as many others were used as Truck/Trailer clearance lights by lots of companies, clear, yellow red and sometimes other colored lenses. The spotlight bracket is a period piece. I can find the name if I look in my stuff, I have a couple of them on my '47s.
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                            Not lights but one of the more elusive H-D reflectors...



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                              Originally posted by Rubone View Post
                              ....as many others were used as Truck/Trailer clearance lights by lots of companies, clear, yellow red and sometimes other colored lenses....
                              And boats.

                              Green and red especially.

                              Green spotlamps were good for poachers.

                              ....Cotten
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