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Unread 01-11-2011, 11:25 PM   #76
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If someone didnt already answer, the reproduction sticker place is http://www.bearcreeksurvey.com/NOSRepro.htm
If anbody needs it. Very nice dash rebuild.

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Unread 01-15-2011, 06:47 AM   #77
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We finshed our Dash today here are some Pics.



Here we integrate two Switches in the Ash-Tray one is for Daylighters and the other for change between Europeen Light system and Stock US-System. In Europe is not allowed to combine Brake Light and Flashers.



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Unread 01-15-2011, 06:57 AM   #78
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We finshed our Dash today here are some Pics.
Is that an original clock or aftermarket? The reason I ask is that I am currently working on my OEM clock to replace the sun faded ABS clear plastic face and was wondering if you had to do the same or found some polish to clear it up.

Your dash came out great and the hidden switches are a nice touch.
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Unread 01-15-2011, 07:03 AM   #79
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Wow..... Just wanted to say that both of those dashboards look freaking awesome

I think I just decided (thanks to this thread) to stick with a stock looking dash and too get my gauges working properly and get them cleaned up and looking nice.

Do you have any threads or posts on how to take apart the gauges and how to restore them?
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Unread 01-15-2011, 07:04 AM   #80
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Is that an original clock or aftermarket? The reason I ask is that I am currently working on my OEM clock to replace the sun faded ABS clear plastic face and was wondering if you had to do the same or found some polish to clear it up.

Your dash came out great and the hidden switches are a nice touch.
The Clock is original and works!!!!!!


The Car is in very good condition only one Rusthole in Body all Wires Ok Gauges like New!! We change Color from green to white.

Here you can see more Photos from Drivetrain and Frame:

http://www.wuala.com/katertier/Fotos/Jeep%20Heinz
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Unread 01-15-2011, 07:16 AM   #81
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Had a little trouble getting these old rubber bumpers back in their holes as they seem to have dried out some after 25+ years. I soaked them in motor oil overnight and that made them more pliable and was able to push them back in. Normally you just need to pull on the extended rubber tails on the back of them and pull them through but they broke off on the first try.


Are the rubber bumpers available anywhere? Mine were painted with the dash and I won't be surprised if they crumble on attempted removal/cleaning.

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Unread 01-15-2011, 09:05 AM   #82
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...I am currently working on my OEM clock...
Keith,

Can you share some pics of the OEM clock resto, and any helpful tips you may have?

Thanks



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Unread 01-15-2011, 04:14 PM   #83
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Are the rubber bumpers available anywhere? Mine were painted with the dash and I won't be surprised if they crumble on attempted removal/cleaning.

tia.
Yes, and their cheap too. Just get ones for 60's and 70's Chevy.

Googled: http://www.thefind.com/cars/info-glo...-bumper#page=2
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$8.95 to ship 2 $0.99 parts? ouch..
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I like this thread. Hey phil!
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Yes, and their cheap too. Just get ones for 60's and 70's Chevy.

Googled: http://www.thefind.com/cars/info-glo...-bumper#page=2
Great stuff and thanks for the info.
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OEM Clock Repair

Been working on the clock to replace the faded clear plastic cover that won't come clean no matter what polishing compound I use. Read on the internet that some plastics, like ABS, will not come back clear due to a chemical reaction from harmful UV rays from the sun. Apparently this is the type of plastic the OEM clock face cover is made of so I must replace it.

The hardest part in repairing the clock and other OEM gauges is getting the cover separated from the gauge body. A flat screwdriver and patience while prying up the folded lips edge is all that is needed. Time consuming but gets the job done.



You can see the difference between the original plastic cover on the right and the new, water jet cut, polycarbonate or Lexan cover on the left.

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So, ok, where did the new cover come from?
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