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Old 09-03-2020, 04:33 PM   #1
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Were the lights mounted on the fenders called clearance lights. Were they original equipment in the U.K. & C. Are they available as aftermarket? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-03-2020, 04:51 PM   #2
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They were called Fender Lamp A-13200 I think these were for US.
Fender Lamp RH AF-13202-B and Fender Lamp LH AF-13203-B I think
were foreign.
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Old 09-03-2020, 06:27 PM   #3
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Did they come standard on some models or were they special order?
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Old 09-03-2020, 08:28 PM   #4
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Special order or dealer installed...
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:47 PM   #5
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Are they available from any of the vendors?
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With an amber globe fitted, they would make great turn indicators.
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Old 09-03-2020, 11:57 PM   #7
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With an amber globe fitted, they would make great turn indicators.
I am thinking the same thing. Great minds think alike.
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Old 09-04-2020, 12:54 AM   #8
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If you can find a set!
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Old 09-04-2020, 01:41 AM   #9
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They were required by law in the British Isles as they marked the front end of a vehicle where as cowl lights do not . In some areas when parked overnight the "parking lights" had to be left on this led to an aftermarket little lamp with a very small bulb clipped to a side window . Red to the back and white to the front .This law lasted into the late fifties .My English built built 68B cabriolet has factory fitted fender lamps but no cowl lamps and the cowl is not drilled to take them . Cowl lights were not legal as they did not mark the front of the car . The 180A de luxe phaeton in the museum in US has cowl lights but these would have been fitted after the car was imported .I bought a 28/29 fender lamp at the Qualcom meet in San Diego it is identical to my English ones . English fender lamp lenses are violet tinted but this American lamp is USA yellow tint which I found very interesting .

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Old 09-04-2020, 01:58 AM   #10
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I do not understand why the fender lights would be handed left and right as indicated by the part numbers . I have never ever seen any variation in construction that is for both 28/29 and 30 onwards maybe an offset at the base which must be very very slight .They are very very hard to find here, the headlights are very easy to find but not the fender lights I recently sold a pair of 30/31 (mild steel commercial) for equiv $ 400 and the buyer was very pleased it finished his grandfathers AA truck restoration . The passenger car stainless would have made much more .

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I do not understand why the fender lights would be handed left and right as indicated by the part numbers . I have never ever seen any variation in construction that is for both 28/29 and 30 onwards maybe an offset at the base which must be very very slight .They are very very hard to find here, the headlights are very easy to find but not the cowl lights I recently sold a pair of 30/31 (mild steel commercial) for equiv $ 400 and the buyer was very pleased it finished his grandfathers AA truck restoration . The passenger car stainless would have made much more .

John in the same place .
Thank you for that interesting information. I had no idea they would fetch that much money for a set of used.
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Typo on my last should read "fender" not "cowl"

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Old 09-04-2020, 04:20 AM   #13
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Some Australian states also had parking light laws which meant that extra lights were fitted to the front mudguards(fenders). In Victoria, the tail light had to be externally switchable if a separate light was not fitted. This switch was often mounted on the rear RH mudguard(fender).
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Any pictures available?
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Some Australian states also had parking light laws which meant that extra lights were fitted to the front mudguards(fenders). In Victoria, the tail light had to be externally switchable if a separate light was not fitted. This switch was often mounted on the rear RH mudguard(fender).
That was so to ensure that the driver knew the light was working. If it was all done from inside the car, the driver would be unaware that the light wasn't working and with only one tail light in those days, the back of the car would be unlit
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I think these lights were fender mounted:
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That's the sort that John from Suffolk mentioned, fitted usually on the B door pillar right hand side purely as a parking light. (Do you use that nomenclature in the US? A pillar is the one by the windscreen, B pillar is behind the front door)
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Chrysler used those between the two doors on their higher end Phaetons. Much sought after.
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