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Old 12-21-2018, 07:09 PM
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Here's mine, I also retained the original miles on the odometer. Still waiting for answer in post #39 about A/C control indicators.
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---------And the gecko?
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Originally Posted by 426 Hemi View Post
---------And the gecko?
My son when he was young about 20 years ago had placed the gecko on the tachometer of my truck for fun. Ever since then it has always lived on the dash of one of my cars.

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Very Cool!!
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Originally Posted by CorvetteMikeB View Post
Do you need a special tool to replace the steering wheel? I noticed you have a picture with the horn button on and off.
I didn't do any of the work myself but I dont think anything special was required. The C3 steering wheel just bolted right up. The different pics are just different stages of the build. The pic w/ the horn button off was taken during an earlier stage of the build. The picture w/ it on was the finished product.
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Originally Posted by jet-tech View Post
I hate to highjack this thread, I would like to find out where you got the plastic A/C control **** indicators and are they backlit. nice touch


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Sorry, just seeing this post. They are not plastic, they are polished stainless steel and the graphics were laser etched. I found a vendor at the Bloomington Gold show that made artwork out of metal. I bought a replacement indicator to them and had them replicate the same exact size. I told them what I was looking for on the graphics so they sent me samples of each to choose from before going with what you see in the pics. They are not back lit. I thought about having them laser all the way through and putting in some light behind but the costs to finish all the little details were killing me! The ***** themselves are stock '66. I liked them way better than anything else on the aftermarket and they look great w/ those indicators!

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Old 12-26-2018, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by chgc267 View Post
Sorry, just seeing this post. They are not plastic, they are polished stainless steel and the graphics were laser etched. I found a vendor at the Bloomington Gold show that made artwork out of metal. I bought a replacement indicator to them and had them replicate the same exact size. I told them what I was looking for on the graphics so they sent me samples of each to choose from before going with what you see in the pics. They are not back lit. I thought about having them laser all the way through and putting in some light behind but the costs to finish all the little details were killing me! The **** themselves are stock '66. I liked them way better than anything else on the aftermarket and they look great w/ those indicators!
Thanks for responding, Those look much better than the stock ones the don't mach the function of the **** with VA a system. Can you please IM with contact info?
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Thanks for responding, Those look much better than the stock ones the don't mach the function of the **** with VA a system. Can you please IM with contact info?
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Originally Posted by buns View Post
Night Shot. Stock bulbs.


I know this is an older post, but I really would like to know.
BUNS, how did you get ALL the gauges to light up so perfectly with stock bulbs.
Did you add more instrument light bulbs behind the cluster?

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63 Electronic stepper motor speedometer,
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This is not a stock gauge cluster. I removed the original and stored it away with the steering wheel and column, and seats. I fabricated an instrument panel out of 1/4" aluminum with the same basic layout as the original.



I got gauges designed to my specs from Speedhut. The speedo is GPS and has indicators for turn signals and bright headlights built in. I went with a voltmeter in place of the BATT gauge. I went with colors that would be easy for my old eyes to see both day and night. I covered the aluminum with vinyl to resemble the original finish. And I replaced the original switches with toggle type switches. The place for the old cigarette lighter gave me room for the headlight motor switch on the dash. ..... I just remembered - each of the gauges can be programmed to give a warning light whenever you like (e.g, both high and low oil pressure). It's no longer up to the driver to remember to read the gauges frequently.



He is the finished project in place with the C4 seats and smaller steering wheel.


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When I built my tube-frame Grand Sport replica in 1995, I also made an aluminum plate to carry the (AutoMeter) instruments and the notification lights and switches to over-ride and manually control the electric fan when needed.
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[QUOTE=Mike67nv;1597769171]Corvette Specialties of MD West did my tach and speedo internals. I did all the cosmetics - paint, new lenses, filters, etc.

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when they restored your speedometer gauge.....did they replace the speedo gears with metal or plastic gears?
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[QUOTE=slalomfiend;1597765663]Roger Scott/Corvette Inst Service did mine as well as the glove box door. Stock with changes to the oil pressure and tach to match my LT1. Great work!
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When he restored your speedometer gauge.....did Roger Scott replace the speedo gears with metal or plastic gears?
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when they restored your speedometer gauge.....did they replace the speedo gears with metal or plastic gears?
Brian did my speedo back in 2012. I thought he put steel gears in but it's been seven years, so I had to pull up my receipt. Yes, it says he replaced both the 2nd and 3rd worm gears with "steel" gears. He put a lot of extra work into restoring my Speed Warning Speedo - about $300 in parts for that alone. I was very happy with the result and everything still works like a charm seven years later. He wasn't cheap, but I guess you get what you pay for.
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The original ‘64 cluster will go in my ‘64 convertible once it is refurbished.
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A rare one-year-only 63 cluster with a big chunk busted out of it that I brought back from the dead:
Younger viewers should leave the room...












Finished product - once the DS fresh air vent cable bracket is installed - the repair is undetectable..



A well-known forum member bought the cluster for his 63 project...and the fix has been in place for several years now...

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Old 04-15-2019, 08:52 AM
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Nicely done, Frankie! I don’t like throwing anything away, particularly if it is rare.
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