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What I Did During COVID Part 1 1940 56S Rear Turn Signal Assy


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In the Spring while things were quiet I decided to tackle the rear turn signal assembly on my 1940 56S. I knew the pot metal wings had fractured long ago and it leaked into the light buckets, rusting them and finally shorting out the left signal.

 

1. Removed it and it's a pile 'o parts

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2. Stripped and JB Welded back together. If you do this, remember to assemble on the trunk lid installed in place and glue it there as there is a compound curve on the trunk that must be matched. I used a couple of thin newspaper sheets to protect the trunk. Then sanded the whole assy down after curing. (Derusting, sanding, and painting the lamp buckets is not shown in this thread)

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3. Primed

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4. Sanded and painted

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5. Side trim installed

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6. Lenses installed. I stuck with the old ones since the new ones don't have the shield behind the letters that makes the cool "arrow" effect.

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7. New shield installed.

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8. Installed on the car.

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