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#75887 - 03/14/02 05:27 PM Sportlite
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Registered: 12/15/01
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Tom P and I were looking for info on Chevrolet Sportlites , like is there a repo seller or do we have to hunt for used parts?
dig that chevy emblem !!!!!!!

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#75888 - 03/14/02 05:37 PM Re: Sportlite
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Don Sommer of American Arrow Custom Accessories makes brand new, absolutely awesome Chevrolet Sportlights. They are very expensive but better than new old stock. He also sells parts and Sportlight brackets as well. His phone number is: 248/435-6115. He is located in Michigan.
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#75889 - 03/15/02 08:15 AM Re: Sportlite
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Thanks
Itried to locate him several years ago to get a light for my model A and was told he no longer made them
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#75890 - 03/15/02 04:21 PM Re: Sportlite
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What is a sportlite ? Is that the light I have inside my spare tire in the back that pivits up and down?
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#75891 - 03/15/02 04:51 PM Re: Sportlite
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Ha ha! Nope....that's a backup light! ha ha! laugh

A "Sportlight" is the 5 1/2" accessory spotlight, with the Chevrolet emblem, that is mounted to the left front door post, and is controlled from the inside of the car. This is a genuine Chevrolet accessory that was available in 1930 and up. :eek: wink bigl
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#75892 - 03/20/02 02:41 PM Re: Sportlite
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Is this the same as a "cop light" ? A hand controlled pivoting searchlight that is mounted thru the A pillar? I acquired one 2nd hand but need brackets to mount it on my '71 Jimmy.

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#75893 - 03/29/02 08:59 PM Re: Sportlite
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Yes, a "Sportlight" is the same as a search light that is used on police cars. They are a neat accessory used in 1930 and up, but without the original installation template for locating the holes, they are a nightmare to install on the 1930-32 Chevrolets. :eek: mad laugh
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#75894 - 03/31/02 05:08 PM Re: Sportlite
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Thanks for the info. I called Don Sommers and left a mssg. He called me back and is searching for some '67/'72 A-pillar brackets. He said they might be "expensive," however.
They had a similar thread on the stovebolters site. Kanter's carries the Unity lights for about $130, brackets are $25 each.

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#75895 - 05/16/02 11:09 AM Re: Sportlite
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JUNKYARD DOG, DO YOU HAVE THE TEMPLATE TO INSTALL THE SPORTLIGHT, BECAUSE IF YOU DO I WOULD LIKE TO BUY ONE OF THE MANY NOS SPORTLIGHTS YOU HAVE????????????THANKS bigl :arrow: :arrow: bigl newangel
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#75896 - 05/16/02 12:59 PM Re: Sportlite
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Donald, do JunkYardDogJunkYardDog's Sportlights project a picture of Elvira up unto the drive inn movie screen during the intermission?
Wowie! :love: :love: :love: chevy :love: :love: :love:
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#75897 - 05/16/02 01:15 PM Re: Sportlite
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Hey Macky Wacky? How did you know that??? Ya caught me! :eek: :eek: :eek: :confused: :confused: :confused: :eek:
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#75898 - 05/16/02 03:30 PM Re: Sportlite
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JunkYardDogJunkYardDog, You didn't see me in the car behind you at the drive inn show last Saturday night? I was practiceing on my bugle and honking my Dixie horns, I am trying to get as good as Chipper, but I don't hold out much hope, Oh Well, I got to go now Someone is beating on the garage door, just when I was getting tuned up again!
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#75899 - 05/16/02 07:45 PM Re: Sportlite
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HEY MR MACK, THE JUNKYARD DOG IS NOT FOOLING ANYBODY, YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL WHEN HES AT A DRIVE IN MOVIE, HES THE ONLY CAR IN THE BACK ROW FACING THE FENCE WITH HIM AND THAT BLOW UP DOLL ELVIRA IN HIS NASH RAMBLER????? bigl bigl devil :arrow: :arrow: devil bigl bigl
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#75900 - 05/16/02 08:30 PM Re: Sportlite
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Donald, maybe he leant the Metro to a teenager, I could swear that was Elvira with her hand on the spotlight!
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#75901 - 05/16/02 09:05 PM Re: Sportlite
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Hey Donald! How would you know which way my car was facing since you had all that Budweiser?

Macky Wacky! No, Elvira did not have her hand on the spotlight....her hand was on......hum, oh well, never mind...ya wouldn't believe it anyway! By the way, I figured that car behind me was you because oil was leaking from the mains and we know that Chipper's car doesn't leak a drop....so it had to be you! Ya! :eek: :eek: :eek: laugh laugh
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#75902 - 05/16/02 09:09 PM Re: Sportlite
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Hay gang, are we about ready to close this one out?

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#75903 - 05/17/02 05:32 AM Re: Sportlite
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Hello Ray, I didn't mean to embarrash you, I didn't think you were any where near the drive Inn show, LOL
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#75904 - 05/17/02 10:42 AM Re: Sportlite
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NOW MR MACK IF I COULD JUST BUY ONE OF THEM THERE SPORTLIGHTS FROM THE DOG, THEN I COULD COME TO DE DRIVE IN AND CHECK OUT ALL THE JUNKYARD PUPPIES AND THE KING DOG WITH MY SPORTLIGHT AND MAKE SURE NO HANKY PANKY IS GOING ON?YES YES YES MR MACK, MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO WITH ME, AS A BUNCH OF JUNKYARD DOGS ARE HARD TO CONTROL? bigl bigl devil :arrow: :arrow: devil bigl bigl
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