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Ed Bertrand
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2014, 11:22:38 AM »

Those are actually very minute scratches on the plastic lens. The faces themselves are smooth.

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« Reply #16 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..?..
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« Reply #17 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.







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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2014, 12:11:55 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
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« Reply #19 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.


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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2014, 02:05:49 PM »

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


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.

Out here in California, "Hugger Orange" is referred to as "Caltrans Orange"...



It's everywhere!



Also, the prison inmates out here wear "Hugger Orange"...



LOL!   Cheesy

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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2014, 02:16:03 PM »

lol

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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2014, 04:41:10 PM »

Originals are brushed, IIRC.
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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2014, 05:08:52 PM »

Kurt's right. I just went out and checked and mine are brushed. Here's the oil pressure gauge.

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« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2014, 05:14:26 PM »

Here are a few pics of mine if they help:





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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2014, 05:15:19 PM »

Good deal.  It is great to have everyone willing to help others out with figuring these cars out.  Thank you again EVERYONE!!


Even Gary.   Tongue
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2014, 05:50:03 PM »

I just now found this on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/68-69-Camaro-GM-Factory-OEM-Center-console-with-gauges-SS-RS-/181316779582?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2a37527e3e&vxp=mtr

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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2014, 06:00:30 PM »

Those are nova gauges.
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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2014, 06:32:05 PM »

Speaking of eBay, here's a gauge cluster (lots of photos) that sold last week...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-1969-Camaro-OEM-Original-Console-4-Gauge-Cluster-Complete-Assembly-not-NOS-/231144235895?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item35d1452377&nma=true&si=pXpZ6Z1eXzN6btdy8sTYZIypEm0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2014, 07:03:57 PM »

The 68's dated Dec67 and they were cherry! Smiley

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