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Old 01-01-2014, 09:31 AM   #15
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I need a better pic with the lens off, but it looks like a flat lens would work if you went the LED route.

It maybe possible to remove the incandescent lamp socket. Attach a flat panel of LEDs. Either hard wire the LEDs or use a plug of your choice. Then there would be clearance to put a flat lens on.

But this hinges on more details about the lamp and handle assembly. It is a little hard to see if this would work where the bottom of the lens mounts.

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Old 01-01-2014, 06:51 PM   #16
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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. It's always great to brainstorm & see where things lead. I'll be mailing the cover to Charlie next week so he can work his magic.

This sweet trailer hasn't had any maintenance at all for 7 years. It sat ignored under redwood trees in my sister's driveway in the Santa Cruz, CA mountains (not her fault; I still love her). I'm determined to bring it back to life because an un-used trailer is a very sad trailer.

Happy 2014!
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:45 AM   #17
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As mentioned before, the later model Bigfoots had a slightly newer version of this part. If it's the same size hole, you may be able to replace the entire handle with the newer part, although they too seem to be a little difficult to come by. It's a Bargman 74-32-001, which is what is on my 1989 Bigfoot.

Other Lights - Bargman

A lot of places list the part, but few seem to actually have them. But they are out there.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:33 PM   #18
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As mentioned before, the later model Bigfoots had a slightly newer version of this part. If it's the same size hole, you may be able to replace the entire handle with the newer part, although they too seem to be a little difficult to come by. It's a Bargman 74-32-001, which is what is on my 1989 Bigfoot.

Other Lights - Bargman

A lot of places list the part, but few seem to actually have them. But they are out there.
I sent you a PM, but I wanted to post this for other folks in case they ever need this part for their 1988 Bigfoot.

The Bargman you referred to is smaller than what's on my Bigfoot (by 1", both height & width). If push came to shove, a modification could probably be made to install the Bargman. I, however, have zero talent in that department, & I don't have the proper tools.

Luckily, Charlie has graciously agreed to fabricate a cover for me. I'm trying to replace parts with as-close-to-original as I can; we'll see how long that idea lasts. I'll post pictures when it's in place!
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:27 PM   #19
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There's a hero amongst us!

[QUOTE=Ev in Oregon;435572]Oh, the joys of finding parts for an older Bigfoot! After reading a few posts, I see I'm not the only one having trouble finding replacement parts. I contacted Bigfoot in Armstrong & they had a whole lot of sympathy, but no solution for my problem.


YAY! Today I installed the new light cover that Charlie (AKA tractors1; Fiberglass RV - View Profile: tractors1 ) fabricated for me. It absolutely amazes me that he was able to create a new one, long distance no less, when all he had in hand was the old broken cover along with just pictures of the frame it needed to fit into. It fits like a glove, it's much higher-quality plastic, and I'm sure it'll outlive both the Bigfoot & me. I'm so grateful to Charlie for his fine handiwork & his outstanding work ethic.

I'm convinced Charlie is not only a talented engineer, but he's a magician, too. So, if you're in need of either, Charlie's your man. (Oh, & be sure to ask him what SWAG means.)

I also appreciate all the suggestions, advice, and moral support from forum members. I'm sooo glad I stumbled upon this site!
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:20 PM   #20
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LOL Ev,

Also, I want to thank Donna D for the referral. A most interesting challenge!

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Old 01-25-2014, 07:51 PM   #21
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Win, win, win Charlie be sure and post on the Bigfoot owners site. I KNOW there's members that truly WANT what you've created.

Cool BEANS!
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Evelyn, it looks great!

Charlie that is wonderful work and once again...It looks Great!
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