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Old 04-02-2018, 03:20 PM
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Default 68 MM Side lamps

Since I am in touch with 2 previous owners of my car, i did some digging and uncovered a few pictures of my car before I owned it. the 4 holes on each side appeared to be in the shape of a cross, so i always thought I was looking for a Christian cross to put there. But it appears there used to be an outside lamp here. Picture of lamp attached (and consequential females)

I have a couple questions:

1. Was this factory for a 68 MM combo or did someone add this for looks?
2. What is the proper name for this lamp to make my research easier
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:47 PM
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Term Coach Lamps I guess M&M would have offered as an option on a combination. I think others on this forum may well have same. Good Luck with the quest
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Blake,

Miller-Meteor did not offer coachlamps on the 1968 models. If you have pictures of your coach depicting coachlamps, the lamps are not factory correct. Please post the photos you have of your coach; the car in this picture appears to be an early '80's S&S Victoria (which did come with standard coachlamps.)

If there are four very small holes on the "C" pillar shield of your car, that is where Miller-Meteor mounted a cross motif.
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Blake,

Miller-Meteor did not offer coachlamps on the 1968 models. If you have pictures of your coach depicting coachlamps, the lamps are not factory correct. Please post the photos you have of your coach; the car in this picture appears to be an early '80's S&S Victoria (which did come with standard coachlamps.)

If there are four very small holes on the "C" pillar shield of your car, that is where Miller-Meteor mounted a cross motif.
Agree - didn't look like the same car.

Blake - I too enjoy the fun of deductive reasoning and research to piece things back together. In this case, the below capture from the 1968 M-M sales literature may help you. What little knowledge I have is on the ambulances, so I can't tell you how common these are.
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While this photo is from the '67 factory brochure, I believe it is the same as the '68 model. You can see the cross on the C pillar panel that Tony was referring to.
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Miller-Meteor did not offer coachlamps on the 1968 models. If you have pictures of your coach depicting coachlamps, the lamps are not factory correct. Please post the photos you have of your coach; the car in this picture appears to be an early '80's S&S Victoria (which did come with standard coachlamps.)

If there are four very small holes on the "C" pillar shield of your car, that is where Miller-Meteor mounted a cross motif.
It definitely wouldn't have been a "cross", but the "Accent Star" on a combination, which is what I am sure Tony was referring to.
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Thanks I had messaged her about it and she told me the hearse in that picture was her friends 80s hearse, so you are all right, definitely would have been the accent star
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The additions of former owners can be deceiving. But adding a picture or two helps sort things out.
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Would MM have put coachlamps on if requested by the purchaser, even if they had to buy them from S&S?
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My thoughts are that if a potential M&M purchaser said to the salesman. "Well I want coach lamps on the unit I am ordering and if you are unable to supply the coach with them I am sure S&S will". Guess what? The new M&M would have coach lamps even if M&M bought them from S&S.
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