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SW Gauges w/ Bezel

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tommy R, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Tommy R
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 717

    Tommy R

    Hey y'all,

    A friend of mine had this and offered it to me. The sale price is still TBD since neither of us know the value. It appears to be a Chevy(?) dash piece, but someone added a piece of aluminum behind it to mount the Stewart Warner gauges. Amp meter, oil pressure, water temp, fuel level, and speedo. No clue if any of them work, nor do I know what's involved in getting them rebuilt. I'm primarily only interested in the gauges since that's what I want in my A V8 project.



    So anyone have any input on these? Are they worth buying/restoring or are they too far gone? Did I stumble onto a gold mine? ;) Any information would be appreciated!

  2. Tommy R
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 717

    Tommy R

    Anybody got a clue if these are worth saving?
  3. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,239

    from nor cal

    The sending units been cut on the temp gauge, so it's pretty much not worth anything. The others you can pick up at swap meets for $5-$10 apiece. The speedometer maybe $50 tops, and that's if it works.
  4. That 160 mph speedo is pretty cool. I agree with BB on the prices.

  5. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    The fuel gauge, the hour meter and the speedometer are S-W. The other two are not. The Chevy dash piece looks to be a 55/56/57 Chevy pickup part.

    The Speedometer is 25 to 40 dollars ( on a good day ) at the swap meet. The pressure meter ... is most likely non functional but if it works 15/20 dollars tops. The fuel gauge is a 15 dollar piece MAX ... IMHO.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  6. Tommy R
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 717

    Tommy R

    Thanks a lot for the input! I hadn't gotten to the point in my project where I needed to consider gauges so I had no idea how much S-W stuff was going for, in working order or not. Looks like this may not be worth making an offer, though the 160 speedo would be kinda neat.

    I assume the Chevy dash bit isn't be worth much, if anything?
  7. modernbeat
    Joined: Jul 2, 2001
    Posts: 1,243

    from Dallas, TX

    Some of those look industrial, not worth messing with. The others are common, cheap, and easy to find in better condition. Looks like a wall hanger to me.
  8. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,072


    Hour Meter?
  9. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,078


    Its hard to tell from the pic but if the speedo is like the one pictured with the stewart warner lettering on the bottom its worth more than $40.

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  10. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,163


    I agree. Price would depend on functionality & appearance. If the speedometer cleans up real nice, and works correctly, it'd be up in the $100 range.

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