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  • License plate lamp wire routing?

    How are the wires that lead from the rear harness to the license plate lamps exit the trunk? On my car, the two wires exit through two individual holes in the floor near the joint with the rear panel; there is no sleeving or even dum-dum to insulate them from the floor pan.

    Were license plate lamps standard in '63? StudeRich thinks that my backup lights were either dealer or owner-added, since they do not appear on my build sheet and were options. Maybe the license lamps were added after the fact too?


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    Clark in San Diego
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    License lamps were required in all states by then so, yes, they were standard. I'd have to look at my 62 to make sure but I seem to remember that where the wires come up thru the trunk floor they had a rubber boot in the wiring that sealed the hole. As far as the backup lights, they had to have the lenses installed to at least cover the holes behind. Does your backup lamp have a metal base all its own or does the lamp socket ground to the body of the car? Being a Standard nothing was standard! Your car is looking good Clark & I look forward to the day I get to see it.

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    • #3
      Thanks, Warren. I guess a couple of wire grommets shouldn't be too hard to track down


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      Clark in San Diego
      '63 F2/Lark Standard
      http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
      www.studebakersandiego.com

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      • #4
        Checked my '63 Lark and the wires exit where you indicate but are in a rubber tube or hose to protect them. Still has factory over spray on them.

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

          How are the wires that lead from the rear harness to the license plate lamps exit the trunk?
          Clark, also note that they route through the floorpan into the bumper guards through a hole in each side of the bumper, you probably figured that out by now, but just in case yours was jerry-rigged somehow, here you go!

          StudeRich
          StudeRich
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          • #6
            Hey Clark - wonder is a short piece of vacuum hose would work?

            My '62 was the same way - think that was the first year back to the bumper lights (other than wagons...)

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            • #7
              By the way, just poking through the SASCO database - the dummy backup light bodies for '63 cars without b/u lights are still available, in case anyone wants 'em


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              Clark in San Diego
              '63 F2/Lark Standard
              http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
              www.studebakersandiego.com

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