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Old 03-28-2019, 10:37 AM   #1
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What do you make of these? Dealer option?



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Old 03-28-2019, 11:01 AM   #2
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After market. Not legal in many parts of the country.
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:08 AM   #3
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I have them on my '37 Ford and have only been stopped once by city police. According to my story to the very young police officer they were original to the '37 Ford as well as the absence of turn signals and seat belts.
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:28 AM   #4
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Illegal in Jersey
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Old 03-28-2019, 12:06 PM   #5
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Blue Dots are for law enforcement vehicles. In CA it is easy to tell if the motorcycle you are coming up on is the law because of the blue lights on the rear of the bike. If a cop has had a real bad day he could decide to arrest you for impersonating and officer if your vehicle has blue dots.
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:29 PM   #6
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They were 'all the rage' back in the day.
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:52 PM   #7
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They were 'all the rage' back in the day.
They made the taillights purple when they were lit. I recall a friend, A "rebel without a cause!" type who installed them on his 51 convertible, in Jersey - For a while! Never did hear what happened there!
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:08 PM   #8
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Illegal?
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Old 03-28-2019, 04:28 PM   #9
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Do the American Dream. Buy them, install them and flaunt them down by the Police Station, then argue with the cop, throw a punch or two, (only until winded) then succumb and toddle off to the bucket, running off at the mouth how your rights are being violated. Then the Jackpot, sue everyone that "made you put them on" If you need a Calhoun we have John Burris who will probably be in need of a new hairpiece real soon. Sure he would leap at the chance of getting some municipality to buy it for him.
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:17 PM   #10
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They were an aftermarket accessory in the late forties and fifties. I have them on my 48 F-1 and my 48 Merc. convertible. I think they are cool. Just a big 74 year old kid!

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Old 03-28-2019, 07:07 PM   #11
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I have them on my '55 Ford Ranchwagon.

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Old 03-28-2019, 07:42 PM   #12
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I have them on my 46 Coupe—-been on it for 30 years. I was stopped once about the time I bought it—told the Highway patrolman that they were there when I bought it and I thought they were original. He told me to beat it. No ticket
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:03 PM   #13
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I even put one on my snowmachine back in '96
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Old 03-29-2019, 12:04 AM   #14
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Blue dots were standard equipment on early-30s Cadillac.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:07 AM   #15
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There in my 53' Merc.
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Old 03-29-2019, 11:40 AM   #16
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I also would not be without them police are either eating donuts or chasing drug dealers up here to bother
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Old 03-29-2019, 04:44 PM   #17
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In most states blue tail lights are illegal, but not blue dots on red, at least for vintage cars. These are still available.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:30 PM   #18
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Ya but so are chrome head light reflectors.
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