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So, my brother is looking to replace somethings that were lost before he got his Impala. He was looking thru some pics on the internet and saw this. Does anyone know where we might find one new or used.

Think this in the part.

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My understanding is that this was the first use of fiber optics in a Chevrolet. The light source is an instrument cluster back light bulb with a special socket that mounts the cable, the other end goes around the ignition switch and mounts the cable and directs the light into the switch.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!!!

Some pics from a car show he entered her in.

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GM used fiber optic cable to add light and backlight several places over the years. The late 60's & 70's CK trucks along with the 60's & 70's Corvettes and some of the highbrow nameplate GM automobile models used it in the cigar lighter and ashtray and likely to light up the dash mounted ignition switch.

Classic Industries and Summit have the 168 peanut bulb socket with the fiber optic bracket without the fiber optic cable or the ashtray or ignition switch bracket.

Letric Limited has the fiber optic cable without the mounting bracket for either the bulb or the ignition switch and/or ashtray.

The mount for the endpoint on the ignition switch or ashtray or ... is likely going to be the most difficult to find. If you have patience, sheet metal and/or Lexan, files, and a die grinder and/or Dremel tool you can likely form the bracket for the end light out of Lexan or sheet metal
 

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GM used fiber optic cable to add light and backlight several places over the years. The late 60's & 70's CK trucks along with the 60's & 70's Corvettes and some of the highbrow nameplate GM automobile models used it in the cigar lighter and ashtray and likely to light up the dash mounted ignition switch.

Classic Industries and Summit have the 168 peanut bulb socket with the fiber optic bracket without the fiber optic cable or the ashtray or ignition switch bracket.

Letric Limited has the fiber optic cable without the mounting bracket for either the bulb or the ignition switch and/or ashtray.

The mount for the endpoint on the ignition switch or ashtray or ... is likely going to be the most difficult to find. If you have patience, sheet metal and/or Lexan, files, and a die grinder and/or Dremel tool you can likely form the bracket for the end light out of Lexan or sheet metal

Thank you!!
 
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