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'32 Chevy dash lighting suggestions?

I am restoring a '32 Chevy four door Confederate and it has been converted to 12 volt. What do you have for ideas for me to have dash instrument lighting? I'm trying to keep this car looking as stock appearing as possible.
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Not so much of a suggestion as a question- why not use whatever lighting that is already in place on whatever gauges you plan to use?
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You can have the original gauges rebuilt and put a 12 to 6 volt transformer to cut the voltage down for the hots on the gauges. As for the lighting,just put 12 volt bulbs in place of the 6 volt bulbs.
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'32 Chevy dash light suggestions?

Thank you both. I will send them in for restorative work and get the lighting upgraded at the same time. This site is great for ideas and problem solving too.
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