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Kjell 03-01-2004 12:23 PM

starting resoration 73 GTV gauge cluster
 
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My 73' GTV is in great shape, however the gauges are a little "murky" and the
back of the housing is distorted (too
much heat?). The dash is perfect so
I decided to try to find a nice gauge
housing to swap. Found a straight
cluster and started to restore the
plastic lenses. Here's a before shot

Kjell 03-01-2004 12:25 PM

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the lenses had some scratches, so I used
some Novus plastic polish and they cleaned up nicely

Kjell 03-01-2004 12:26 PM

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Here's the plastic polish, works great on
any plastic!

Kjell 03-01-2004 12:27 PM

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Next step restore housing.....

Sniady 03-01-2004 07:15 PM

Kjell just does everything the right way. Look's good, as everything else you do.

alvin moreno 03-01-2004 07:34 PM

Kjell, nice job. I plan on doing the same with mine. Were would I find the plastic polish.

Alvin.

Kjell 03-02-2004 08:13 AM

Hi Alvin, don't recall source but a search
on e-bay will get you lots of options.......


Kjell

Kjell 03-24-2004 08:28 AM

finished
 
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OK ,finally got around to finishing. Here's a before pic of the cluster.

Kjell 03-24-2004 08:30 AM

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here's the finished product, much clearer. Now I should be able to see them at
night.

GTV4EVR 03-24-2004 08:38 AM

How is the plastic in front of the speedo and tach attached? The PO seems to have glued it in and the glue has discoloured. I'm assuming I need to use brute force to remove it, but I figured I would check first.

Kjell 03-24-2004 08:45 AM

Hi Ken, they where originally attached by plastic pins, the ends of which were
melted to hold them in place. I ground off the ends with a dremel tool then
glued them when I put it back together. These gauges sure are some real cheap
sh*t, aren't they? Really out of character with the rest of the car.........

GTV4EVR 03-24-2004 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kjell
Hi Ken, they where originally attached by plastic pins, the ends of which were
melted to hold them in place. I ground off the ends with a dremel tool then
glued them when I put it back together. These gauges sure are some real cheap
sh*t, aren't they? Really out of character with the rest of the car.........

Thanks Kjell!


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