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Technical Alternative to Classic Instruments ?

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  1. Dino 64
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    76975CDA-AD77-431E-AB9A-7F118DDBC125.jpeg So I picked up this gauge cluster at Jalopyrama last October and got in touch with Classic Instruments for a quote for refurbishing. Kinda pricey, is there anyone else who does this ?
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  2. nunattax
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    nice gauges what did they come out of
     
  3. Dino 64
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    A 1933 Plymouth.
    Thanks
     
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  4. Seems like there's someone on here that does speedometers. Not sure if he does other gauges as well. Hopefully someone will remember his screen name for you. Classic Instruments is good, but yes they are a little pricey.
     
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  5. Check out redlinegaugeworks.............661-259-8891. Don't know anything about them, but it's another source to compare.:)
     
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    Thanks Don, it’s probably worth it, just have sticker shock, and that was an estimate sight unseen !
     
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    It looks like you could spend a few hours cleaning and touching that up and it would look fine.
     
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    It’s in good shape but it would be just so much better looking new
     
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    search gauge restoration on the hamb.there is tons of information there
     
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    Thanks, should have thought of that !
     
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    if the gauges were all working I like the cluster as it is
     
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  14. sevenhills1952
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    I'm with other's here who said just clean it yourself. My guess is it's worth $X.. now, whatever a restoration service charges it may even depreciate the value.
    It looks to be in great condition to be 85 years old.

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  16. Speedo and gauges,,,Best on the HAMB,,,Williamsons in Chester,Ark...
     
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  17. Dino 64
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    Maybe I should spend some time looking into testing it, you guys are right. The graphics are in great shape but the trim is kinda funky. Maybe just the speedo needs calibration.
    Thanks
     
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  18. goldmountain
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    There is an old tech week thread by mj40's on how he put later model guts in his 40 Ford instrument cluster. You could probably do the same. Look for similar gauges at the wrecking yards. I followed mj40's lead in my car and am quite pleased with the results.

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    Thanks man, I’ll check it out
     
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    Thanks, appreciate the help.
     
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  21. Dino, agree with checking out Williamson's. They used to have a '33 Dodge instrument panel that they restored on their website's Gallery page.
     
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  22. Dino 64
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    Cool ! I’ll get in touch with them, thanks
     
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    Does he have a web site ?
     
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  25. Not a problem!
     
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  26. Dino 64
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    You’re right, they have the same cluster on their site, yay !!
     
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  27. Super! Sounds like you mite be in business.:) Glad you were able to make that score at Jalopyrama, too. I gotta get out to the swap meet more often!:D
     
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  29. Amen to that, brother! For what it's worth, we're working hard on it, but it's not easy finding just the right place.
     
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