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Polished Aluminum Marker Light Bezel

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Polished Aluminum Marker Light Bezels

Grant Davidson, Milton, Ontario
Polished Aluminum Marker Light Bezel
2005 Ford F-350
1965 Avion C-10

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We needed to replace all of the marker lights on our 1965 Avion C-10. Some were missing. The ones that remained were leaking. We also wanted LED lights.

Fortunately, we were able to get accurate replacements with LED bulbs from Vintage Trailer Supply. Unfortunately, I wasn’t happy with the look of the white plastic bases on our polished Avion.

Polished Aluminum Marker Running Light Bezel

I have a milling machine with a rotary table and am always looking for an excuse to use it. I got to work making bezels for the lights. The blanks were cut from 3/8 inch thick aluminum. Once I was set up for the first one it didn’t take long to turn out each one. I mounted them to my metal lathe to sand and polish them.

Polished Aluminum Marker Light Bezel 3

The countersunk holes are for bolts that go into Rivnuts to mount the bezel to the aluminum skin. The other two holes are for riveting the marker light. If I need to replace a light, I can drill out the rivets and remove it without removing the bezel.

Polished Aluminum Marker Light Bezel 1

The bezels are about 7/16 inch larger in diameter than the original lights, which made it easier to cover the old holes that didn’t line up with the new lights. I used TremPro 635 to seal them.

Polished Aluminum Marker Light Bezel 2

The bezels really make the new lights pop, and we’ve had no leaks.

10 Starburst LED Marker Lights from Vintage Trailer Supply – $160
3/8 x 36 inch aluminum plate for light bezels from Metal Supermarkets -$35.45
Aluminum Rivnuts from Vintage Trailer supply – $6
Trempro 635 from Vintage Trailer supply – $9

It took me ten hours to complete this modification and cost me $210. That price is if you have the equipment to do it yourself.

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