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Re: who wants there gauges done?
46 HalfTon #480500 Wed Dec 10 2008 02:40 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 28
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Is this just for the 46 trucks? Or will they do other year truck gauges? I have a 37 that I would be interested in having done. John

Re: who wants there gauges done?
John54 #481310 Fri Dec 12 2008 04:46 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 87
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I do not have plans for any other gauges other then 48-53 maybe 47 if I can get my hands on one to make a template. sorry guys unless you can gather up enough people to cut the cost down to an affordable price remember the more the better. I will keep bugging my boss

Amendment (no GMC Gauge sorry guys they are a different color set which I don't have)

O.K guys this is what I got planned. as said before the oil, fuel, battery, temp gauge and speedo are going to be screened. Alvin or AChipmunk Sent me just the face to his speedometer and postage was cheap. the speedometer is fairly easy to take apart. Now for the other faces if you take and remove the rivets the face will just come off the gauge it's self. Ya'll send my all the face sets in a protected package if they are bent I will not be able to screen them! while the gauge are away this is you time to take a little white paint (model testor paint works well) and lightly paint the needles.
O.k. now for my part when I receive them I will take inventory of your faces making sure to record if you had a 30 PSI or 60 PSI oil gauge and if you had a 80MPH or 90 MPH gauge. I will rewove the rust if any and gentle sand smooth. moving on I will paint the backgound color (satin Brown color 241239)

Note: I will not be doing the speedometer center with the chrome rim.

after all faces have been painted I will screen the numbers in white (maribu 971 ink) this were I need some input I can keep the ink as is or I can put a flattening agent in it what is you guys opinion? majority rules.

after ink has cured all parts will be shipped back to you postage paid and protected. any more questions just ask

that is the plan. I will let you know when I will get things going it may take a little bit of time and this I apologize #1 I will not start the project until I have everybody's gauge faces i can't do multiple runs #2 It is not my company and I have to work them in when we are not busy or on my own time.

I hope this doesn't turn to many of you guys off Please comment on anything I just want to help out and I am doing this for myself anyway so i thought i would help you guys out also.

Re: who wants there gauges done?
rusty52stovey #481840 Sat Dec 13 2008 09:32 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 144
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I'm definitely in! 1951, 80 mph, 30# oil gauge. Thank you for doing this. It's also very cool of your boss to let it happen.

When will you let us know the final cost so we can send checks (will you take a check or do you want PayPal)?

Also, if you haven't already, could you publish your mailing address? I'll try to mail my gauges next week.

Regarding the whitening with or w/o the flattener, I don't have a preference and will defer to the majority.

Thanks again! Let us know if anything changes.

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Re: who wants there gauges done?
Ol' Red #481858 Sat Dec 13 2008 10:33 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 87
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Checks or money order I can maybe also talk to my boss and see if a debit card or credit card could be used. I don't really like pay pal just a personal opinion.

Re: who wants there gauges done?
rusty52stovey #482326 Mon Dec 15 2008 02:51 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
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rusty52: I've been doing some thinking on the white color. Its my opinion to not "flatten" the white color. For me I'm getting OLD and cannot see as well as I use to...
And the white will yellow up or tone down some as it ages a little in the heat and cold.
Just my opinion but then I am not looking at how "brigt" it is without the flattening agent. I guess we'll take your decision on this one!!

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Re: who wants there gauges done?
46 HalfTon #482365 Mon Dec 15 2008 03:58 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,855
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Hey Rusty, I am interested as well. Mine is 0-90 mph with 0-30 oil pressure.

Re: who wants there gauges done?
1953 panel #482377 Mon Dec 15 2008 04:21 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 87
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Alvin I agree with you the problem is I am not old enough to of had a truck back in the day when they were new I don't know if the gauges were glossy or flat. did any stovebolters have a truck when it was still considered new? were the gauges flat or gloss?

Re: who wants there gauges done?
glasman #487516 Mon Dec 29 2008 06:45 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 228
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I would to be interested. Mine are GMC Guages. but, I would need to contact you somehow so, I can find out what it would cost. I know shipping would be under 20.00 for overnight. as they are only the thin metal plates. iT MAY ONLY cost 6.00 to ship.

I could find more to do. please let me know...

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Re: who wants there gauges done?
PoetsSeatAuto #490889 Wed Jan 07 2009 09:15 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 31
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i am interested in having my gauges refaced. i am also in the Minneapolis area. When would you need to have the gauges forwarded to you? I have not removed them from my sub yet but will be soon.


Re: who wants there gauges done?
51sub #495213 Mon Jan 19 2009 09:55 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 87
Wrench Fetcher
Sorry no one has heard from me in awhile. I think many of you know why. My boss gave me a paid break from work for this month to deal with the death of my son. He also lost a child himself and knew how hard it is. The gauges are in the plans still there is just a delay. I hope this doesn't inconvenience to many of you

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