69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

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69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby MFE » Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:21 pm

Are the left and right side front turn signal assemblies on a 69 Continental Sedan interchangeable from side to side?
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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby action » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:15 pm

They are not

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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby action » Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:39 pm

Phoenix - Yeah, it's hot, however it's a dry heat
2006 Lincoln Navigator Limited 5.4l 3V
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII 2DR Coupe Diamond Anniversary 4.6l DOHC, 4R70W, 3.07
1970 Continental Mark III Triple Black 460 4v, C6, 2.80 (Used for Woodward Dream Cruise or just generally stored in Michigan)
1966 Lincoln Continental 4DR Convertible 462 4v, C6, 3.00
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4DR Breezeway 410 4v, C6, 2.80
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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby frasern » Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:33 pm

Interesting, but the turn signals are broken!
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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby action » Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:48 pm

Missed that.

Reproduction.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114257212461?c ... b9e8cb68d3

And I would ask the seller first about application before placing the order. These look like Mark lenses and the listing states otherwise

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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby frasern » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:52 pm

I'll give ya the whole shebang, lens and housing for $100!
('68, left. Right lens is broken)
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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby MFE » Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:07 pm

I need the right one but the one I found in a local yard is the left side. Right side not pictured. If they were interchangeable I'd go ahead and have them pull the left one. No big deal, it's only cracked, not broken, so not high on the list. Thanks guys.
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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby TonyC » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:36 am

Depending on how broken your lens is, you may be able to do a temporary patch to the break, at least to protect the lights from weather damage, until you find an intact replacement. With a piece of clear plastic and some clear contact cement, you can fill the spot that is broken...or if the broken spot is small enough, clear package tape may work also. Neither is a permanent fix, but it should keep the weather out until you find a good lens.

There is one yard in Texas I know of with two '68s; if memory serves, at least one had intact lenses. That year will work for what you need.

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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby action » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:29 am

If it were me I would take frasern's offer.

And if you are looking at pre-owned (AKA wrecking yards) this is far closer.
https://www.dvap.com/salvage/1969-linco ... 69li9789c/
So less at risk for just looking.

However they are not known for thrifty costs

As to keeping the weather out, if it isn't a daily driver, there isn't much weather in the Valley of the Sun.

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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby frasern » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:42 am

I should be less impulsive with my posts! I haven't removed it for a proper inspection yet, so it may have hidden cracks. The rt. lens is cracked, but no missing pieces. it will be weathertight.
And right now, it's under a blanket of snow, because this is a long way from the valley of the sun!
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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby TonyC » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:14 pm

As to keeping the weather out, if it isn't a daily driver, there isn't much weather in the Valley of the Sun.


Well, granted, where weathering that involves water-based precipitation is concerned, that is the case. :D

DVAP reminds me of another yard in Texas I know of, CTC Auto Ranch in Denton; they too have a lot of organ donors, to include "Suicide Lincolns," and they too are not known for being a thrifty resource. The last time I bought parts from them, they charged almost as much as though the parts were NOS and stated they could not guarantee those parts would work; at least they did work.

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Re: 69 Sedan Left and Right front turn signal interchange?

Postby frasern » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:31 pm

I was out to the farm today, and looked a little closer at the '68. Turns out it's the right one that's good, and the left that's cracked. Good condition, but a little faded. I took it out and brought it home, probably will put it on Kijiji, but offer it here first.
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