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boon
11-30-2013, 08:04 AM
My 49 2r10 has blinkers on top of the fenders. Haven't seen too many trucks like this. Is this a factory option? Mine have actual arrows in the lenses.

57pack
11-30-2013, 10:59 AM
Growing up in New England we called them turn signals.
Met a fellow from one of our southern states in college, he called them "which ways".
Always cracked me up:lol:

sasquatch
11-30-2013, 11:04 AM
Not seen so much on the 1/2 tons but quite common on the larger trucks. My '49 2R15 has them, with arrows and a front facing eyebrow. There were also signals with front and back eyebrows. I think most on the 2R's were dealer installed. Not sure when the factory started installing them.

comtnbykr
11-30-2013, 11:34 AM
Is there a registry for a 59 4E 1/2 ton?

sasquatch
11-30-2013, 11:38 AM
Not that I know of.

Skip Lackie
11-30-2013, 11:56 AM
In those days, different directional signals were mandated by different states, and of course, the purchaser could specify anything that was legal. Most were installed by dealers. Several different signal systems were available on the 2R trucks, and as I recall, the earliest ones had the arrow built into the glass. I would have to do some research to confirm that. Such systems were also available on the aftermarket from any auto parts store. Dual-filament parking/signal lights did not become available until the 1956 2E-series trucks. So all directional signals installed on the 2R-3R-E - series trucks were fender-mounted like on your truck.