Gauge disassembly

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Re: Gauge disassembly

Post by San Jose Steve » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:09 am

Anyone know of a source for new replacement bezels? Not the "chrome" ones but rather the original style. Thanks, -Steve
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Re: Gauge disassembly

Post by bartigue » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:28 pm

The gauges undergoing final cleaning. The trim rings from AR are beautiful, stainless steel. They won't corrode like the old chrome-over-steel ones. I had to trim the gauge barrel and the metal interior trim ring.

Differences between these and later gauges:

Simple lettering (no km/h gauge, no 55 circle, etc)
All metal gauge body and interior glare ring
No angle to the gauge
103mm OD vs. 101mm for the later gauges
Rubber gasket inside the trim ring, even on the small gauges
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Re: Gauge disassembly

Post by jfarr » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:59 pm

Brad, you do excellent work. Please send me your address so I can ship you mine.
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Re: Gauge disassembly

Post by bartigue » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:26 pm

No problem, I charge a lot and don't disclose until the end. Cool?
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Re: Gauge disassembly

Post by San Jose Steve » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:41 am

Dang.....those look good. Are they fit over the original rings or do they replace the original rings entirely? I've seen some stainless steel medical device parts that were anodized to a color. I bet these SS trim rings also could be colored black or "plum" the same way. -Steve
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Re: Gauge disassembly

Post by bartigue » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:33 pm

These are replacements. The entire unit needed to be cleaned up, which necessitates the removal of the original ring. As these early ones are all metal the interior ring was slightly rusted and sun faded.
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