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Old 03-19-2004, 08:19 PM
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Autometer gauge faceplate modification

I just got a set of Autometer "Old Tyme" gauges. They look to be top notch products. However, I'd like to replace the Autometer" logo with something a little personalized.

Has anyone ever taken one apart? The bezel seems to be glued (sealed?) on there pretty good, and there is no back plate to remove. It looks like the only way to get in there is by taking the bezel and trim ring out.

If everything is glued down tight, I don't want to break anything by disassembling it, but if it is just snapped, I'll go for it.

Does anyone have any experience with them?

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Old 03-19-2004, 09:46 PM
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Tho I haven't used these particular guages. I did make up a custom dash with the Autometer regular guages and the face bezel is crimped around the outside edge of the unit. I had to peel the trim ring off like an old bottle cap. Then mounted the setup from behind the custom panel. Gettin the bezel trim ring off ain't fun!
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Old 03-19-2004, 10:25 PM
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Thanks Bob. Crimped, huh? Poop. Forget it, then.
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rings destroyed?

Did you destroy the rings in the process of removing them? If needed, would you have been able to re-install the rings? thanks Bob.
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Old 03-22-2004, 01:18 AM
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Yes, they were pretty well destroyed.
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