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Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« on: February 24, 2008, 10:07:41 AM »
I have been contacted a few times about a way to convert Mustang tail lights to have amber lenses for the European market. There is a few options available but most of them require the installation of ugly additional lights. I have spotted this video of an Australian Shelby GT500 with amber lights on Youtube. Do you have any information abut them  ;)


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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 12:39:27 PM »
What year Mustang?
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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008, 01:07:52 PM »
 I was talking about the latest Mustangs like the one in the video. Amber lights are mandatory in Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. It seems Australia has a better solution than what the British Mustang has in the photo below. Amber light bulbs in the original back up lights and additional ones for the fog and back up lights.

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008, 02:58:41 PM »
Sorry. Anything newer than a 1973 I'm not interested in. The newer ones are nice cars but I prefer the classics.
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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 04:45:54 PM »
Sorry. Anything newer than a 1973 I'm not interested in. The newer ones are nice cars but I prefer the classics.
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I prefer my classic over the 03 Mach, but my wife would kill anybody who tried to drive "her" car.  Amber color makes for a much better fog light over white.   Not too sure why they would want amber anywhere else though. 

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008, 07:16:59 PM »
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 It's the European thing to do. You spent time there. The best you can say is - it's different.
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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 05:55:26 PM »
I left Germany 5 years ago.  This must be a recent fad among the Europeans.  I know because I owned a German Mercedes, and a German BMW when I was there for 9 years. 

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 08:12:30 PM »
 Your German Mercedes and BMW had amber lights over there and so did all American cars imported since many years. The American continent is probably the only place where you can see red signal lights on cars.
 Here is another option they have when they import a Mustang in the UK and a 91-96 Corvette lens conversion kit

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 08:37:57 PM »
What amber lights are you talking about?  You keep posting examples of red tail lights and are calling them amber.  Are you saying the bulb is amber and the lens is red?  Because what you are posting are pictures of red lenses.  I changed the tail light bulbs on my German cars a few times, and everytime, they were clear. 

On Edit:  AHA!  You are talking about the turn signal lights only.  My 65  and 03 Mach have yellow (possibly called amber) turn signal lights on the front.  But red in the back.  I just didn't understand the statement from the beginning, so yeah... the U.S. built cars have red rear turn signals and are different from the rest of the world.  Welcome to the U.S. of A.  built cars.  They must be pretty popular.  ;D

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 08:57:30 PM »
 The signal lights have to be amber or orange. On some of the photos the lenses are white but with orange light bulbs. The resulting light has to be orange and that's impossible to get if the lenses are red like on most US cars. My point is that all European conversion kits are ugly and the ones on the Australian Shelby are in my opinion much nicer. I was simply looking for information about them in case an European sends me an email or posts in the site  :)

On edit: Yes that's what I meant. I personally like red turn signal lights much better. Nothing nicer than a full width red tail light  :D

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2008, 09:18:21 PM »
You want who to post on here who is from Europe?  Are you daft?   ;D You only have 11 Americans on here. 

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 09:40:40 PM »
 That Shelby is from Australia and there was an Australian member here the day I posted that.  ;D

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2008, 06:30:44 PM »
Yeah, a hundred years ago.   ;D  You need to come to Texas this summer Thierry.  You have most likely never had a Lone Star beer, and you most likely have never ridden an automated bull in a beer joint.  I can guarantee you that Jim and Stephen haven't  either.   ;D

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2008, 10:33:45 AM »
 I did have Lone Star beers before, they are sold in our corner liquor store  :P and there is not many beers I didn't try  :D About the automated bull ridding, that sounds very interesting and I'd like to try that. I am not sure to be able to go to Texas next summer but maybe in a couple years when I'll be ready to buy a rust free classic Mustang  ;D

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2008, 06:11:09 PM »
Since I posted that above, we have managed to get Aussie65 to join.  So now, you have a posting member from Australia. :o

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2008, 07:37:12 PM »
 Yes he is the member I was talking about. Aussi65 joined the day I started this topic  ;)

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2008, 08:25:28 PM »
He's a good man and quite knowledgable regarding the classics. 

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2008, 05:00:19 PM »
I know this is an old thread but heres an auction for a 69 tail light set.
 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/MUSTANG-69-MODEL-REAR-TAIL-LAMP-LED-KIT-NEW_W0QQitemZ250299646449QQihZ015QQcategoryZ6763QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 There is a 07 up the road from me with amber turn lights so i will have to grab a photo of its lights if its ever parked out on the road again not in its garage.

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2008, 08:17:38 AM »
This is interesting. I never heard about amber lights for classic Mustangs. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Australian Mustangs with amber lights
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2009, 06:54:35 AM »
Hey guys,

This maybe a little late but here is a link of a supplier from down under that has these lights.

http://www.custommustangs.com.au   ;D  ;D

Cheers,

 

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