Just another random question...

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by s5belford, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. s5belford

    s5belford Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I had a 91 Bronco and the button for high-beams was on the floor. when I first got it, it took me a solid 20 minutes to figure out how to turn the high beams off.

    Long story short I LOVED the button on the floor bacuse it was sweet using my foot to control them.

    Does anyone know why they quit making them like that???
  2. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Haha the button was on the floor? As in it was built that way?
  3. Project Reaper

    Project Reaper Rockstar 100 Posts

    ya all older GM trucks should have that, a small silver button you can tap with your foot and it turns your high beams on. i have an 82 sierra with that. dont know why they stopped.
  4. KidHauler

    KidHauler Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I think they went away because of corrosion and convenience issues. They were prone to getting gunked up, then not working. When they moved to the column, they were easier to use.

    When our ambulances made this change, I had some difficulty getting used to it; They moved the high beams to the column, and put the air horn switch where the high beams used to be.
    Yeah, that's right... 3 in the morning, quite neighborhood, no street lights...HOOOONNNNNKKKK!!!
  5. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Back in the day every vehicle had the high beam switch on the floor.
    After they stopped making them like that I remember more than once tapping my foot on the floor and tryng to figure out where the switch was.
  6. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Ahhh the good old days.....Anyone on here driven a 3 on the tree?? i actually like those, I think they are fun to drive!!
  7. detailjohn

    detailjohn Rockstar 100 Posts

    3 ON THE TREE, Hell ya!

    old chevy short box , i believe 1968.

    Those were the days!!!! via All in the Famliy... What would Archer say today?
  8. detailjohn

    detailjohn Rockstar 100 Posts

    OOOPS Archie!!
  9. s5belford

    s5belford Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    hahaha, thats really funny! I really did like the button on the floor though, I wish they still made em like that!

    I've never drive 3 on the tree, I've seen them but never had the chance to drive one.
  10. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT MODERATOR Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Those were fun,66' Chevy Pickup 3 on the tree with a IIRK a 327...Alot fun.!!!it was my Dad's truck and he told me that if i could drive & shift a 3 on the tree,I could drive anything.

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