'67 Caprice tail lamp sockets - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Question '67 Caprice tail lamp sockets

1967 Caprice sport sedan tail lamp brackets...
I've got the outside bulb brackets but the middle hole isn't the same-it's only 7/8" instead of the 1 1/8" like the others...were the light bases for the Caprice and the Impala the same. Is there somewhere that I can buy the bulb sockets for the middle bulb (if so, where?) or do I have to drill it out so I can use a standard 1157 socket and bulb?
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The tail light bases (and lenses) were different between the Caprice and the Impala. The caprice has the reverse lights in the bumper and the Impala has the center bulb in the tail lights for the reverse lights.

This is why the middle socket holes are different.

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1967 Caprice sport sedan tail lamp brackets...
I've got the outside bulb brackets but the middle hole isn't the same-it's only 7/8" instead of the 1 1/8" like the others...were the light bases for the Caprice and the Impala the same. Is there somewhere that I can buy the bulb sockets for the middle bulb (if so, where?) or do I have to drill it out so I can use a standard 1157 socket and bulb?

The center hole on a 67 Caprice is for a running lamp only. It did not function as a turn signal. It used a smaller, lower candle power bulb, similar it power to the lower filament of the 1157.

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