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Old August 26th, 2022, 12:43 PM
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New to the forum, so sorry if this has been covered already. I'm looking to make the idiot light lens covers and was needing help on confirming the correct colors and lettering on lenses.

Attached is a pic of what I'm thinking is the correct color and lettering.
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Old August 26th, 2022, 04:50 PM
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That looks fine, but it's black lettering instead of white. Unless you're going for something different.
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On my 65 the letters are white on the back side and they are completely white (no borders)
The hi beam, gen, and low oil have red lenses. The turn sig has an orange lens and is marked:

TURN
SIG

I had to make a new turn sig lens, and while I have made the lens, I haven't found a good method to create the lettering. How are you going to approach this?
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Old August 26th, 2022, 08:33 PM
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I'm in the process of machining a mold to pour these out of epoxy. Trying to get the correct colors. I will machine the letters into the mold that will be raised on the backside of the lens. That should make it easy to brush some white paint on the raised section of letters.

Thanks for clarifying the turn signal markings and color.
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Old August 26th, 2022, 10:09 PM
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I'm in the process of machining a mold to pour these out of epoxy. Trying to get the correct colors. I will machine the letters into the mold that will be raised on the backside of the lens. That should make it easy to brush some white paint on the raised section of letters.

Thanks for clarifying the turn signal markings and color.
I'd be interested in a correct turn sig lens, if you make a couple of spares.
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Turn signal lense color is green.
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Old August 27th, 2022, 01:19 AM
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I'd be interested in a correct turn sig lens, if you make a couple of spares.
Will do!
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on my 65 the letters are white on the back side and they are completely white (no borders)
the hi beam, gen, and low oil have red lenses. The turn sig has an orange lens and is marked:

Turn
sig

i had to make a new turn sig lens, and while i have made the lens, i haven't found a good method to create the lettering. How are you going to approach this?
all the lenses for the cluster are red except the turn signal which is green, according to the gmc parts manual.
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Sorry about the lens color, here is how mine looked when I bought it. It was melted from the heat, I guess a bad bulb or something.

Here is the low oil pressure lens. It gives you a good idea about the font used. Note they are painted on the backside, letters are mirrored.

The turn sig should actually have the words centered, like:

TURN
SIG
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Sorry about the lens color, here is how mine looked when I bought it. It was melted from the heat, I guess a bad bulb or something.

Here is the low oil pressure lens. It gives you a good idea about the font used. Note they are painted on the backside, letters are mirrored.

The turn sig should actually have the words centered, like:

TURN
SIG
Not a problem thanks for the help.
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