cop ticket light / visor archive thread Jul 21, 2012 10:53:34 GMT -5
Post by sigmfsk on Jul 21, 2012 10:53:34 GMT -5
TK, you're awesome.
Here's how my 74 Fury looked:
With the bracket in the rear set of holes and the light half-way "out" of the visors.
Here is the two sets of holes:
And how it looks moving the bracket to the forward set of holes:
I believe that 74 king-of-the-hill used the rear set of holes like my Fury:
And we don't know what mounting bracket a 75 (with foam backed headliner) used, but it seems that it could likely be a 74 bracket just moved forward to the first set of holes:
Notice in that shot that you can just see the switch to the left of the light, just like a 74.
Now we get to this pic:
I think that "weird bracket" may be the light switch. But it seems to be in the wrong place (too far rearward).
This shows the light switch along the center of the light, inside the red zone:
but the blumo switch looks like it couldn't possibly be attached to a stock cop monaco bracket.
The monaco ticket light lense is part# 2292995 according to the catalog page listed earlier.
And this fits:
1970 NOS MOPAR CUDA CHALLENGER ROADRUNNER GTX DOME LAMP
But I'm thinking those cars didn't have a switch with the dome light and those cars had the dome light activated by opening the door.
The monaco ticket light switch is part# 3488574, and looking at parts catalogs from 70 to 76, they say the same thing as this:
P, D 72-75 FULL SIZE switch dome light 3488574 NOS 22 $50
We don't know what a 1975 Monaco ticket light bracket looks like, but we know that it puts the switch in the middle of the light (or at least it looks like it does based on the 75 pic above).
What about a 72-73 fury / polara? Anybody have any pics of what a ticket light looks in one of those cars? Maybe it had the switch mounted further rearward than a 74-75 bracket?
For 74-75 monaco/fury, do we have any known good cop car ticket light pics other than king-of-the-hill and fury? It seems both of those had the rearward mounting position, but it's not a great sampling to say that all cars were made that way. And even if it was standard, Ma Mopar might have put some in the forward position.
And what's extra weird is that the 1973 catalog has the same pic as the 74 and 75 catalog.
But for 74 and 75, at least, it has the switch on the wrong side:
your friend in talking things through,