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Old 09-30-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Military tail lights to flush Mount on my YJ

I have a set of Aurora tail lights (removed from a Air Force HumVee prior to its permanent retirement); from prior posts I have read others have flush mounted round or the stock tail lights but nothing like this yet. I know the space will be tight and I may need to trim the light housing flange to fit the fuel cap lip, but what is behind the stock lens? How much room is there? I haven't taken anyone hint apart yet, thought I ask first and get some ideas and input. Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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There its a bit of room back there. Look on the underside of the tub directly below the taillights. You should see some plastic there you can pull back and look right inside. Hope that helps

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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I had some time today a bit and discovered that the wires run straight up into that flat fender well. I guess my dream of installing these lights will be slightly harder also because that fender well will be affected from inside as well. And then I looked instead design the light itself and half of it is LED. Well above my pay grade. I might explore the possibility of mounting them in externally or partially flush. Keep the ideas coming!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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I may have my moderators license taken away but here is a link to another forum where a guy put them on his TJ. Hope it helps: Military Tail Light Conversion - JEEPTALK.net
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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Nice!
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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My YJ now has military tail lights installed. We ended up relocating the gas cap/filler neck to side and mounted the license in the center on frame/crossmember below spare tire. The license plate is secured by using the stock sprung holder, bolting it upside down and riveting the license plate to the holder. We then secured a scrap piece of fuel hose behind it to keep it from being noisy. Now it can swing forward if I choose to hide it or make room for trailer hitch. We removed the blackout lights inside the housing and used the bottom "light" as a reverse light although it is ineffective. In the future I'll mount some external "back-up" lights. Disclaimer to all: Do not do this as the military lenses are not DOT approved. They are not reflectorized, so I am not endorsing this project in any way.
Now for some pictures! And FYI, I did not need to cut the inner fender. And by extended the fuel neck, I am guessing I added to the capacity of my fuel tank.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:45 AM   #7
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Pics or it didnt happen....
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:13 AM   #8
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Pics or it didnt happen....
X-2 It may have been 12:14 when you posted,

but I bet there is still time to send us a picture!
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:23 AM   #9
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Cool Ubbo Coty military tail lights on YJ Jeep

Here are some pics of my '94 YJ Wrangler before and after my friend and I installed the military lights from a M-998 A-1 The "black-out" lights were disabled but we kept the very bottom light functional as a token "reverse" light. I reused the stock license plate frame but mounted in upside down below spare tire. A piece of 1" fuel line props it up and keeps it from rattling plus I can flip it up and hide it if I wanted to... The middle blackout light is not used but I might go back and make an additional tail-light but keep cut out's. We did not have to cut into or modify the inner fender as we stayed below it. Last step I need to finish is a license plate light. (Maybe)
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:30 AM   #10
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Pics posted. Took a while to remember how to, and sorry they're sideways
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:13 AM   #11
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I forgot to mention one thing, and that is I didn't use LED bulbs, just regular 1157,1165 and the lens stick out just enough to be seen from side but I intend to add matching military reflectors and maybe matching side markers but I like this look the and will try to keep it this way.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:46 AM   #12
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That actually looks really good....
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:04 AM   #13
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Yup, looks good! did you lite up the lisense plate too?
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #14
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Need to ad I love the rear window sticker too!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:43 AM   #15
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No license plage light yet; not sure how I want that done. I am gonna to go look at some other military vehicles and "acquire" some ideas. Some suggestions are using the license plate bolts that double as lights, I guess these are common on hot rods. Mounting a light on bottom of spare. Mounting a light from bottom of spare bracket and aiming it down. Right now I need to wait until I get told too because this project pissed off my wife who said there was nothing wrong with the way it was. She's obviously never seen one break or filled it with gas when you had to hold down the plate. BTW I can add almost 1 more gallon of gas with the longer fuel line. Next project will be figuring out how to incorporate military turnsignals up front, but I may just stop here.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:45 AM   #16
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Thanks! Not sure if you could read the hand written part on the bottom!
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:18 AM   #17
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Military tail lights working

This is how they look working. The smaller lights at the bottom being the token reverse light. Later I might configure the middle lights for as additional tail lights.
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Looks good.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:24 PM   #19
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Nice work, been thinking about doing the same but with a set of the new LED... Kind of want to keep the black out drive just to mess with people

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