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    I think it is some kind of translucent yellow paint. I have a can of Krylon "Stained glass" yellow paint Im going to try on a clear reflector. My main concern is the effect of the heat.
    ....Or a tinted varnish of some sort. Not a separate plating, at least on the later lights. Course for now, 128s are a little early for me.... Maybe after my girls are through college.

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    I might have that housing....
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    When wiring an early 128, does the negative side just ground out on the bumper via the mounting or is there a ground wire needed? Also....where can I buy a rubber boot for the top of the mount where the wire comes out?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Rather than start another thread I thought I would revive this one as it already contains a lot of great info.

    I have been obscessing about what details are correct for my '65 and have been collecting data -and a lot of "incorrect" lights for 301022.

    I have around 10 datapoints for lights between 1957 & 67 so far.

    The number of changes/options that occurred in this time is astounding - somewhere around 30!

    I'm interested in all details but one I am interested in at the moment is when the "crown logo" lenses finished - likely some time before December 65.

    Please if you have any original lamps and want to contribute to the database please PM or email me. Reference to a car or date codes on the back of the reflector to pin down when the changes occurred. I'll advise all of the info I'm looking for. Hopefully I can clarify and tie together a lot of whats already here. I'll then share photos and spreadsheet as best I can of when the changes occurred.

    Just to whet the appetite:

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    Original Hella Small "Enclosed" Logo Lense May '57

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    Crown logo Lense: May '61

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    Focal Length Lense May '65

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    Rectangle Lense Known Dates Dec '66 Feb '67

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    Bar Lense Nov '66

    Then there is the current vesrsion available
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    i have been going through my parts stash for my 1966 restoration.
    I came across a matching pair of fog lamp housings that need restoration (has triangle drain hole but no side rivets) , also i have a single fog lamp housing missing lens (has side rivets but no triangle drain hole), and a complete fog lamp with triangle drain hole but no side rivets.

    Would any of these be "correct" for 1966 and are they worth restoring?
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    128 Fog Lights

    would you identify which of the eight lights are which.

    Looking at smudges and dents item 1 3 5 appear to be different views of a common light. Are they pic's of the same light?

    Item 2 and 6 also seem like different views of a same light.

    Item 7 and 8 have the triangle on the mount side - so would drain down to the mount hardware (above bumper light) rather than a 911 (hang down light) - with it's drain opposite of the mounts.

    All lights appear to have removable dents which can be rechromed. Not enough detail of the lens frame to see pot metal if it is corroded.
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    I got busy around June & missed this.

    What I know based on the references I have (note these are date codes on the lights so who knows how much time delay there was to the cars which opens up even more variation)

    Triangle drain by mounting are not Porsche.

    Housing should have back center rivet for pretty much all of 66.

    November 66 the triangle drain went all together and there was a drain slot & notch for the Lense in the bezel.

    Early 66 had focal length lenses and later 66 had the square rectangle lense (above the 66893). The change somewhere between Feb & July
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    To restore the housings correctly is a bit of a pia. Drill out the rivets straighten & rechrome. Zinc/cad? plate the mounting hardware, procure correct Din 660 rivets and figure out how to press them. I'm just going through this now. IMHO worth it simply because they are right

    The lense is the next challenge - looks like you have the focal length lense - one off and maybe not in that great a shape. You could argue either is correct. Trawling the net can sometimes find usually lamps where the lense is ok. Even if one had to put new repro lenses in the correct housings its a step in the right direction.
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