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    Searched and did not find much, but will be happy to delete this if answer is elsewhere...

    Question is about front signal light color. I know Studebaker went to an amber lense in 1963, but did they install amber bulbs prior to that? In ‘64, the lense was not amber, so were the bulbs?

    I know all front signal lights today are amber - did that become mandatory in the early sixties or another time?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Amber lights, either bulbs or lenses, became a requirement in the US for the 1963 model year. Some places (some European countries) required them earlier.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Gary is correct -- it was a federal mandate in 1963. Studebaker initially went with amber bulbs and clear lenses on the 64 models, but several states and DC interpreted the mandate to require amber lenses. So Stude came out with amber lenses as an option, and cars delivered to the requiring states after a particular date came with amber lenses. There's a 1964 Service Letter that addresses this matter, but I don't have access to it at the moment.
      Skip Lackie

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      • #4
        Just another detail: Studebakers with amber lenses use clear bulbs. Studebakers with clear lenses use amber bulbs. At least this is true with incandescent bulbs.
        -Dwight

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dwight FitzSimons View Post
          Just another detail: Studebakers with amber lenses use clear bulbs. Studebakers with clear lenses use amber bulbs. At least this is true with incandescent bulbs.
          -Dwight
          Also, only true for 1963 to 1966 model year Studebakers.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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