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Hansen_Photo
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:31 am    Post subject: European style Trekker tail lights/reverse light conversion Reply with quote

I'm doing some body work on my 73 Thing, and want to convert it from the "elephant foot" taillights, to the european style Trekker taillights/reverse lights. Does anyone have a source in the USA to get these taillights and a reverse light?

I've seen some Trekkers with a solid red tail light, and some that are red/amber. Any useful info will be appreciated, thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: European style Trekker tail lights/reverse light conversion Reply with quote

There are a couple of active posts under the Thing/181 parts section of The Samba classifieds that are tail light conversion kits.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: European style Trekker tail lights/reverse light conversion Reply with quote

There are a couple of existing discussions about this, try searching.

I haven't been able to find a supplier of the original euro tail lights here in the U.S. They appear in the classifieds now and again but are pricey (original Hella units).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: European style Trekker tail lights/reverse light conversion Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. I'll do some digging and look for older posts regarding the taillight conversions, thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: European style Trekker tail lights/reverse light conversion Reply with quote

Hi
We are all searching for the uncommon part where we live...
I would like to find a set of metal bumper overriders...or exchange with euro tail lights orange and red! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: European style Trekker tail lights/reverse light conversion Reply with quote

The closest match to my 1973 Mexican Safari where from 60s vw combis. They match the original Hellas pretty well. https://www.vwheritage.com/shop/trekker/electrical/lighting-tail-lights-brake-light-senders/

Like these? http://www.jbugs.com/product/211945237K.html
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:14 pm    Post subject: Re: European style Trekker tail lights/reverse light conversion Reply with quote

Thanks Guppysoup, that's very helpful and I might go that route (especially since I live in San Diego and we have J-Bugs here).

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: European style Trekker tail lights/reverse light conversion Reply with quote

Hansen_Photo wrote:
I'm doing some body work on my 73 Thing, and want to convert it from the "elephant foot" taillights, to the european style Trekker taillights/reverse lights. Does anyone have a source in the USA to get these taillights and a reverse light?

I've seen some Trekkers with a solid red tail light, and some that are red/amber. Any useful info will be appreciated, thanks!


I have a set of org vw amber ,red set . Going a different route on my 73 and not using these. If you are interested shoot me a PM or @ [email protected] and I ,ll get you some pics if interested . Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:09 am    Post subject: Re: European style Trekker tail lights/reverse light conversion Reply with quote

Dan Scully wrote:
Hansen_Photo wrote:
I'm doing some body work on my 73 Thing, and want to convert it from the "elephant foot" taillights, to the european style Trekker taillights/reverse lights. Does anyone have a source in the USA to get these taillights and a reverse light?

I've seen some Trekkers with a solid red tail light, and some that are red/amber. Any useful info will be appreciated, thanks!


I have a set of org vw amber ,red set . Going a different route on my 73 and not using these. If you are interested shoot me a PM or @ [email protected] and I ,ll get you some pics if interested . Thanks


The original post was about 16 months ago, if he hasn't done it by now I guess it will not be getting done.
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