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Old 02-01-2004, 08:10 AM
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old gauges redone

i have the original gauge set (gas gauge/amp gauge/speedometer) from a 34 ford that i want to reinstall in my coupe. has anyone had their gauges updated and what company did you use? what did it cost ? would you recommend that company ? thanks.

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Old 02-01-2004, 08:46 AM
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Probably expensive. I am quite sure that there are new guages available that fit in your dash, that have the nostalgic look to them. Probably a lot cheaper than getting yours restored.
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There is a firm that advertises in Hemmings Motor news that does precisely what you are asking about. I will try and get the name and number, or you can go to their web site and do a search.

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I wonder if you could swap the guts out of a new one. I need to "FIX" my water temp gauge but it is in a cluster of five.mike
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Might want to check this company out.


http://www.speedometershop.com/
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HEY FAST: I had the orginal gauges go out on my 1938 Lafayette and I sent the gauge panel to Bob's in Detroit. It was $ 600.00 base charge for openers and price went up from there for each item that they did such as painting face plate, new needles, lenses. I switched over to digital from www.nordskogperformance.net worked out great...DAVE
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gauges

Thanks guys.
for those that may not know,the older car gauges were 6 volt. that is no big problem to correct or get around.
the real problem is the odd size or shape (not all cars,but some had very odd size/shape) of the old gauges. i really dont want to cut the original dash to fit new style gauges unless there is no other way (or budget wont allow) .
again,thanks.
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I had the speedo and water temperature gauge redone on my '36 Pontiac. We have an instrument repair shop in town (check your yellow pages - most big towns have them) and they do all my work. The temperature gauge needed a new capillary tube and bulb. The speedo needed the usual new odometer and magnet. Cost was in the $75-$100 range which isn't cheap but not un-doable and you end up with gages that are guaranteed to fit!

There is an outfit that advertises on the back of it seems like every Street Rodder magazine issue that claims to be able to repair any gauge ever made. Never used them but seems like they could do the job.

Here are some others

http://www.clocksandgauges.com/

http://www.lspeedo.com/
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