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1947 Mercury Dash Bezel Question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by eric54chevy, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    So I found a great 47 Mercury dash for my 41 Merc.....problem is the speedo and clock bezel where damaged in shipping (see pictures). My question is can these parts be welded back together? I know some parts on some cars are pot metal, I've read that these are aluminum, so I assume they can be welded back together. Any help would be appreciated.....Thanks, Eric

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  2. eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    Some extra pics for your enjoyment. The speedo and clock gauge are just resting in the hole with a loose nut holding them on, so they are not sitting where they are supposed to.

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  3. 325w
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    Looks like die cast from here. Would be surprised if aluminum. Hope I'm wrong.
     
  4. Pat Thompson
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    I'm betting it's potmetal. Chrome shop might be able to repair and rechrome.
     

  5. chicagodon
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    Hi, I'm restoring a 47 Merc convert. And have a similar problem. But the spedo, center speaker grill and clock were surrounded originally with a plastic bezel. Yours appears to be an after market product that looks like "pop metal" they are still selling these pieces today on Ebay. The dent on the spedo can be fixed. The cracked "pop metal can be soldered together with a special solder and flux for pop/white metal. There are videos on u tube showing this.
    Good luck.

    My problem is my plastic bezels around the spedo and clock are good. The center speaker plastic grill is toast. Anyone have one??

    Don

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  6. Model T1
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    I checked. I have two sets for my 1946 Mercury coupe. They are plastic and more toasty then yours I'm sure. It gets brittle with age. Mine came from Peoria. Sorry.
     
  7. Olderchild
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    Mine are plastic also and the speaker grill is toast, i (think ) ford is stainless and will fit, now that i stuck my neck out some one will know better and correct me,( nothing new there):rolleyes::D
     
  8. Drbrown
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    Looks like diecast - never heard of a way to repair that. My '47 Ford is stainless steel side to side. Grille over speaker is separate piece held by two sm bolts from underneath. Frame around gauges same.
     
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  9. chicagodon
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    Steve, Tanks for the information on muggyweld. All the vintage cars had pop metal and silversoldering or your muggyweld is really a good solution.

    Still looking for the center plastic radio grill for a 1946-1948 mercury. Someone has to have this in the garage or honey hole!
     
  10. Drbrown
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    Dennis Carpenter catalog page 117 has plastic and diecast speaker grilles ($55) but I could not tell for sure that they fit Merc - phone them to see. I've seen them in other brand catalogs.
     
  11. markjaramillo
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    I know this is an old thread but I have some new cast aluminum sets if anyone is interested
     
  12. White Devil
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    I'm looking for a set, PM sent
     
  13. sexy2baguy
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    I am looking for mercury dash trim pieces, specifically the two bezels that go around the clock and speedo. You posted on a thread you had a few sets. DO you still have any? What price if you do?
     
  14. donno
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    Merc same as Ford. Pot metal (chromed) available from Bob Drake.
     
  15. Actually, not the same. While both cars use the same basic dash stamping, the trim is markedly different. You can use the Ford trim if you drill some additional holes. There was somebody here on the HAMB a while back that was offering reproduction Mercury dash trim (in plastic like the originals), but they were big $$$... I see there are some repros available in die-cast, so all is not lost....
     
  16. 47 ford
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    great dash where did you find it

    I'm looking for one for my 47Ford
     

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