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Joe Bento #20081

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Dash, Gauges, radio, etc. - Who to use?
« on: February 06, 2007, 04:04:07 PM »
Howdy!

So the body shop is removing the dashboard this week from my 1940 series 72.

As long as it is out I should have the gauges cleaned and checked, clock redone, radio restored, and the old di-noc dash needs to be refinished.  Oh, and I have a fuel sending unit that needs restoration also.

I spoke with Bob at www.American-classic.com and what I like about this outfit is that they do it all.  I send them the dash all together, they send it back fully assembled.  

My questions:

1) Does anyone have any experience with American-Classic?
2) Who else might you reccomend for the various jobs here?

Thanks!

Joe

David King 22014

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Re: Dash, Gauges, radio, etc. - Who to use?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 05:32:03 PM »
Hi Joe
Here are some sites Ive bookmarked:

http://www.bobsspeedometer.com/bobs/    

I had them convert my GTO clock to quartz and it is perfect.

http://clocksandgauges.com/index.html  

No experience with these folks.

http://www.vintageautoradio.com/index.php

No experience with these folks.
Good luck
David

Barry M. Wheeler #2189

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Re: Dash, Gauges, radio, etc. - Who to use?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007, 06:06:31 PM »
Joe, It will be impossible to fit the dash back in carefully with everything hooked up. It will be heavy, and hard to handle. I have instructions on how to remove 1941 dashes, and it should work for the 1940. If you are going to grain the dash, Joe Goss of Lafayette, IN. (765) 742-8547 did a fantastic job on my 1941. About $700, with you being fully satisfied. Hope this is of interest.

Joe Bento #20081

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Re: Dash, Gauges, radio, etc. - Who to use?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007, 11:04:13 PM »
Thanks Barry!

I already looked him up, based on a previous post you sent me, but directory assistance gave me a bad number.  I will certainly try this one out.

And BTW, by hooked up, I meant gauges installed on the dash, but not wired up, and I was not counting the radio. :)

Thanks!

Joe

Paul Anisman

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Re: Dash, Gauges, radio, etc. - Who to use?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007, 12:12:37 PM »
Joe - Re your fuel tank sending unit restoration...get in touch with John Wolf, in Willoughby OH - 888-309-0453. <antiqueinstrument.com>. They have a flat rate for any sending unit, regardless of what it needs, and they do fine work. Last one I had done was $95 (incl. S/H) a few years ago. Dont know what it is now.
(Oops - meant for this reply to go with this thread, but inadvertently put new title on it, sending it to top of list. Heres a redo of same post.)
--Paul

Joe Bento #20081

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Dash, Gauges, radio, etc.- Anyone else?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2007, 12:26:33 PM »
Any oher suggestions on who to use?

How much should I budget for the Speedometer, odo., fuel, battery, etc, gauges (cant remember what is on the 40 cad. dash).

DJW #13918

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Re: Dash, Gauges, radio, etc.- Anyone else?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007, 12:29:38 PM »
No help on the guage rebuilding in your area nor do I recall the exact differences between the 40 72 and the 41 75. However, I did not have any difficulty reinstalling the dash on my 41 7533 with all the lights, trim and the guages installed and wired. (less the radio and heater control) I did have the help of a fellow club member but doing it this way saved a lot of time and kept me from standing on my head to do the wiring. Its a lot like everything else... get some help and take your time.

 

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