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mdelapp
10-12-2007, 05:17 PM
I contacted a company, Classic Instruments, that will take existing gauges, rebuild them as electronic utilizing the same face, etc for re-installation in the dash. Bad part is, a phone qoute was about $300 each for a gas gauge and the temp gauge.
Anyone know of another source that might provide a price?
Thanks

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Swifster
10-12-2007, 06:25 PM
Hemmings Motor News will have a large listing for Speedometer & gauge restoration/conversion. I doubt they'll be that cheap either. When a automotive service department charges $70-$100 an hour...

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

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Swifster
10-12-2007, 06:25 PM
Hemmings Motor News will have a large listing for Speedometer & gauge restoration/conversion. I doubt they'll be that cheap either. When a automotive service department charges $70-$100 an hour...

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

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dave smith
10-12-2007, 08:22 PM
try United speedometer in CA, you can buy inexpensive replacement guages in the right sizes and colors

dave smith
10-12-2007, 08:22 PM
try United speedometer in CA, you can buy inexpensive replacement guages in the right sizes and colors

KGlowacky
10-12-2007, 09:21 PM
Try Red Line gauge, they are in Humbolt Tenn.

KGlowacky
10-12-2007, 09:21 PM
Try Red Line gauge, they are in Humbolt Tenn.

StudeRich
10-13-2007, 03:00 AM
Mike D. can I ask a stupid question? Since electric and mechanical gauges have served us well for 50 years, there can't be a problem with them, so why ELECTRONIC? [:0]

If all you want to do is convert your '53 to 12 volt, I am sure there are many electric options! :)

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
10-13-2007, 03:00 AM
Mike D. can I ask a stupid question? Since electric and mechanical gauges have served us well for 50 years, there can't be a problem with them, so why ELECTRONIC? [:0]

If all you want to do is convert your '53 to 12 volt, I am sure there are many electric options! :)

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Laemmle
10-13-2007, 11:02 PM
Folks will always attempt to re-invent the wheel!

It has been said thousands of times........."If it isn't broke don't fix it!"



quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Mike D. can I ask a stupid question? Since electric and mechanical gauges have served us well for 50 years, there can't be a problem with them, so why ELECTRONIC? [:0]

If all you want to do is convert your '53 to 12 volt, I am sure there are many electric options! :)

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Laemmle
10-13-2007, 11:02 PM
Folks will always attempt to re-invent the wheel!

It has been said thousands of times........."If it isn't broke don't fix it!"



quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Mike D. can I ask a stupid question? Since electric and mechanical gauges have served us well for 50 years, there can't be a problem with them, so why ELECTRONIC? [:0]

If all you want to do is convert your '53 to 12 volt, I am sure there are many electric options! :)

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

PlainBrownR2
10-14-2007, 02:30 AM
Looks over at Studebaker categorized bookmark. Awwww but those aftermarket VSD HUD fighter pilot displays look absolutely killer [}:)]


1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
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PlainBrownR2
10-14-2007, 02:30 AM
Looks over at Studebaker categorized bookmark. Awwww but those aftermarket VSD HUD fighter pilot displays look absolutely killer [}:)]


1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
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Chucks Stude
10-14-2007, 09:12 AM
This begs the question. Does someone rebuild the small S/W gauges on the hawks? They seem to be getting kinda rare.

Chucks Stude
10-14-2007, 09:12 AM
This begs the question. Does someone rebuild the small S/W gauges on the hawks? They seem to be getting kinda rare.

ROADRACELARK
10-14-2007, 09:17 AM
Chuck

Check the "services offered" pages of Hemmings Motor News. Hope this helps. :)

Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

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ROADRACELARK
10-14-2007, 09:17 AM
Chuck

Check the "services offered" pages of Hemmings Motor News. Hope this helps. :)

Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

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Road Racers turn left AND right.

mdelapp
10-14-2007, 11:42 AM
Currently the guage in the dash is broke. I have another. When both were working, and tested, they were very inacuurte. Never registered full nor never empty. an earlier thread discussed the problems with accuracy. The car is now converted to 12v so these are the only items that would be on six volts. So I thought I wouuld look into other options of getting an accurate gauage that would still be stock in appearance.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/druefer/Stude4.jpg

mdelapp
10-14-2007, 11:42 AM
Currently the guage in the dash is broke. I have another. When both were working, and tested, they were very inacuurte. Never registered full nor never empty. an earlier thread discussed the problems with accuracy. The car is now converted to 12v so these are the only items that would be on six volts. So I thought I wouuld look into other options of getting an accurate gauage that would still be stock in appearance.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/druefer/Stude4.jpg