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Fog Lights
« on: February 02, 2016, 02:24:41 PM »
I'm generally reluctant to add non standard lights to a Willys, but this set was on "Project Whitey" when I got it.  They are...

Lumidor Royals...Type 2000. 
Made by Lumidor Mfg Company of Los Angeles, CA.  The original company seems to have been around from 1932- 1956.

I haven't been able to verify the vintage, but Lumidor was absorbed by another company in the Mid 50s.  It retained its name.  At this point the company appears to have focused on making tool boxes for Sears.

So, these are possibly the correct vintage for an early modification to a CJ3A.  If anyone can share some additional information on the Lumidor Royal, I would appreciate it.

They both work...and have 12v, Made in the USA- GE lamps.  My understanding is this lamp style came in 6v and 12v versions.

Finally, would you put them on your Willys if you had them?  Again, I am leaning against it, but they are kind of cool and are yellow.  They might look decent on a pale yellow Willys.

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Offline aboyandhisdog

Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 04:26:50 PM »
Very cool, Tim.  Put 'em on and see if you like the look and the light they put out.  You can always change them out.  Now, were these mounted in place of the OE headlights or were they mounted elsewhere in addition to the OE lights?
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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 04:53:49 PM »
I'm with you Tim and usually despise aftermarket junk (including the vinyl BesTop that resides on my own 3A)....unless it's period correct or reasonably close, to which those fog lights would qualify. I think they're cool. Bolt 'em up and see how they feel.
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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 07:49:33 PM »
Thanks guys.  Tom, they were mounted to the top of the frame rails just in front of the grill.  If I do use them, I would probably place them in roughly the same spot...




When I get to lighting, I suppose I could temporarily mount them and give them a chance.  I just don't want you guys to think I'm a hack. ;D

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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2016, 09:17:00 PM »
I like them...period accessories are cool...if the holes are already there then there is no downside...

I hate drilling extra holes.... >:(
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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2016, 06:24:34 AM »
[size=12]I look at this from the standpoint of if it was an available option, factory or after-market, at the time before, during and within a few years after the vehicle�s manufacture, then it�s fair game for install. [/size][/b]
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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2016, 08:44:29 PM »
I love period fog lights.  I say go for it.

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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 02:59:10 AM »
Speedway motors sells a Fog light that looks very muck like these although I am sure the housing is much lighter in construction. I plan on mounting a bar off of the little grill corner mounts on the frame of my CJ2A and centering the FOg lights in the first grill groove on each side.
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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 07:36:04 AM »
I like them a lot, I agree with the period upgrade...
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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 10:08:17 AM »
Oh yeeeeaaaah............old school cool!  [smiley=thumbup.gif]

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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2016, 10:06:03 PM »
Tim,
  Send 'em to me, I'll put them on my 2A so you can see how they look. Then if you like them, I'll give 'em back.   Maybe. ;D   BW
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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2016, 10:33:01 AM »
The other consideration besides being drop dead cool looking is will your generator keep up with all the lights? My MGTD had a 30 amp genny that when fogs were turned on, went to the discharge side. I think there are stock holes in your frame horns to mount them to with no drilling. I won't deduct any points. Oilly

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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2016, 03:47:03 PM »
Are they sealed beam or is there a separate bulb in there ?

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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2016, 08:21:38 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I feel a little better about them. 8-)

Bruce,  I'll give them a try.  If I decide against them, I'll pass them along to you.  If you don't like them, perhaps Tiny can use them on his.

I am a little concerned the generator won't keep up, but it would be rare to get caught on a ride during foggy conditions.  Perhaps this might happen at the BHR this year.

Lee, they do have a replaceable bulb.  The back side rotates so you can direct the beam of light.  Pretty cool.
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Re: Fog Lights
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2016, 08:39:06 PM »
� "Bruce,� I'll give them a try.� If I decide against them, I'll pass them along to you.� If you don't like them, perhaps Tiny can use them on his."

 OK, I'll wait and see. Who's next, Oily? ;)� � BW
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