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Melissa O'Neal
02-04-2016, 11:58 AM
Hello Folks,

I am looking for information, and hoping for photos, of the interior lights from the casket compartment area that came originally on my coach, described in the post title. I have been told that S&S was on the 'plainer' side, and so may not have had sconces with lighting on the main panel to the inside of the landau mounts. However, I can see that there used to be a light on either side, just to the rear of the opposing suicide door. The original wiring is there, but no other clues. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Daniel Scully
02-04-2016, 12:23 PM
Hello Folks,

I am looking for information, and hoping for photos, of the interior lights from the casket compartment area that came originally on my coach, described in the post title. I have been told that S&S was on the 'plainer' side, and so may not have had sconces with lighting on the main panel to the inside of the landau mounts. However, I can see that there used to be a light on either side, just to the rear of the opposing suicide door. The original wiring is there, but no other clues. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Some pics from a 62 S&S should be the same . I have a cousin to your 63 in my 61 S&S.

Melissa O'Neal
02-04-2016, 12:34 PM
Thank you, Mr. Scully! Your photos are of a great help. It appears that a previous owner after Halverson and Leavitt Funeral Home did not alter the large side panels from original (which I am grateful for)!
However, I am missing the round light fixtures at this point.
Mine has some crazy upholstery going on, and I questioned its originality, but looking at the way it is mounted and the (marginal) condition it is in, I lean towards belief in its originality. I will have to post some photos later to illustrate.
Lovely 62, by the way. I believe the original color of mine was close to that pictured. The previous owner painted her flat black, for a 'rat rod' look.

PS, New to the site, so I am not sure how to 'thank' you in the statistically relevant sense that shows on forum stats...

Daniel Scully
02-04-2016, 12:47 PM
Here is a pic of a reproduction dome light for mid 60 Dodge cars , pretty close to what it had if you can not find any originals.

Melissa O'Neal
02-04-2016, 01:05 PM
:applause: Much appreciated, Mr. Scully.

Darren Bedford
02-04-2016, 02:15 PM
Melissa

Dan is a huge help for info and parts on this site.

For THANKS, just click the little oval button on the right side bottom of the box that says THANKS in every post.

Now that you are a site supporter, you can post photos of your car. We would love to see it now and as you restore it.

Welcome to the club,
Darren

Darren Bedford
02-04-2016, 02:31 PM
Just saw the photos of you car in another posting.

Cool !

Darren

Melissa O'Neal
02-04-2016, 06:21 PM
Thanks much for the compliment, Darren. I will have more photos to come!

Melissa O'Neal
02-04-2016, 07:26 PM
What does the group feel about this interior? Might it be original?

Martyn Donaldson
02-04-2016, 07:29 PM
Yes, that is most definitely an original S&S interior!

Cool coach Melissa, welcome to the forum :)

Daniel Scully
02-04-2016, 07:50 PM
Yes, that is most definitely an original S&S interior!

Cool coach Melissa, welcome to the forum :)

Yep what he said , I have the complete interior out of a 72 S&S with the same material ,really cool looking stuff.:thumbsup:

Paul Steinberg
02-04-2016, 07:54 PM
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However, I am missing the round light fixtures at this point.
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If you post a picture of the light fixture, along with a tape measure showing its size, I might be able to identify exactly what the fixture is, and a reproduction might be available. Pictures of what you have, or what you are looking for are required 99% of the time, to get accurate results.

Melissa O'Neal
02-04-2016, 07:58 PM
Thank you, Martyn. I really am fond of the interior, and have made repairs and cleaned it as necessary. Given its age, it is in relatively good shape. I bet the black/metallic silver really looked striking with the original burgundy paint.

Martyn Donaldson
02-04-2016, 08:15 PM
You're welcome Melissa. It's great that your interior has survived and is cleaning up nicely. It would have looked very classy with the original paint color.

The correct light fixtures and lenses were just '55-'60 Chevy dome lights (same as the light fixture in your headliner) and reproductions are readily available from any of the aftermarket Chevrolet vendors -

http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab281/Lesneyfan/dl21_zpsndsdmqmo.png (http://s872.photobucket.com/user/Lesneyfan/media/dl21_zpsndsdmqmo.png.html)

Kurt Arends
02-04-2016, 08:47 PM
Melissa,
IMHO, that is the best interior fabric that S&S ever offered! You have a good one there!

This pair of lamps would look much better on your sail panels! I removed this pair from the sail panels on a '64 Cadillac Fleetwood. I believe that Cadillac used the same lamps on both '63 and '64 Fleetwoods. The chrome rings measure approximately 4" in diameter. These are available, if interested.

Channing Spencer
02-04-2016, 09:00 PM
I like it a lot...that is all I am qualified to say...The experts will chime in shortly.:applause:

Melissa O'Neal
02-04-2016, 09:03 PM
Kurt,
Those are some nice looking lamps, and thank you for the compliment on the interior!

Kurt Arends
02-04-2016, 09:45 PM
Melissa,
I can see the "ghost" of your original fixtures in your interior photo. Take a measurement of that ring so we can get an idea of the diameter of the originals.

Martyn Donaldson
02-04-2016, 10:14 PM
Melissa,
I can see the "ghost" of your original fixtures in your interior photo. Take a measurement of that ring so we can get an idea of the diameter of the originals.

Kurt, the '63-'64 Fleetwood courtesy lamps are a smaller diameter than the correct items for the S&S.

Tim Prieur
02-04-2016, 11:36 PM
Perfect period correct! Looks great.

Kurt Arends
02-04-2016, 11:36 PM
Kurt, the '63-'64 Fleetwood courtesy lamps are a smaller diameter than the correct items for the S&S.

I thought that they might be, which is why I asked Melissa to get a measurement of the diameter of the "ghost".

John ED Renstrom
02-05-2016, 01:04 AM
the material they used is still available, a touch expensive but still around. it was when new a washed out appearance. the silver ran enough threw it that it over shadowed the black. I had a 73 combo with it.

Daniel Scully
02-05-2016, 01:30 AM
the material they used is still available, a touch expensive but still around. it was when new a washed out appearance. the silver ran enough threw it that it over shadowed the black. I had a 73 combo with it.

Ed do you have source for this material, I never been able find any.Thanks

Kurt Arends
02-05-2016, 06:55 PM
Kurt,
Those are some nice looking lamps, and thank you for the compliment on the interior!

Your courtesy lamps are headed your way!

Thanks Melissa!!

John ED Renstrom
02-05-2016, 11:38 PM
Ed do you have source for this material, I never been able find any.Thanks

Miami something or other I'll get on the desk top it on there I think it was Miami Upholstery. I got the top material for the 86 from them.

John ED Renstrom
02-06-2016, 12:00 AM
I was thinking I found it here http://www.miamicorp.com but I could not find it again. I ran across it when we were looking for the material I needed for the top. I get up there Ill check again.

Melissa O'Neal
02-06-2016, 12:44 AM
The measurement was 4", when taken earlier today.

Doug Lemon
02-06-2016, 05:02 PM
I have a set of original half lights from a 1955 S&S for sale.