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Re: Gauge cluster refresh ? [Re: Fat_Mike] #3236472
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that turned out great ! up bow
do you have a shot of the pen you used to outline the bezels ? how durable are the coatings those pens contain ?
thanks in advance !
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Nice work!


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It's not correct.
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Re: Gauge cluster refresh ? [Re: moparx] #3236548
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Originally Posted by moparx
that turned out great ! up bow
do you have a shot of the pen you used to outline the bezels ? how durable are the coatings those pens contain ?
thanks in advance !
beer


My wife had them, sorry no brand name on them. They are used for painting rocks. So far the ones she painted and are outside have held up well. I thought about clear coating them after but thought I would give them a try. I applied two coats.

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On Noooo! The snowball has started down the hill..... panic

Does anyone no how to stop it?

Decided to paint the dash pad and glove box while the gauges are out and easier to get to. But now the dash frame needs to be painted, and I can get to all the wiring and fix that.

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Re: Gauge cluster refresh ? [Re: 67vertman] #3236604
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And, while your there and it is apart, you might as well....... devil whistling grin

Just trying to help.


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I have no ides how this stuff gets out of hand. shruggy

Re: Gauge cluster refresh ? [Re: poorboy] #3236609
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Originally Posted by poorboy
And, while your there........
laugh2

Ain't that the truth.
OR...you can pretend that you never saw any of that and it might be ok. thumbs

Re: Gauge cluster refresh ? [Re: Fat_Mike] #3236640
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Originally Posted by Fat_Mike
Originally Posted by poorboy
And, while your there........
laugh2

Ain't that the truth.
OR...you can pretend that you never saw any of that and it might be ok. thumbs


It is hard to know were to draw the line. whiney But I know I will probably never get the dash this far apart again, so I may as well address the things I can get to while it torn apart. sawzall


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Re: Gauge cluster refresh ? [Re: Fat_Mike] #3236660
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Originally Posted by Fat_Mike
Originally Posted by poorboy
And, while your there........
laugh2

Ain't that the truth.
OR...you can pretend that you never saw any of that and it might be ok. thumbs




sounds like my charger. i got it running again late last summer, late september, after being set aside to deal with increasing health issues in 2006.
pulled the junk original carpet, with the intention of replacing it and being done.
then i discovered a couple of minor wiring issues, and fixed those.
then it was to clean and lube the seat tracks, touch up a couple of surface rust spots, then the interior will be done.
but while the carpet was out, i thought that is a good time to run new speaker wires to the rear deck, so new speakers will work great when i send out the am/8 track for internal upgrades.
then i figured i would inspect the rear harness just because. that turned out finding a broken wire for the back up lights [which is why they stopped working years ago], and the cloth braided stuff protecting that harness was going bad. fixed that, then found mashed wires going to the console to be fixed.
then decided to repair the emergency brake because the seats and carpet was out, making access to the pedal assembly was easy to access, and on and on and on........................AARRRRGGGGGGGGGGGG ! panic
well HOPEFULLY today, i can start the carpet install, as it's been out of the box and laying on the bed in the guest bedroom for the last month or so, getting it's shape back.
as Rosanna Danna was fond of saying : "It's ALWAYS something............." laugh2
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Re: Gauge cluster refresh ? [Re: moparx] #3236677
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Once that snowball starts rolling down hill, its really hard to stop it.

Its almost best to get out of the way and fix all the stuff it destroyed as it hit the car or truck.

Anything you choose to "skip this time" lingers in the back of your mind until you just have to fix it before it breaks. Then, that 2nd time, you add more things, "because it is apart AGAIN."

My dad used to tell me that "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," But that wasn't what he did either, while he was "in there" he faced the snowball too.

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The joys of project car ownership. Most of the stuff is minor, just time consuming. Since I am painting the dash frame, I need to paint the steering column, since I have the column apart, replace the broken gear selector needle, since the steering wheel is off, fix the blinker canceler, and so on and so on and rolleyes


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Re: Gauge cluster refresh ? [Re: 67vertman] #3236721
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Omggosh you ain't kidding with the snowball effect!!!! I know it well. I'd probably be okay not painting the metal framing but I'd definitely replace all bulbs and bypass amp gauge if you haven't already. up


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Re: Gauge cluster refresh ? [Re: larrymopar360] #3237546
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Spent the weekend working on the dash.

Saturday, fixed all the wiring behind the dash, removed all the switches, cleaned and lubed them, dielectric on the connections. removed steering wheel and replaced the turn signal canceller. Cleaned all the air conditioning ducts, inside an out. Sanded the dash frame.
Sunday. cleaned, de-greased and masked the dash frame, paint and steering column. Started putting it all back together, but still need to paint the dash pad, and fix the glove box door and paint it. .

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Re: Gauge cluster refresh ? [Re: 67vertman] #3237547
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Trying to decide if I should paint the lower portion, black or back to tan? What do you think.

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