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What is this for, 3 holes + 1 Large hole on rear License Plate Indent on BE

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Any idea why I have this opening plus 3 Mounting holes on my BE License Plate indent. What goes there. Nothing I can remember.
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Somebody probably fitted a reverse lamp or maybe a license plate lamp. Definitely not original.
 

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Oil slick shooter or machine gun is my guess.
 
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Car lived in Canada for many years. Maybe some sort of local regulations, Thanks
 

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I'm going with the oil slick shooter!
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Car lived in Canada for many years. Maybe some sort of local regulations, Thanks

Why didn't you say that at the beginning - maple syrup gun - definitely maple syrup gun!
 
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Hey got the rear brace on for rotisserie this afternoon. Just need to bolt on the bracket from engine stands and up in the air goes Bugsy II. Finally found some free time today. First time in months garage time.
 
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​CB antenna?
 

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Rear fog light?
 
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Hmmmm. It is exactly the right shape for a CB antenna with a 108" whip. One more hole to weld up. I used to sell a lot of those 45 years ago managing a Radio Shack store.
 

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Jim,
Just go old school and reinstall the CB antenna with a bright orange ball or flag on top like a lot of go carts!
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Hmmmm. It is exactly the right shape for a CB antenna with a 108" whip. One more hole to weld up. I used to sell a lot of those 45 years ago managing a Radio Shack store.

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Where were you then, Jim? I had several stores in Louisiana from '71-'78. We used to fight over the few radios and whip antennas that were parceled out during the CB craze. My last store was in the old SMIA program, if you remember that. Still have all my old stereo equipment I bought when I left the company.
 
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Mickey,
73-78 in Cincinnati. 9 stores over 5 years including 3 or 4 new ones. Lots of hours working retail but sure learned a whole lot. Made some good cash opening new stores for a few years even got a few Awards Jackets along the way. Good learning and training right out of college. We were probably at same National Meetings back then.
 

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Just go old school and reinstall the CB antenna with a bright orange ball or flag on top like a lot of go carts!
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Nahh, you have to put a little light up there that is activated when you talk! Had a local guy with a 600 Honda fitted out that way.

Kurt.
 

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Mickey,
73-78 in Cincinnati. 9 stores over 5 years including 3 or 4 new ones. Lots of hours working retail but sure learned a whole lot. Made some good cash opening new stores for a few years even got a few Awards Jackets along the way. Good learning and training right out of college. We were probably at same National Meetings back then.

That was probably Radio Shack's heyday: Hi-Fi, Scanners, CB Radios, and of course the TRS-80!!! I always liked the first TRS-80's error messages: "What?" and "How?" Basic was easy, but programming was so laborious. "GoSub210", or "If I=5, Then GOTO10"

Baby Blue had a pair of 6.5" Realistic speakers installed in the trunk partition when I first got her. I replaced them with Pioneers, but both are still on the shelf if I ever want to go back to a "period correct" system.
 
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