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#1480980 Fri Dec 30 2022 11:15 AM
Joined: May 2021
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Justice Offline OP
Looking for recommendations for someone or some place that can refurbish my dash gauges. Any recommendations appreciated.

Last edited by Justice; Fri Dec 30 2022 11:23 AM.
Justice #1480990 Fri Dec 30 2022 01:29 PM
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 3,146
Bob's Speedometer Speedometer and gauge restoration
10123 Bergin Rd.
Howell, MI 48843
800-592-9673 810-632-0400

Instrument Services, Inc. Instrument, clock, gauge restoration , Fuel tank sending unit rebuilding service
11765 Main Street
Roscoe, IL 61073

Last edited by Otto Skorzeny; Fri Dec 30 2022 01:32 PM.

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1956 Cadillac Sixty Special Fleetwood (The Godfather)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
Justice #1481003 Fri Dec 30 2022 03:12 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,197
I've done business with Bob's Speedometer Service before, with no complaints.

1955.2 3100 Truck

The older I get the more dangerous I am!!!!!
Justice #1481017 Fri Dec 30 2022 04:35 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,968
In case you have thoughts of doing this yourself.

I did my own on a 1950 that I later sold. It was more for cosmetic reasons but the speedometer needle had age cracked and fell off and the fuel gauge wasn't working because the truck had a rookie voltage conversion to 12 volts. I decided to buy a new reproduction fuel gauge made for 12 volts, so that I didn't have to add a dropping resistor.

I bought new reproduction:

* Speedometer needle
* Decal kit
* Fuel gauge (12V)
* 2X chrome bezels
* 2X glass faces (mine were scratched).

I already had the paint I needed. I was satisfied with the results. The hardest part for me was working underneath the dash with these old bones.

I used Tech Tips for reference:

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"Adding CFM to a truck will only help at engine speeds you don't want to use."
"I found there was nothing to gain beyond 400 CFM."
Justice #1481055 Fri Dec 30 2022 07:28 PM
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Posts: 4,597
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