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post #1 of 9 Old 12-13-2019, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Original Volts gauge question

So this is a picture of my original volts gauge. The area outside of "normal" is yellowish. I've seen some pictures where that area is red.

My question is, when these gauges were brand new, what color is the outside of "normal"? Was it red, and mine is faded?

A pic of an NOS gauge would be great!

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It looks like the 1976 to 1986 gauge. They were yellow outside of normal, presumably because it was not dangerous. I am suspicious if original or not as it is in great condition.

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It looks like the 1976 to 1986 gauge. They were yellow outside of normal, presumably because it was not dangerous. I am suspicious if original or not as it is in great condition.
Yes, this is an original 76-86 gauge. I have several in very good condition, this one being the best.
But, I found the below pic on the web. I don't know anything about it, other than it claims to be NOS. So were they originally red, or yellow? I do know that red is very prone to fading, where it's car paint, or whatever.
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Here is another one, claims to be from an 86 with 77k miles.
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Here's a picture of one right out of the box. I bought it in 1988 from the Jeep Dealer as a spare and has been in storage out of any light source so it is not faded.
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Here's a picture of one right out of the box. I bought it in 1988 from the Jeep Dealer as a spare and has been in storage out of any light source so it is not faded.
Great, thanks for posting. Looks red to me. Both the red and green look a little lighter than some of these other pics. I wonder if that is due to lighting, or perhaps just normal variation in how Jeep made them?

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Nah, more like orange, then green and then orange again. I just looked at it again in better lighting.

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Colors could vary from vendor to vendor who supplied the gauges to AMC.

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Colors could vary from vendor to vendor who supplied the gauges to AMC.

Not these. They were all made by the Thomas G. Faria Corporation out of Uncasville, CT. Faria made the oil, volt and tachometer gauges for the 76-86 CJ's back in the day. I use to have a brochure from them that they mailed me of their product line way back in the early 80's but have since misplaced it.

Other gauges were made by Stewart-Warner and Borg-Warner.
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