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i've had these lights for a while and never knew what they cam off of and was wondering if anyone here knew is it possible they are of a motorcycle? post-101695-143142603633_thumb.jpg

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Yep, truck cab lights, used for years. In the beginning the lenses were glass and green but things were standardized to yellow but not sure when. Of course the red lenses would be used on the rear of a trailer which were rounded at the top not like our flat ones today. You will see them some at swap meets in various condition. See my truck below and on the old farm truck at our museum.

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I even have a couple in the original packages that were available at supply stores but no pictures.

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I went by my storage garage and since these were right there on the shelf thought I'd post a few shots.

In original packages.

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And some used ones with the green glass lenses.

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What is hard to find is the rubber gasket that goes between the base and the cab.

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Are the original poster's lense amber or red? If they are red maybe they were intended for rear marker lights on a trailer or commercial vehicle. The old ones that were curved like in the 40's.

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Yes they are red (not sure if glass or plastic) but the chrome housings are identical and for sure most likely used on the old 35 ft trailers. The Fruehoff (sp?) make comes to mind.

To answer his question about being used on a motorcycle, if the bulb is only a single wire then not likely because it would have to have a running light 'and' a brake light.

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thanks you all for the input, and yes they are glass and i only have 1 of the rubbers for them

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I use an old inner-tube to fabricate flat rubber gaskets such as needed with this type of application

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To answer his question about being used on a motorcycle, if the bulb is only a single wire then not likely because it would have to have a running light 'and' a brake light.

Motorcycle lamps, of this style, are front fender mounted and would have a single filament bulb. As noted, previously, these are clearance lamps

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