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Old 05-16-2014, 01:13 PM   #1
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Reverse Lights!

so my truck does not have reverse lights. and i see most 60-66 trucks do, which ones are the right ones to buy i cant seem to find them in catalog books or online. i want to paint my truck soon and it would be a good idea to get the reverse lights installed before then.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:16 PM   #2
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Re: Reverse Lights!

Were standard option in 66 I believe and optioned prior to that.

Do you have a fleetside or a stepside?
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:23 PM   #3
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Re: Reverse Lights!

1963 Chevy c10 shortbed fleetside
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:26 PM   #4
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Re: Reverse Lights!

Classic parts has them....heres the link : http://www.classicparts.com/1960-66-.../#.U3ZJ-RNOWUk
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:29 PM   #5
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Re: Reverse Lights!

thanks, all i would need to do is cut out the whole correct? then these would go right in. no need to purchase anything else?
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:47 PM   #6
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Re: Reverse Lights!

Correct. Your harness may or may not have the provision to hook up the lights. If not, an aftermarket harness for the bed will have it. I ordered my rear harness from classic parts a few years ago and it had the provision even though I do not use it. I can post some install instructions for you.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:50 PM   #7
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Re: Reverse Lights!

that would be great thankyou!
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:03 PM   #8
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Re: Reverse Lights!

I'll post stepside, fleetside and suburban instructions. Column and manual shift in case it helps anyone else.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:59 PM   #9
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Re: Reverse Lights!

hardest thing you will have to deal with is the switch to turn them on unless your trans cover has been replaced with a later one that has the switch in it .... if you look above at page 318 you can see what they used in 63 with the 4 speed
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Old 11-10-2019, 12:21 PM   #10
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Re: Reverse Lights!

Great instructions but without the locating templates, what do you do?
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:34 PM   #11
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Re: Reverse Lights!

Mine are actually a dealer installed(I think) mounted on brackets above the brake light and not in the fender. I know these are available online. I bought the classic parts rear lights wiring harness. Worked great. My backup lights are switched via toggle on dash right now though via my shadetree mechanic uncle.
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:50 AM   #12
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Re: Reverse Lights!

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hardest thing you will have to deal with is the switch to turn them on unless your trans cover has been replaced with a later one that has the switch in it .... if you look above at page 318 you can see what they used in 63 with the 4 speed
My 66 Stepside with the SM-420 also had this type of (unobtanium) switch. I have the brackets and the old inoperable switch, I'm hoping I can rig up a brake light switch that will work.
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:37 AM   #13
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Great instructions but without the locating templates, what do you do?
Iím looking to install taillights on my fleet side too. I have everything gathered, just need to find a template, or another fleet side with the factory holes already there so I can do some measuring. I want to make sure Iím 100% on this before I start cutting.
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Old 11-15-2019, 01:22 PM   #14
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Could you make available your measurements?
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Re: Reverse Lights!

The search feature here is your friend.
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