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#2424117 - 12/26/17 07:04 PM 1968 Road Runner Dash Bezel (Black or Chrome)???? Help
440PURSUIT Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
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Is the bezel around the Speedo and gauges Black or Chrome or a combo? Car was built 11-6-67 and is a Non Decor Sedan.

I had the cluster surround bezel re-chromed a while ago when I first put car together years ago.

I'm trying to improve some shortcomings and I want to have the correct Bezel treatment around the Speedo and gauge cluster.

Please advise and or post pics

Thanks in advance
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#2424122 - 12/26/17 07:10 PM Re: 1968 Road Runner Dash Bezel (Black or Chrome)???? Help [Re: 440PURSUIT]
440PURSUIT Offline
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PS-Black Dash

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#2424177 - 12/26/17 08:48 PM Re: 1968 Road Runner Dash Bezel (Black or Chrome)???? Help [Re: 440PURSUIT]
topside Offline
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Regardless of Decor Group or base, the perimeter was chrome-plated with black detailing at the top horizontal edge and inner edges. I don't have pics, sorry, but I'm sure someone will post some.

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#2424235 - 12/26/17 11:09 PM Pic of mine [Re: topside]
440PURSUIT Offline
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I had Mr G's do it when they were the only game. The very top is only black part.


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#2424862 - 12/28/17 10:37 AM Advertising Brochure??? [Re: 440PURSUIT]
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Does anybody have old Road Test or Ad pics?
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1969 Hemi Charger R/T,
1969 Charger RT Clone
1969 Charger Pro Tour Project
1971 Barracuda Convert
1970 440 6pack Superbird,
1968 Fury I Police Pursuit 440 Super Commando 2 door sedan (Black/Blue)
1969 Dart GTS 340 Convert
1967 Barracuda Convert
1968 Barracuda Coupe
1972 Road Runner 340-4
1972 Charger Rallye 400-4
1972 Charger w 383
1972 Sebring Plus 440-6 Clone
1967 A100
1969 Coronet Pro Street
2009 Challengeer SRT8 stick
2006 Dodge Magnum 5.7
2017 3500 Dually

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#2424919 - 12/28/17 12:00 PM Re: Advertising Brochure??? [Re: 440PURSUIT]
A12 Offline
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Non-décor, that would mean non-chrome inside door handle/armrest bases, no rear armrest ashtrays, etc., Also black outside door opening buttons. Are the armrest bases black or painted interior color?

Found this in my archives of a non-décor '68 B-body coupe with the original instrument bezel that is CHROME. Hope this helps.




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Edited by A12 (12/28/17 12:03 PM)

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#2425120 - 12/28/17 08:06 PM Re: Advertising Brochure??? [Re: 440PURSUIT]
cbusters Offline
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Non Decor also has black door lock push buttons. My post car has black armrest bases and black upper trim above the door panels. Black interior.

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#2425151 - 12/28/17 08:45 PM Re: Advertising Brochure??? [Re: cbusters]
68jim Offline
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I have plenty of reference pictures of a 68 RR post car with the standard interior (non décor car) let me know if you need anything else. Chrome around the bezel.


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#2425740 - 12/30/17 09:48 AM is this appropriate detailing? [Re: 68jim]
440PURSUIT Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
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It seems the leading edge and inner "Shadow Box" is chrome.
The outer lip is black to compliment the dash.


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#2425777 - 12/30/17 10:49 AM Re: is this appropriate detailing? [Re: 440PURSUIT]
A12 Offline
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Originally Posted By 440PURSUIT
It seems the leading edge and inner "Shadow Box" is chrome.
The outer lip is black to compliment the dash.



Hmmmmmmmm, BTW you have nice hands...

Don't think the black or non-reflective edge was really style. New FMVSS regulations that were phasing in since '66 were calling for less and less reflective (re; chrome) areas in front of the driver. The horn ring, column shifter, rear view inside mirror stalk, turn signal stalk and a few other items became a more brushed finish or low gloss silver to comply with the new ('66) regulation. Surprised the chrome rocker switches were still in place. Have to check if the '70 switches changed to a less or lower reflective finish? Oh and I thought the three or two point pivot was chrome in '68 but low reflective silver in '69-on??

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