Join Date: May 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Ferrari Life Posts: 85
I Need To Find A Left Rear Side Marker Light
This is the last item that is holding up the work on my Dino. Does anyone have or know where I could find an original Side Marker Light Assembly for a 1972 246 GT Dino USA Model (With a red Marker light lens)? Or have any of you bought a replace side marker light assembly from a vendor and gotten an exact duplicate of their original side marker light.I will post some photos that will illustrate the difference between the original style marker light and the new ones that we've received from various vendors.
"Iíve been told that they Side marker light that they had ordered does not fit properly because it does not have the correct contours built into the assembly. He sent me photos of the new marker light and an original marker light from my Dino. The marker light from the car is black (that is how the original owner had it in 1972), so, you can see the differences in the photos. The flange around the bezel is also a lot thicker while the new one is fairly thin. They also noted that the marker light itself (that fits into the chrome bezel has very square corners while the original marker light has more rounded corners that match the rounded corners in the bezel itself. In the first photo, you can see the differences in the thickness of the bezel when the new one is next to the original one. In the second and third photos, if you look closely at the bottom edge of the metal ruler, youíll notice that the edges of the bezel are concave and not straight like the new one in the fourth and fifth photo. I need that curvature in the bezel because it matches the curvature in the quarter panel to make it fit snugly against the body when installed.
Have you ever had to replace a Side marker light on one of the Dinos that youíve worked on? Have you had any issues like mine in finding a good replacement for it? If so, from what vendor did you purchase the marker light assembly? Once I get this Left Rear Side Marker Light Assembly for a USA model 1972 246 GT, the car will be ready to ship."
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. If anyone has a used original Left Rear Side Marker Light for a USA Model 1972 246 GT Dino and is willing to part with it.Please PM me with some photos of it and the details. Thank you all.