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    I have a 53 coupe - door jam tag says 83276I7 and firewall tag is either missing or covered by a lame firewall sheetmetal "smoothing" cover. The car has been fortified with a different guage cluster and I'm not sure what it used to belong to. I will try to post a pic but as a new member the forum may not let me yet...so i will try to describe. it has two 5" guages (the 110mph speedo and a 4 in 1 combo- fuel/oil/temp/amp) these are set in a chrome panel with horizontal grooves across the face and a gold colored " V8 President" emble in the middle below the signal and high beam indicators. 2 vertical motion switches on left (lights and instrument) and 2 on right (air and defrost). I would like to find a repl. speedo because most of the painted numbers have fallen to the bottom of the glass.
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    Tony in Hawaii

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    The gauge panel is from a 1955 model.
    Frank van Doorn
    Omaha, Ne.
    1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
    1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
    1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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    • #3
      Additionally, those appear to be Champion/Commander gauges despite the "President" label, because a President would have had an extra piece of trim on the gauge face. The panel could have come out of any '55 coupe or hardtop or an early (pre-wraparound windshield) '55 sedan.

      nate
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      55 Commander Starlight
      http://members.cox.net/njnagel

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      • #4
        It appears that PROBABLY the Prez glasses with the crazy-looking pieces on 'em Click image for larger version

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        were replaced by simple glass.

        Even the Champion/Commander had little buttons in the centers. Click image for larger version

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        Many times I've seen those glasses broken because the Prez pieces got pushed into the glass.

        Why not just remove those instruments and install the speedo and other gauge from a '50-'51 Commander?

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        They'll fit just fine and will make EVERYBODY wonder. You'll love that purple light at nite. AND the numbers will NEVER fall off!

        John
        Last edited by Johnnywiffer; 10-21-2010, 02:31 PM. Reason: spelling correction

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