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Restoring the correct gauge cluster


Shawn Piper

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My car had a gauge cluster housing from a late-model car. 

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The wood grain bugged me so I went to Autobahn Dismantling to find a correct style one worthy of restoring.  Interestingly, the wood panel can be removed but the housing itself is actually quite different. The early style has a clear plastic window on the side, mounting holes in the top, and no provisions for attaching the fake wood panel.  

 

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The gauges themselves went to The Speedo Shop for rebuilding and recalibration.  The housing went to GCAR and came back looking brand new.

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Lovely. I replaced my faux wood kitchen shelf contact paper dash with a clock with a faux wood with a tach that a buddy who can do anything sanded and painted a dozen times, BLACK.  I will not offend the purists with my plan for a clock.

 

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