gauge Bezel - TAB REPAIR INFO and PICS

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  1. 71camaro71

    71camaro71 New Member

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    Oh yeah, I also added some metal reinforcements for all that plastic to hold onto. But it did blend with the greenish plastic the guage housing is made of. And it was quite an experiment too. If I had to do it again I think I'd try the superglue and some ABS pieces. Much easier to work with and less fumes and fire and burn possibilities.
     
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    PM sent.
     
  3. ZGrooveShip

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    I printed out your image and will try and use it to shape some tabs out of Mighty Putty, as I don't have the dremel & bandsaw. If that doesn't work, I'll go the ABS plastic & superglue route somehow.

    I really appreciate you posting the image. I PM'ed you for your address so I can send you a couple of bucks for using your work.

    Thanks again
     
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    This is so easy a 17 year old can do it. Im 17... lol
    but seriously i appreciate this informative post it has saved me some money in my costly resto.
     
  5. reinhardt79

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    I know this thread is 5 years old, BUT is it still possible to get the decals? I just pulled my cluster out yesterday to find all but one tab broken.
     
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    Sunny Z/28 Member Gold Member

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    Great post, I've printed the image and will try my luck with the process. Thanks much.
     
  7. Cmunzen

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    This is how I fixed mine...

    First, I collected and glued all the fragments I had available from the original supports and filled the missing spaces with casting wax. (Photos 1, 2, 3 and 4)
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    Then I made some negatives on the original supports with silicone (photos 5 and 6)
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    Then I removed the original fragments´┐╝´┐╝ and fill the molds with acrylic resin. (Photos 7, 8)
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    A little polished and ready ... stronger than the original.

    Cheers
     
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    I know this is a old post but any way to repar the mounting tabs inside the dash were the gauge cluster bolts to?Thanks
     
  9. brooksman9

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    Seems like I was able to glue some washers or something where some of that was missing on the last car I did but that was several years ago. If I get a chance I'll look back through my build threads and see if there is anything in there.
     

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