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disciplerocks 09-28-2008 10:49 PM

Cougar gauge swap
 
So today I went to the junk yard and found that the newer Cougar has similar gauges as the Focus. The back was grey and the needles were different. I liked the look of them. I got them brought them home and took it apart. The surround wont fit but the back is the same although there is a extra plug on the back from the Cougar, I guess it goes to the other lcd.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...s/DSC_3767.jpg

After taking it apart, I took the background off of the plastic and sanded the green off so that I can convert it to blue.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...s/DSC_3771.jpg

Then I put it all back together. I had to cover the hole where the other lcd was and pull out the bulb for the shift light. There also was not a hole for the trip reset so I had to cut one. Here's the finished product:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...s/DSC_3772.jpg

focusboy5 09-28-2008 10:55 PM

Nice find dude! That looks sweet!

HilloNative 09-29-2008 12:01 AM

i want to see how the needles light up... but its a great find!!

disciplerocks 09-29-2008 12:07 AM

Oops I meant Gauge Swap. I don't think I can change the title.
Thanks. I don't care for the look of reverse glow. So I thought it would be a good mod.

disciplerocks 09-29-2008 12:09 AM

I'll post a pic after I get some blue bulbs.

disciplerocks 09-29-2008 12:48 AM

Here's what it looks like now. (Of course I still need to calibrate the needles.)
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../DSC_37751.jpg

SkyPilot 09-29-2008 01:26 AM

wow man, that is AWESOME!!!!

looks great, good work [thumb]

SkyPilot 09-29-2008 01:28 AM

oh just noticed that the new spedo goes up to 150 and stock is 140... are all the numbers in the same places as stock?

disciplerocks 09-29-2008 01:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by focusman6297 (Post 2367419)
oh just noticed that the new spedo goes up to 150 and stock is 140... are all the numbers in the same places as stock?

They start in the same spot. I think they are a little closer together. Not that big a deal. It wont be that far off unless I am going over 100 and I don't think that will be happening, at least not anytime soon [driving]

disciplerocks 09-29-2008 01:24 PM

Here's the finished product installed:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../DSC_37761.jpg


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