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Bulb cover for my Grandfather

My grandfather has a beautiful fully restored 49 merc. His gauges except the speedo are made by classic instruments and he is trying to find bulb covers or bulbs that are red... any help would be greatly appreciated in directing us to some.

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gauges generally use 2 diffrent bulbs. 194 for newer stuff and the other I can't think of the number but there the tiny round dome bulbs that twist lock.. in any case, any import/ tuner section in Walmart or advance auto should have colored bulbs
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Colored bulbs

Pep Boys has about the most colored bulbs to choose from,on an older car like the Merc here is a suggestion that I used on my '54 Ford,when I rewired the dash and replaced the old rotted cloth wiring and since I redid the interior in blue tones I used blue LED lights, the bases are smaller and to adapt them into the larger dash holes I used pieces of vaccum hose for bushings.The LED lights are two wire, one ground and one hot so a small amount of splicing will be required but the final look is worth it.
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Let's move this to Electrical.


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Auto Meter has them, red covers.
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Yes, Autometer is who you need to contact, they include several different color bulb caps with their gage sets.

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bigger truckstops have them in the chrome section too .
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