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showbizkid
09-14-2009, 11:35 AM
I don't want to install the cigarette lighter on Barney. Can anyone tell me what the factory used to block off the hole on '63-'66s when this option was not installed?

Keep in mind I have a Standard, so if you tell me "a piece of cardboard box", I'll believe it ;)


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tbredehoft
09-14-2009, 12:23 PM
I don't know about late model standards, but my 60 Lark Delux had a chrome hole plug. Flat chrome top with tiny fingers behind to clip into the hole. I s'pose it could have been dash colored?

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BobGlasscock
09-14-2009, 12:46 PM
slightly rounded top chrome plug on my 50

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studeken
09-14-2009, 01:00 PM
measure the hole, go to the hardware store and get a body plug that size, paint to suit!

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Pat Dilling
09-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Here is someting to think about, the cigar lighter recepticle is also a source of 12v power is you should ever want to use a portable 12v accessory such as a GPS. You can get just the recepticle with a rubber cover, or to appear more period correct, just leave a dummy lighter in there.

Pat

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showbizkid
09-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Pat, I thought about that but I really don't trust the vintage lighter shell. Maybe a HELP! replacement would work, though.


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Pat Dilling
09-14-2009, 02:25 PM
Clark, I just put a new plug in mine, I think it was about $5 at Kragen. That was the one with the rubber cap. With a lighter it was a couple bucks more.

Pat Dilling
Olivehurst, CA
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showbizkid
09-22-2009, 01:51 PM
Well, the 1" chrome plugs are too big - won't go through the hole. 7/8" is too small - fits loosely. I'll live with it, but there must be a more elegant solution.


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Roscomacaw
09-22-2009, 02:01 PM
Part number G454176 Plug. hole (cigar lighter) All models except Hawks.

SI lists them for $2.50:D



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showbizkid
09-22-2009, 03:07 PM
How did I miss that?! Thanks, Bob!


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