This just got me thinking about "replacability" of those sockets.
I was replacing all the sockets on the front and rear of my beater truck. 80-86 Ford body panels/lights.
I did a bit of searching at my local autoparts store, and came up with an all metal socket which comes with a replacable pigtail that fits the 1157/2057 bulbs.. and a rubber gasket for the light housing...... a whole $7.28 each. they might fit the pre 1980 stuff too, I will try it out.
Unless you are building a show truck that has to be "OEM correct" these would be reliable and servicable.
cheers for less tinkering, more driving
summer:RIP 68 Merc, 72 Bronc.
winter> wife: 94 explorer xlt, mine: Barney the powerstroke clubwagon
projects: 93 Bronco 7.3 powerstroke, 70 F250 crewcab 5.9cummins/ZF 4wd
67 Mercury700 on 98 F800 chassis, 91 C350 4x4 diesel Centurion.
compression ignition rules!!