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post #16 of 51 Old 11-06-2013, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1976-1979-Jeep-CJ5-CJ7-85-Mph-Dash-Cluster-White-Face-Gauges-76-79-/00/s/MzA1WDM5OA==/$(KGrHqN,!lMF!i,Iee7RBQW8OQ4mtQ~~60_12.JPG Saw this on ebay

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Looks like you can get these in different colors. Has anyone done this? Kit is 20 dollars.
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John I really like the top picture. How was that done?
http://www.earlycj5.net/forums/showt...meter%20lights


I wonder if you can get those sheets and run them through a laser printer to make your own


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I would run a Dedicated ground to one of the nuts that hold the speedometer in the dash. This would run from battery Negative , or a central grounding point that is direct to the battery negative.

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post #21 of 51 Old 11-06-2013, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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John I thought those were seperate pics. Why is the one pic dimmer than the other ones? I guess its just the angle the pic was taken huh?
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I wonder if you can get those sheets and run them through a laser printer to make your own
I dont know but for 20 dollars for all the gauges is pretty good. I'm not that cheap.
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post #23 of 51 Old 11-06-2013, 01:46 PM
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I have wondered if a black light setup is possible so that just the numbers and needles glow. Black lights put out a little bit of purple visible light which wouldn't look bad to me. I should hunt around to see what's available.
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I did the white face on mine and I really like it. I used the green leds. It shows up really good at night. I don't have a pic with them lite up but here is how they look.
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The white facing for the gauges look cool and would stand out much better than the OEM black facing. But, ripping apart tachometer, clock, oil pressure and voltage gauge... forget that! I had a hell of a time just trying to get the chrome ring off the clock so I could replace the yellowed over ABS cover so I could replace it.

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Something that no one has mentioned (unless I missed it which is entirely possible) is to open up the speedo housing and clean the dust off of the plastic lamp diffusers. I don't think it'll make a night and day difference, but it can't hurt. Mine was a bit brighter after doing that.

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Something that no one has mentioned (unless I missed it which is entirely possible) is to open up the speedo housing and clean the dust off of the plastic lamp diffusers. I don't think it'll make a night and day difference, but it can't hurt. Mine was a bit brighter after doing that.
I just did that to mine but no difference. I think I'm gonna have the back inside casing powder coated white. My gas tanks skid plate is getting powder coated anyway.
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I had painted the front blinker housings with silver metallic paint. They are so bright with the factory bulbs they look like LED.

Does the LED strip light it up so bright that it looks like the high beams are on?

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I did the white face on mine and I really like it. I used the green leds. It shows up really good at night. I don't have a pic with them lite up but here is how they look.
Is it really visible at night? Looks great. I'm thinking of doing the orange overlay(being a tennessee fan).LOL A night pic would be cool. Also did you get the 4 point ba9 bulbs from them?
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I had painted the front blinker housings with silver metallic paint. They are so bright with the factory bulbs they look like LED.

Does the LED strip light it up so bright that it looks like the high beams are on?
Good point, That looks like a light leak because there is a tube over it so it shouldn't get illuminated.
High beams are usually blue but IF you put in a different color, that might help.


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