Parking light bulb socket gasket

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May 19, 2021
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Between Fort Mohave, AZ & So Cal (Upland)
My Car
73 Grande will undergo three phase build process. Phase 1 is complete (driver). Phase 2 is interior/exterior restoration. Phase 3 is ++ performance.
On my 73 Grande I have the two parking lights in the grill. They insert into the housing and are held by the fit that is created by the gasket in the bulb socket. One of my socket’s gasket is gone. I checked the NPD site with no luck. Does anyone have these? Thanks, Steve
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Hello Steve,
At one time, Ford did offer a gasket for that lamp socket. But, to repeat a familiar phrase, They are no longer available from Ford, and I'm not aware of anyone offering a repo gasket.
Unless someone here has a spare socket with a good gasket, I would look at a repo socket and borrow the gasket from it. You could look at some of your favorite parts sites, but with today's shipping costs, the price escalates quickly.
Since just about everyone has a NAPA store, you can try them. The Ford part # for the socket is D1FZ-13234-A, which crosses to Napa part # ECH LS-6490. This part is from Napa's Echlin product line. While this socket could be slightly higher than some other sites, with no shipping involved, that helps keep the price in check.
If you have a favorite part store besides NAPA or an online source, they should be able to cross the Ford or Napa part number.
Well, thank you very much for the information. I think, for grins, I might try and make a gasket. I’ll post what I come up with in case others need one too.