68 Standard Dash

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fisherman74017
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68 Standard Dash

Post by fisherman74017 » 02 Nov 2017, 10:09

Looking for the dash for a 68 standard. Last night while working on the GT, that I am restoring with my dad, 2 of the plastic studs broke off and when I got it out I noticed another one was broken. If you have one in pretty good shape with all the studs please PM me with a price.

thanks...
Charlie
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Re: 68 Standard Dash

Post by Don Rush » 02 Nov 2017, 10:52

Actually they are always broken on the RH side. No big deal, notice that the base of the broken stud is still there? It is hollow and will easily accept a section of all-thread and will never break again.

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Re: 68 Standard Dash

Post by fisherman74017 » 02 Nov 2017, 11:45

Thanks Don!! I'll give it a shot. Any specific size?
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Re: 68 Standard Dash

Post by Don Rush » 02 Nov 2017, 11:51

No, just do not put an oversize part in there as it will crack, a drop of epoxy down the hole will anchor it just fine. We hope to sell a kit and do a video soon.

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Re: 68 Standard Dash

Post by fisherman74017 » 02 Nov 2017, 12:12

thanks again. I'll give it a shot.
Charlie B.
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1968 GT - Blackcherry / Dark Red (Project with my Dad)
1972 Triumph TR6 - Blue / Black

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Re: 68 Standard Dash

Post by fisherman74017 » 02 Nov 2017, 12:13

On a side bar, if I need the chrome redone on the entire bezel, can you PM me the cost / time? I need to run it by my dad.

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1968 GT - Blackcherry / Dark Red (Project with my Dad)
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Re: 68 Standard Dash

Post by Don Rush » 02 Nov 2017, 12:34

We have been trying to find a reliable source for that for years! Here is the link to our listings but they show out of stock... We have some blems not seen on the site.

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... 20restored

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Re: 68 Standard Dash

Post by fisherman74017 » 02 Nov 2017, 16:07

Thank you for the response. I will keep looking. Maybe someone will come up with one in very good condition.
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1967 XR7 - Cinnamon Frost / Saddle
1968 GT - Blackcherry / Dark Red (Project with my Dad)
1972 Triumph TR6 - Blue / Black

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Re: 68 Standard Dash

Post by BossElim69 » 03 Nov 2017, 05:59

You need to start docking Cleve pay until he gets this resolved :poke:
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Re: 68 Standard Dash

Post by Blitz » 03 Nov 2017, 11:58

I even work at WCCC, and I'm tempted to send my stuff to Instrument Specialties or similar, and have it vacuum metalized. So far I have yet to see a spray on chrome product that looks as reflective and smooth. The spray on processes go on very wet, and all the examples I've seen have some degree of orange peel, or a slight color tint, or some other weirdness. But I'm picky... once this process is dialed in, it'll be a vast improvement for most people with faded bezels who just want them to be shiny again.

Unfortunately for me, I don't have my original stuff anymore, because I sent it all to one of our failed spray on chrome vendors without inscribing my initials on the back. :wall:
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