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My dash center section
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Attached is what I finally found time to finish, after I started on it two months (maybe more) ago. I'm somewhat of a cheapskate, so I added gauges and a map light to my center section, while also refurbishing it, rather than springing for a gauge center section or paying some outrageous price for a map light.

.pdf   Dash Center Stack Refurbishment.pdf (Size: 1.49 MB / Downloads: 57)



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Very impressive.

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Thank you



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#4
Very nice, and great tips for refurb!
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#5
Don, that's a very interesting idea. Center gauge sections are getting either expensive or hard to find, so your idea makes for a good alternative.
Well done.
Geoff.

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#6
Excellent! That’s some great work

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John 72 Q Code
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Thank you, all. I forgot to include information on the gauges I used. I bought them at Summit in Reno in 2001 when my wife and I lived there. The last time I had the engine running was three years ago, and they still worked then.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/atm-2391/overview/



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#8
Great idea and looks real nice Don.  Nice write up on it also.  Really like the map light.   I think I'll add to mine.  

An other product I've found and have been using to touch up small areas on the dash bezel and center section is Forever Black Bumper and Trim Kit.  Although it more of a dye it blends in well.  Just rub it on.  I use a soft cloth.  Make sure to wear gloves - will stain the hands.  Seems to hold up well if left to dry for a week before rubbing on it.  Easy to clean off the chrome areas also while still wet.  Got from amazon but I think some of the auto stores also carry it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FAYLPZK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kilgon


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Don,
Your guages and map light light tirned out great! This is a good option to consider for sure.

1973 Mustang convertible, F code w/ C4, stock survivor with refresh in progress. Blue glow w/ Blue Comfortweave interior.
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#10
Those gauges look great! I really like the chrome bezel around it.
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