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Re: refacing guages
#162400 Mon Aug 09 2004 02:22 PM
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'Bolter
Well I didn't get time to try out my experiment with spray paint mixing. So I will probably get some of the rustoleum just in case.

Thanks for the info!


Brian Moore
1949 3100 5 window Deluxe
"Today is better than yesterday, but not as good as tomorrow"
Re: refacing guages
#162401 Tue Aug 10 2004 03:16 AM
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This is a decal job, including a new speedo needle. Numbers on odometer wheels were changed also......................No, I did not change the mileage reading. I don't alter things like that.
Guage faces were rusty (truck had no door glass for several years) and Sun-faded. Speedo needle was warped and dragged on the glass.
Kit was cheap, obtained from The Filling Station in OR.; But I'm sure other vendors carry the same thing.

[img]http://www.directcon.net/gmc248/truck4.jpg[/img]


*** GMC ***
Re: refacing guages
#162402 Tue Aug 10 2004 03:34 AM
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Here's my Before: [img]http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/4062087...rument+panel+before.jpg?BCXxYGBBbNxP4KlV[/img]

And After: [img]http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/4062087...trument+Panel+After.jpg?BCXxYGBBydFYedi0[/img]

This was my first guage rebuild and since then, I replaced the speedometer with a NOS unit with zero miles (odometer was already broken anyhow) and replaced the glass with a new one from Jim Carter's with nice & clear lettering.


Tim Sheridan
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Re: refacing guages
#162403 Wed Aug 11 2004 05:23 AM
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'Bolter
GMC248 What year is your Truck? I ask because the color scheme on my gauges is different. Dark background with white letter/numbers.


Brian Moore
1949 3100 5 window Deluxe
"Today is better than yesterday, but not as good as tomorrow"
Re: refacing guages
#162404 Thu Aug 12 2004 05:01 AM
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Member
It was a '51 (I sold it 18 months ago).

GMC color scheme...........Chevy used the one you describe.
Some also have an "amber" or almost "orange" guage needles....................1951 was a "changeover" year............only one with turn-down door handles AND vent wing windows in the doors cool .

Yeah, I miss it....................... frown

AD/ND is a cool series. I may get another someday. If I don't get a Task Force first!!!!! :p


*** GMC ***
Re: refacing guages
#162405 Thu Aug 12 2004 05:22 AM
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'Bolter
well I got the London Gray and it is too light. Bummer! Not sure what I am going to do now. I will have to think about it.


Brian Moore
1949 3100 5 window Deluxe
"Today is better than yesterday, but not as good as tomorrow"
Re: refacing guages
#162406 Mon Aug 16 2004 02:16 PM
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'Bolter
Well after a little thought and a trip to one more store. I decided to go with the brown camo paint that I bought. The only thing I did was to mask off the center portion of the gauge cluster (gasolinge, battery, fuel and oil}. I didn't go nuts on this refacing. I left the needles with a little staining on them, some of the center areas of the spedo and gauge cluster have stains. I mean I could have but the budget just wasn't there for the now bezels and time was another issue.

I did however find a useful alternate to the original glass to bezel gasket. The original was a ruberish foam. Well since I was reassembling this Sunday night none of my normal hardware places were open. So off to Lowe's I go. No o rings big enough so I was walking thru the store and there it was. The stuff that you use to hold screens in the frames. I don't even remember what you call it. But I got 25 ft for less then $4! It is just a touch too big .190 size. But my utility knife took care of that. You can get smaller dimensions too.

All in all I am very happy with how the Gauges look. Oh the instruction say to drill out the rivets on the individual gauges(replacement screws are included) but I didn't. I just sprayed water (as recomended) on both the gauge and new sticker and then lined them up. Worked great.

I don't have any pics yet.


Brian Moore
1949 3100 5 window Deluxe
"Today is better than yesterday, but not as good as tomorrow"
Re: refacing guages
#162407 Tue Aug 17 2004 01:05 PM
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Posts: 182
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Wrench Fetcher
My painted gauges...

(London Gray)

Re: refacing guages
#162408 Sun Jan 21 2007 04:27 PM
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Shop Shark
I ordered the decals from LMC for my 1950 3100. They group the years for the guages from 1950-1953 as I have noticed a couple other venders do. The seedometer guage decal goes up to 90 but the original only went to 80. If I sent it back and reordered the 47-49 group would I get the correct decals? Anyone else come across this problem?

Re: refacing guages
#162409 Sun Jan 21 2007 05:44 PM
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