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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:40 am    Post subject: Fitting OLD Gauges Reply with quote

Im going to fit these crusty old gauges to the 56 this weekend (if time permits) and I was wondering if anyone had done it before?

Obviously just pulling out the speaker grill and popping them through?

One thing I was worried about it the old Cork float. What are people using as the Cork looks as if it is varnished?

Should I just put new raw cork on the end or update it with something from this century?

Dates on these old things look like October 55 so not exactly the same as my car but close enough.

Got them for free so I doubt they will even work but will still look cool in the old Rat.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

free... I think you got ripped off. Laughing

there is a short chapter in "making the volkswagen go" about fitting gauges that talks about how to wire them into ovals as well as big windows, but it doesn't cover the rally dash specifically.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will need to butcher your dash by hacking out the center bar of your oval's speaker opening. I would hate to see you do that.
Tell you what. I'll double your money on this gauge set and even pay the freight.
I can put these in my oval that already has a carved-up dash.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luvthemvws wrote:
You will need to butcher your dash by hacking out the center bar of your oval's speaker opening. I would hate to see you do that.
Tell you what. I'll double your money on this gauge set and even pay the freight.
I can put these in my oval that already has a carved-up dash.


What do you mean double my money?

How much would you pay?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will double his double!!! Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty nice gift for FREE. You will have to cut your dash but I believe it is well worth it.
If you search on Moto Meter Rally Pack you should find what you need.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please do not destroy your dash to put in those gauges that probably do not work. Ovals that have not been cut up are getting harder and harder to find, do yourself a favor and save the value of what your car and give those gauges to someone that has a car that has already been cut up
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^ Brick wall Brick wall Brick wall I say do it, it will bring the value up on your oval. It's not like you're cutting your dash for a pull out stereo or some modern equipment. Its period correct. i would love to have one on my vert or Ragtop. At the end of the day it's your car, you do what feels right to you.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell yeah Im doing it and thanks for all the PM's with offers too guys but I owe it to Tom to drop the gauges in.

Thanks for the Pix 56Cabrio...looks easy! Where did you re-locate your speaker to?

Hopefully post some pix up tomorrow night if I can find a steel hole cutter at the hardware store. I only have wood hole cutters.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

icebergstu wrote:
Hell yeah Im doing it and thanks for all the PM's with offers too guys but I owe it to Tom to drop the gauges in.

Thanks for the Pix 56Cabrio...looks easy! Where did you re-locate your speaker to?

Hopefully post some pix up tomorrow night if I can find a steel hole cutter at the hardware store. I only have wood hole cutters.

Stu

Laughing Laughing Laughing Good choice ! Stu that is not my vert. I got the pics from RareAir's gallery.
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