KCStudly wrote:I like the idea of bug fenders, but you may find that they aren't flat on the attaching side, making them harder than you think to mount (dunno).
Another thing that may or may not be an issue, depending on your region and what you will have to do to get registered, is that the regs require the tail lights to be mounted at the rear most location. This is so that both tail lights are visible from a wider angle, allowing other drivers to better judge your distance and direction of travel. I know there are a lot of vintage guys out there using fender mount tail lights, and some jurisdictions won't be that picky, but it is something to be aware of for a scratch build that may need to be inspected to pass.
Bug fenders are actually pretty wide so I think Ill end up cutting some off to make the fit look nicer. They are flat there they bolt up however.
Im located in Southwest Washington State. Ive seen utility trailers with fender mounted lights around but Im not 100% sure so Ill look into that today. Thanks for bringing that up or I would have never thought of it!
UPDATE: I looked at the WSP trailer requirements. For any Washington State builders that are curious here are the laws from the WSP page:
Tail Lights License Plate Light RCW 46.37.050: After January 1, 1964, every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer, and any other vehicle which is being drawn at the end of a combination of vehicles, shall be equipped with at least two tail lamps mounted on the rear.
Stop Lamps/Electric Turn Signals RCW 46.37.070 : After January 1, 1964, every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer shall be equipped with two or more stop lamps meeting the requirements of RCW 46.37.200. On a combination of vehicles, only the stop lamps on the rearmost vehicle need actually be seen from the distance specified in RCW 46.37.200(1).
After January 1, 1960, every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer shall be equipped with electric turn signal lamps meeting the requirements of RCW 46.37.200(2).
Here is the link to all of this info and more: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/traveler/docs/cvd/170_129.pdf