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redsleeper 09-14-2009 02:12 PM

Pics: My version of Speedometer Bezel (Dual gauge)!!!
 
First you need to clear 3 screws to unbolt the Speedometer Bezel

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/up150db/Bezel.jpg

Then you need a Dremel or something like this and cut backwards of the Speedometer Bezel

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...0db/Bezel5.jpg

Now...you need to use your ability to mold a grill...

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...0db/Bezel4.jpg

And do this, cutting 2 circles in the grill and in the upper back side of the Bezel

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...0db/Bezel6.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...0db/Bezel7.jpg

Next, use Super Glue to support the grille using Bicarbonate to do the chemical, this stuff in some points of the Bezel...dont forget to sand all around

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...0db/Bezel3.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...0db/Bezel2.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel10.jpg

Is needed to cut both pipes in the front to the end to do a 2 1/16", previously you do 2 holes in the grill then you put your 2 pipes placing 1 gauge to do a exact diameter..

Do the same thing to place in correct angle and position to the piping, helping you with Super Glue and Bicarbonate

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel13.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel14.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel15.jpg

Now you need a Spot Putty to fill all the Speedo

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...0db/Bezel1.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...b/Bezel161.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel19.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel18.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel20.jpg

Its time to sand all the Spot Putty, do that until you have an uniform piece..

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel17.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel21.jpg

Priming the Bezel and the result:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel23.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...db/Bezel22.jpg

Updates soon as possible...

norcalfocus01 09-14-2009 02:22 PM

Looks good, you went about it a little differant than I plan to. But still it came out nice.

Screamin SVT 09-14-2009 02:23 PM

WOW. That's a neat looking idea. I look forward to the results. [thumb]

volcomstone1966 09-14-2009 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by norcalfocus01 (Post 2926092)
looks good, you went about it a little differant than i plan to. But still it came out nice.

x2

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redsleeper 09-14-2009 03:15 PM

[thankyou] it would be painted in black to look original

BrightonBrad 09-14-2009 04:22 PM

looks pretty good so far. cant wait to see finished result

bassmasta682 09-14-2009 04:30 PM

who nice job! i am now thinking of doing the same.

Dan-O 09-17-2009 07:21 PM

Looking good.
Watch that spot putty. Most of it is lacquer based and will shrink.
(even though it says shrink resistant)

SVTflyer03 09-17-2009 08:22 PM

Thats great man!! I plan on doing this when I have some free time! and when I need new gauges.

j-zetec_pr 09-17-2009 11:15 PM

that's really cool. can't wait to see the final product


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