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Old 01-12-2017, 03:05 PM
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That style of light is Older then the car. Had they been put on in the factory they would have used the same sealed beam set up as the front tunnels. It is most likely hen that the service did the add on lights. The aperance would be the same as the flyer but a close exam of different would show that the trim ring on the lights would be the same style.on all 6. It also explains why they are in worse shape. But the only way to say either way would be if all the other 70s have the exact same glass lenses, bulb and reflector light on the front roof and sealed beams front and rear courners. As I don't have one to look at it's a educated guess on my part based on my current experance level. That if it came out of the factory all the par 36 lights would be the same set up. One check is the lens it will have a two digit number cast into it that will be the year of manufacture. If it has a part number it's the last two.
These smaller, non-sealed beam lights were found on virtually all C/B high top Oldsmobile ambulances, from pre-'70's right up until the end of production in '75. They were always on the high part of the raised roof. Most had 2, 3, or even 4 of these lights. Definitely these are C/B standard or optional equipment, as I have seen very few cars without them, except for the military models.
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That style of light is Older then the car. Had they been put on in the factory they would have used the same sealed beam set up as the front tunnels.
These were a VERY common factory option on C/B hightops from '65-'75, on 54" as well as 48" models.

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I stand corrected then iIwould not have though they used any but sealed beams. should be easy enough to find a good replacement one them. so what did they use for a bulb? they most likly use the high watt one that superior did
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This is all that I have in the way of PAR 36 retainer rings. I have 3 of these, but these would be for sealed beam bulbs. Measurements are the same.
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That would be all I have also. Just the unity rings. Nothing thin and flat. The only glass lenses rings I have are a compression clamp style.
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This is all that I have in the way of PAR 36 retainer rings. I have 3 of these, but these would be for sealed beam bulbs. Measurements are the same.
Kurt - those look the same as what I have - still need to get them measured.

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Yours are thin and flat these are shaped like you front lights
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As Ed stated, these are definitely for a sealed-beam bulb. These have more roll to them than what you pictured.
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As Ed stated, these are definitely for a sealed-beam bulb. These have more roll to them than what you pictured.
Which in a pinch for good trim rings, he could convert from lenses to bulbs, and for the most part, no one would be the wiser.
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Probably not as they would take a bigger tunnel. In truth the only CB I have seen with all the lights is John W. 54 and crawling up on the roof and taking one apart to see how it is made is really not the way to make friends. To me it's strange that they used this set up on CBs but not the Miller !ine. Straight sealed beams on them. Must have been one way to separate the lines. Like milling the tops of the door frames on CB and wrapping them in stainless on millers.
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