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C-K taillight

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    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

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      Yes, clear-colored reflector.

      Miscreant at large.

      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
      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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      • #4
        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

        previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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        • #5
          Why not make it a 'blue dot' reflector. Remember those blue dots of the past?[?]

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          • #6
            I've probably got a used reflector around here, if you want it. I'd have to "dig" a bit.[:I]

            Miscreant at large.

            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
            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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