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Dash gauge face r

Posted By: 71ragtop

Dash gauge face r - 03/18/20 12:50 AM

I'm sure this has been covered before but I can't find the thread I'm re doing my ebody rallye gauges and I don't know how the faces were attached to the gauge, I removed the old rivets? and I need to replace them any help would be appreciated thanks!
Posted By: mrob

Re: Dash gauge face r - 03/18/20 12:38 PM

Hi,
Are you talking about the woodgrain surfaces? If so, those are glued to metal backing plates and the backing plates have tabs on them that are inserted through slots in the plastic dash fascias. I've never heard of rivets being used.
Posted By: 71ragtop

Re: Dash gauge face r - 03/18/20 01:56 PM

No I'm referring to the actual metal round gauge face ( speedometer tachometer clock ect. ) that mounts to the actual gauge itself.

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Posted By: NachoRT74

Re: Dash gauge face r - 03/18/20 02:50 PM

yes they are riveted... not the regular rivets, more like the ones used on cloths and toys ( like Tonka car toys )... sealed, not with the stud. They are placed with somehow of C clamp. But just would need to get a similar size rivet... or enlarge a bit the holes and use some a bit bigger.

or tiny screws with nuts on back
Posted By: NachoRT74

Re: Dash gauge face r - 03/18/20 02:59 PM

just learnt the rivets are called "tubular rivets"

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/toy-repair-clamp-style-tubular-rivet-1911630066

and semitubular rivets those what are a bit more solid in the interior
Posted By: 6PakBee

Re: Dash gauge face r - 03/18/20 03:10 PM

Call up these guys https://premiumdashdecals.com/
Posted By: 71ragtop

Re: Dash gauge face r - 03/18/20 11:06 PM

Thanks for all the help! Found what I needed.
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