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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

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Interesting reverse light... very much in the style of the '67 lamps, but apparently many years before in this vintage photo.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

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Interesting reverse light... very much in the style of the '67 lamps, but apparently many years before in this vintage photo.


Funny you should bring that up. If I am not mistaken, that would be a rear-facing fog light. These were added as time went by to comply with new road regulations that were introduced. Our OG 1949 Belgian standard has a similar set up and it was done at the dealership much later on in order to comply with those regulations. Luckily, I have hand written letters from the original owners in Belgium that attest to this fact.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:46 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

surely a rear fog light would have to be red... Confused
isn't it a hella reversing lamp like this
http://www.kieftenklok.nl/shop/index.php/de/front-...-79-detail
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

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surely a rear fog light would have to be red... Confused
isn't it a hella reversing lamp like this
http://www.kieftenklok.nl/shop/index.php/de/front-...-79-detail


And it's interesting you say that finster, as I have seen '70s cars retrofitted with a large red light.
The original owners in Belgium told me that they had to get this particular white light installed to comply with new road laws requiring a rear-facing fog light.

On modern European cars, there is in fact often a white fog light incorporated into the taillight assembly on the driver's side only. We have a place in southern Portugal and we always rent cars when we are there. They all have them although the odd rental did have a red one!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

Rear fog lights have been required in many countries since the early '70s. But they are always bright red, not white

Today you could fit a bright red LED and use a backup light housing as a rear foglight. Back in the day I don't think they made red colored bulbs, so that almost surely is a backup light. There were/are red colored lenses for those backup light housings. Perhaps it was fitted as a fog light, but then converted to a backup light? Those bright rear fog lamps were not allowed in the US (and perhaps other countries) for a time.

Today they often get used as original-styled third brake lights. I planned to do just that with my fastback but the rake of the rear window didn't allow for it to be fitted. I have a period-accessory rear fog lamp on it now under the bumper on the left side.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

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NOnonononononooooo, the contest is how many people can fit IN a Volkswagen, not ON a Volkswagen!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

Hi Blue Baron,

AWESOME photo Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

A great "rear view shot" . . . . . Popcorn

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

I looked at the photo, and wondered, "what the heck is he doing covering his car with brush?"
Then I saw she seems to be wondering what he's doing, too!
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