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mdelapp
08-18-2006, 12:48 PM
While having the lens removed from the taillight I noticed a three pronged clip holding nothing . The lens seems to have a ciruclar pattern at that location. the parts manual indicates a "Button" #289886. Are these around and do they help at all?
Small item but thought I would ask
Mike D

Mike DeLapp
Barrington, IL
53 Commander Hardtop

N8N
08-18-2006, 01:08 PM
I don't have a parts book that early, but I am guessing that what you are missing is a little plastic retroreflector that fits behind the lens; that's the little reflector that lets people see your car when it's parked on the street at night.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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Roscomacaw
08-18-2006, 02:06 PM
Yes, clear-colored reflector.:D

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

rockne10
08-18-2006, 09:05 PM
They do help. If you don't want to go to the trouble of finding one, use an appropriate size disc (like a slug from an electrical box) and attach a piece of white conspicuity tape, the kind that's used on the sides and rears of big trucks. That stuff's more reflective than the original button and no one will ever see the difference.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
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previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

curt
08-19-2006, 09:06 AM
Why not make it a 'blue dot' reflector. Remember those blue dots of the past?[?]:D

Roscomacaw
08-19-2006, 03:24 PM
I've probably got a used reflector around here, if you want it. I'd have to "dig" a bit.[:I]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS