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    Default Time to bling up the dashboard..

    I haven't updated this thread for quite a while so now would be a good time to round the whole thread off.

    The gauge pod needed a thorough restoration as not much of it worked and to make matters worse it fell off the shelf while waiting for me to repair it and broke the plastic surround into 8 pieces. I repaired it with superglue and then glued linen inside with clear epoxy resin, a bit like fiberglassing I guess. Once the resin dried mixed up some red resin and coated the outside twice, then sanded and polished. It looks like new I think.



    The faceplate was carefully cleaned and the bezel surround re-gilded, while the result was terrific more needed to be done.



    The temp gauge was broken and the fuel gauge refused to park back at zero. Bob and Harley came to the rescue with a NOS 6 volt gauge dated 1958 (still in it's original package) and a voltage reducer to suit my 12 volt system. A small earth magnet was strategically place near the positive terminal to entice the fuel gauge to return to zero once turned off....worked a treat.



    And the finishing touch was Delivered in the mail a few days ago from Greenblood. I asked him to print me a new decal in reverse to be applied inside the gauge glass, noice! Legend Chris. I have quite a few spares if anyone wants one (Just send me a PM and I'll post one out).



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    Did you re-gild it yourself with animal glue, like a picture frame?

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    I decided I could make myself a new steering wheel and the story behind it can be followed here..

    Renault Floride/Dauphine reproduction steering wheel...

    and a few other plastic parts were made and some other parts re-gilded
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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Did you re-gild it yourself with animal glue, like a picture frame?
    No Addo, no animal glue.

    I started a thread asking for ideas about imitation gold and ended up astounding myself with what I discovered, it can be viewed here Imitation gold anodising...

    I still haven't updated the final chapter of this one but it's coming.

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    [Hi all, the whitewalls are available in Nankangs from John Cain in Newcastle.

    Mike.[/QUOTE]

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