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Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« on: January 23, 2018, 11:12:18 AM »
On the old site, several people had made recommendations for speedometer and gauge restoration.

I failed to write it down thinking I could always reference that information later.

Could we again get recommendations for this?

Thanks

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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 11:15:46 AM »
http://www.phidonrestorations.com/

Phil Severance does awesome work.

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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 07:12:49 PM »
  Yes he does.  He can even take a 120 MPH speedo and turn it into the 140MPH for those building a clone (like me)...another lil'Red is on the way.

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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 06:07:48 PM »
I used this place to restore my Faria console gauges with good results.

http://www.instrument-specialties.com/

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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 04:02:44 PM »
Palo Alto Speedometer

Speedometer Plus in Los Angeles, CA 310.838.7350

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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 05:52:35 PM »
+1 for Phil Severance

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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 06:48:09 PM »
Steve Duke - HIGHLY recommend him. I just picked up my finished gauge cluster and accompanying dash panels, and door inserts.  Man, I didnít know original stuff could look so good! Iíll post pics soon.

Hereís his number:  +1 (469) 235-7240‬
Nothing beats a classic!

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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 08:33:49 PM »
Steve Duke - HIGHLY recommend him. I just picked up my finished gauge cluster and accompanying dash panels, and door inserts.  Man, I didnít know original stuff could look so good! Iíll post pics soon.

Hereís his number:  +1 (469) 235-7240‬

Did he also do the mechanicals? Is it to stock or upgraded for your project?

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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 09:31:37 PM »
+2 for Phil Severance.

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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 10:26:08 PM »
Steve Duke - HIGHLY recommend him. I just picked up my finished gauge cluster and accompanying dash panels, and door inserts.  Man, I didnít know original stuff could look so good! Iíll post pics soon.

Hereís his number:  +1 (469) 235-7240‬

Did he also do the mechanicals? Is it to stock or upgraded for your project?

Yes, he did all the mechanicals, refinished the chrome via the original vacuum process, polished my lenses, replaced the blue ďbulb coversĒ, all the seals, all the aluminum inlays, ohmíd my original harness - the works. He even fixed my clock! ;)

He did it all with all with my original parts; which allowed me to drive the car with the aftermarket dash in the meantime while the originalparts were getting refinished. Words canít describe how amazing it looks. My originals lens are crystal clear.

Again, Iíll shoot some pics later.  But, know that he used all original parts (sans the aluminum inlays), and even got the door inlays from the same cut as the dash pieces, so they match 100% across the board.
Nothing beats a classic!

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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 10:36:50 PM »
One more note: if you replace the aluminum inlays, itís EXTREMELY important to get the same finish across the entire dash and door inlays. Not only can non matching stuff look bad, but it can get you points deducted during judging.

Just FYI.
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Re: Gauge/Speedometer rebuild restoration
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 12:41:33 AM »
+2 for Phil Severance.

Steve

Did mine also, great job

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