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New Cigarette Lighter

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Purchasing a 1947-1953 optional cigarette lighter assembly from some vendors provides reproduction that is far from original in appearance. A manufacturer recently offered the optional lighter assembly but used a knob from the headlight of a 1947-1953. There is no similarity to the real lighter!

Don’t be embarrassed at a show where your vehicle is being judged.

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Reproduction (above)

new cigarette lighter 2

Image of original (above)

Incorrect Cigarette Lighter

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Purchasing a 1947-1955 optional cigarette lighter assembly from many vendors provides you a reproduction that is far from correct. It appears an overseas manufacturer decided to offer a lighter assembly made with the currently available 12 volt base and joining it to a 1947-1953 headlight knob.

Thus, no tooling investment and all parts were already available. Check the following images. What a difference!

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Original Note: The correct lighter base and knob can now be obtained from Jim Carter Truck Parts (above)

incorrect lighter 2

Incorrect Replacement Knob (above)