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« on: June 05, 2009, 10:34:38 PM »

Can't find restoration piece for these lenses in my cluster.  Anybody else had this issue before?   Any great ideas to correct?

Any help would me great.

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 09:56:56 AM »

Well, I know the low fuel film is not repro'd.  I have a 68 with one and have seen them on e-bay before, very expensive.  I am looking at selling my console, tach and fuel lens at some time in the future, but not yet.  As far as the high beam, I think it's just a plain red film isn't it?  You could just cut out a piece of red film to fit for that.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 09:51:34 AM »

That's what I figured.  Thank you.

Mike
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 03:56:30 PM »

 You wouldn't possibly have a picture of the low fuel lens would you?
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Well, I know the low fuel film is not repro'd.  I have a 68 with one and have seen them on e-bay before, very expensive.  I am looking at selling my console, tach and fuel lens at some time in the future, but not yet.  As far as the high beam, I think it's just a plain red film isn't it?  You could just cut out a piece of red film to fit for that.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 04:07:45 PM »

I'll get one next time I work on he car and send it or post it.

Mike
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 04:18:09 PM »

P/N 6457873 used in 67 and 68.

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 06:50:38 PM »

Where can I get ED?
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 07:09:36 PM »

Also ED I'm thinking for the highbean light also in the middle of the cluster.  I don't have the bulb mount so I am fabricating one of those.  However I still need the blue lens.

Ideas?   Have a pic of the bulb mount that I can replicate?

Thanks for all your help!!!!

Mike
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 07:43:53 PM »

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Where can I get ED?

No where that I know of. I don't think it's being reproduced as of yet. You would have to get a used speedometer on ebay that was paired with the gauges.

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Also ED I'm thinking for the highbean light also in the middle of the cluster.

I think you're in the same boat here. Used or just make one yourself.

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009, 09:01:35 PM »


ED.
How close to scale is the picture?
Thanks for the picture, great shot!
Bob
P/N 6457873 used in 67 and 68.

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P/N 6457873 used in 67 and 68.

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2009, 09:10:11 PM »

Bob -

This one is available if you can modify it to work...

http://store.heartbeatcity.net/store/product/20788/Dash-cluster-warning-light%2C-LH/

Paul
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2009, 09:11:19 PM »

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How close to scale is the picture?

I think it's a little big, but it's hard to tell. If it IS big, it's not by much!

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2009, 09:27:26 PM »

Bob -

I did a quick search on Ebay and found this used '67 cluster...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1967-Camaro-Instrument-Cluster_W0QQitemZ250436718938QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item3a4f31115a&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1205%7C240%3A1318

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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2009, 11:35:17 PM »

Yes....but I wont be able to find the low fuel label unless they have a Tach..  The fuel gauge side wouldn't have this, only a Tach side. 

Thanks for the lead though...

Mike
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2009, 07:06:46 AM »

Guys,
What I did was to use the "oil/brake" lense. I removed the "oil" lettering with Goof Off or something of that nature. Then I went to the hobby shop and bought some black rub on lettering that was about the same size as the "BRAKE" fount. I then applied the word "FUEL" to the lense. It is not for the purest, I know, but it will serve the purpose and most people would'nt know it's not factory. The other option would be to buy or make some peel and stick lettering. Place the word "FUEL" on the lense. Mask and paint black. Remove lettering and you have red letters with a black background. Just a suggestion.
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2009, 09:32:51 AM »

Oh yah. Rick's used to sell used lenses for around $50.00. That's been several years ago, and the price is why I did what I did. I'm not sure if they have any or not, but you might check with them if you have'nt already done that.
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2009, 11:39:08 PM »

P/N 6457873 used in 67 and 68.

Ed



With a Speedo and Tach.....what should the lens read in my 67?

Mike
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2009, 11:43:42 PM »

O yeah....Originaly the speedo had OIL and BRAKE #6457871 and the fuel gauge had GEN and TEMP #6457874.

Finally, I took the lens out of the highbeam plug in the middle of the dash gauge assembly and it is "RED"?  Is that correct?  Thought it was to be blue.

Thank you so much for the help....


Mike
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« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2009, 11:32:00 AM »

Red is correct.
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