Picked up an original 5-gauge cluster, complete, for a project I'm working on for my FB. It needs refurbishing; chrome and camera-case black paint. Does anyone know where I can get this done? Locally, I can't find any. One shop mentioned an outfit in Texas; also said it would propably be cheaper to get a repo. I knew that.
BTW, if anyone needs any or all of the gauges, let me know. But, it looks like the ammeter is toast. Maybe I should post this part in the "Free/trade" board. Oh well.......
Because repros are less than ideal. I have one on my coupe. The 25 dollar one. I went nuts trying to get it to fit right.
When I finally compared it to the old one, I found that the speedometer opening was a half inch off! I now go nuts every time I drive it. No one else can notice because it looks OK from the side. There were OEM Ford units available a while back for about 125.
Does he do plastic repair as well? Some of my bezels have some chips out of them around the edges. They are original deluxe bezels, so I'd like to save them.
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He repairs the plastic and rechromes...does excellent work.
While your getting them done you might as well send him your brushed aluminum....he rebrushes the aluminum (he can get rid of most small pits and puts a nice even finish on them)
and screen prints the lettering on them....
I did buy one, for $39, but like the other replies have mentioned, they're crap. I had to do some cutting just to fit the gauge mounting plate to the repro bezel, and it still didn't look right.
It fits perfectly into the original one that I would like to have refinished.
Thanks for your reply; and to all you other VMF'rs for responding to my querry. I will check out the sources mentioned. Thanks again.
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