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Old 04-19-2011, 05:26 PM
kisportolt kisportolt is offline
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Default flush third brake light?

so a buddy of mine who had a s10 fell asleep at the wheel and wrecked his truck. he had a topper on it that fits my ranger pretty well and gave it to me for free. thing is, i have to take my third brake light off to make it seal over the bed. now im looking for a brake light that fits flush to the truck so i dont have to take it on and off every time i use the topper. anyone have one or know if there are any?
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

I don't see how it's affecting the topper fitment since the space between the bed and the cab should more than make up for the thickness of the cargo light. What material is the topper made of?
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:53 AM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

Unless the topper seals to the back of the cab as well as around the hole left from the third brake light you don't want to remove it because the next time it rains you'll have a wet interior.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

the topper is meant for an s10 and bows in towards the cab more than my brake light allows. my buddy's s10 brake light didn't stick out from his truck at all. if i leave the light on, there's about a half inch gap between the edge of the bed and the topper. it's made of fiberglass. i put duct tape over where the light goes to try to seal it haha
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

I havent seen a flush one yet, only on "F" series trucks
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

How "close" is it? Would you be able to grind down the topper any without being a problem?

If not, you may look into maybe making a plexiglass or lexan piece, just be sure you find a gasket or sometype of thing to seal it so it doesnt leak in the cab. ( or get the black part of the light and grind off the red and attach the lexan there? )
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

think i'd be able to use an f series brake light?

if i keep a quarter inch space between the topper and the brake light, there's about a half in gap at the bed. not sure if i want to grind the topper down, dont know if my buddy is going to get a truck and want it back. i could try to make a plexiglass part to fit into the hole and get a gasket to seal it, good idea.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

With a half inch gap, it will eventually leak when it rains
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

here's a crazy idea,get an S10 third light that is flat and see about adapting it to fit your ranger.It may be as simple as drilling different holes in the lense,the wireing shouldnt be a problem,12volts is 12volts,I dont think DC current cares if its powering a light from a ford or a chevy.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:28 AM
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here's a crazy idea,get an S10 third light that is flat and see about adapting it to fit your ranger.It may be as simple as drilling different holes in the lense,the wireing shouldnt be a problem,12volts is 12volts,I dont think DC current cares if its powering a light from a ford or a chevy.


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Old 04-21-2011, 06:44 AM
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Are you gunna call it "Chevanger" ?
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:01 AM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

what about say the 9" or whatever size LED trailer lights? you will see them on semi's and some backracks...make that work i think that would look cool.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:49 AM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

Pics???
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: flush third brake light?

i looked at my buddy's brake light, but it's curved to go with the top of the s10 cab so it wouldnt fit flush to mine. trailer lights would be sweet, id have to look into that. i'll take some pictures this weekend and put them up, the cap is on it right now but i'll try to show what i'm talking about
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