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406  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 05, 2014, 12:58:19 PM
Darrell,

1) I didn't see any stamped dates/codes on my gauges...
2) My car (which the gauges came from) is a Sept '69 (09C) production date (late, which might explain the 'smoooth' finish, vs the 'brushed' finish question you asked?)
3) The difference between production parts and service parts (re the 'crinkley corner bends') could be a change in Al alloy, in addition to a change in supplier?
4) I'm confident you noted the similarity between the bright orange fluorescent and 'hugger' orange?  Smiley   The names may change, but it's still 'hugger' ..  just with a fluorescent glow.. Smiley


Changing of material is probably true.  


As for the color...  Whatever helps you sleep at night.. Roll Eyes  I think Im gonna substitute Hugger Orange with Carousel Red when Im talking to you from now on out.


 Grin
407  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 05, 2014, 11:38:09 AM
Also notice in the corners were the bends are on the two gauges I show originally and in Gary's pics.  Originals seem to have a crinkle finish in the curvature were as the service replacements are smooth.







408  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 05, 2014, 11:36:08 AM
I see the lens scratches and that not what I am referring to; your temp gauge face is just like the fuel gauge pic I posted.  Im beginning to think there may have been a change to the face during production..?..
409  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 05, 2014, 11:07:36 AM
Ed you can see that your temp gauge looks brushed on the face but the rest look silver.  Kinda hard to tell.  Can you look when you have time and see if all are brushed?
410  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And I Thought The Snow Was Bad...Now Ice on: February 05, 2014, 09:38:25 AM
Just enjoy the view, and try to survive the temps, and hopefully any damage isn't permanent...  Smiley 

X2
411  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 05, 2014, 09:32:58 AM
OMG...   Roll Eyes

lol
412  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 05, 2014, 08:39:32 AM
Anther question I have is does anyone know the correct color of the gauge needles?  I would like to redo these I have because they both work and would look better refinished.
413  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 05, 2014, 08:28:50 AM
Also look at the needles of the service parts but they look to be silver as well.  Interesting..  


Gary (69Z28-RS) is there any ink stampings on either your original gauges or the ones you bought at the swap meet?

As for cleaning I would use q-tips and alcohol.  But not on the printed surfaces.  Just soapy water & q's for that. Just make sure to get all the water out or it can cause damage to the windings on the gauges long term.


Anyone else out there that has ORIGINAL gauges take a pic of the faces?  Doesnt matter at this point if they are still in the car or not.  I want to know if the brushed look or painted/coated look was interchanging..  Meaning more than one supplier.

Ill have to look in the X33 & L78 cars to see how their faces are now..   Hmmmmm
414  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 04, 2014, 10:52:12 PM
Nova's as were black face.
415  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 04, 2014, 10:01:03 PM
Hey Darrell, the top two look like my gauges. The faces look like brushed stainless. The amp gauge COULD be a service replacement, maybe??? I don't  think they are reproductions in any case. Those wouldn't have Made in USA on them. I'm sure there will be others posting to confirm. I often wondered if there was more then one supplier myself.

Good point.  Another thing to note is that the color of the needles are different.  Fuel gauge needle was painted before being peened were as the amp need was painted after.
416  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 04, 2014, 09:44:31 PM
Ive got a couple gauges and I want to know for certain that they are original and not repops.  Is there anything that stands out?  Only thing I see is that these have Made in the USA where I see repops that do not say that.  Also the style of rivet looks different.  Also there is a difference between the gauge faces; fuel is bare and the amp looks to be painted or coated silver..??..   Thoughts?

















417  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Where to find a black oil fill tube on: February 04, 2014, 02:04:55 PM
Mid 60's fullsize..??..

418  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z on ebay - twin on: February 04, 2014, 12:37:51 PM


Actually, 1969 Camaros with a 3-speed manual without a console did have a reinforcement ring.   Smiley

Paul

Wonder why.  Its not like the console gave the floor any support.   Huh

Nevermind.  After rereading your post you say without console.  I need my eyes checked.. Cry
419  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What we did during the Deep Freeze and Great Southern Blizzard of 2014 on: February 04, 2014, 09:47:18 AM
Ill make you a deal.  Ill come down to "Alabamy" and help you get yours going for trade for that 55 Nomad.. Shocked   Grin


Edit:

You know you have the same offer as Steve or anyone for that matter in this region.  Just might be a little harder for me due to the distance.   Grin
420  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What we did during the Deep Freeze and Great Southern Blizzard of 2014 on: February 04, 2014, 09:34:23 AM

The Z will get assembled one day - hopefully by me. Too long a stretch like it is.

Regards



Ill put it together for you and might even let you drive it every once and a while.   Grin  Seriously though, you know you can ask me anytime if you need any help.  I want to see if cruising again too.!!.
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