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I Added Period Correct Turn Signals to My ‘26 DB

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Hello everyone, thanks to the fine members of this forum, I was able to purchase a set of SafeTurn turn signals from circa 1924. I just got them up and running last night and wanted to share a video. Forgive the hastily made content, I did his before sundown and had my father record while I tested them. I will come back at you with a better demonstration, as well as the switching mechanism on the steering column. Now, originally these were made to install under the front windshield visor, but I chose to modify it to fit above the rear bumper. I didn’t want to drill holes in my visor.

 

 

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I assume they are the LED versions...😁

 

Nice work, they look awesome.

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I want that for my car! Somebody needs to reproduce those!

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A friend of mine has those on his DB bread truck....

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Here are mine. I have found that the electrical contacts can be degraded and need cleaning from time to time. Also would be a good idea to equip with brighter, and maybe flashing lights. When on the rear, not visible from front, and vice-versa. These do come up for sale occasionally. There were quite a few new ones in storage in Portland Oregon for some reason. A couple years ago, 5 or 6 surfaced in Portland and started selling rather quickly for around $1500. Should I see if any are still available?    -    Carl 

 

P.S. My first set was new in box from a swap meet South of Seattle almost 30 years ago. I had been looking for attractive, period correct turn signals for the rear of the '24. I paid either $200, or $250, can't remember. The other set, mounted as intended, came off the windshield of a 1931 Chrysler CD8 roadster. Looked snake ugly, and the first thing my friend did after buying the car 5 years ago was to remove and sell them to me. $500. A high end restorer in the Los Angeles area had never seen these. Very impressed, he was interested in reproducing them. I just don't know whether this would pencil out. How much demand at $250 ? $500 ? $1500 ? They certainly are cool as can be, real crowd pleasers every time, but..................................... ?     -   CC 

 

 

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Thanks for all the enthusiastic replies everyone! Lovely to see them on other vehicles as well as that Dodge! Here is a little more in depth video of the signals at action. I didn’t mention the electrical connections, I forgot.  But I can add that info in another video very soon. And as a side note, the left side turn signals don’t work as well as the right, I believe the seals on this side are a little more worn. 

 

 

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I'm a cyclist, please don't knock me over when you go past me on the road with those signals....lol

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4 minutes ago, maok said:

I'm a cyclist, please don't knock me over when you go past me on the road with those signals....lol

Looks like they do not extend past the fenders/mudguards.

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