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ekamm
12-18-2009, 03:48 PM
Any one know where I can get a 2" dash gauge bezel? It's for the ammeter but I assume that all 4 gauges are the same.

martx-5
12-18-2009, 04:10 PM
Yes, I think they are the same, at least from what I've experienced, however, I do think I remember reading of two different types. I probably have a few in the basement. Let me check later and I'll post back if you haven't come up with anything by then.

TR3driver
12-18-2009, 04:25 PM
Are you talking about the glass itself, or the chrome ring around it?

I believe the glass interchanges between the 4 gauges, but the chrome ring for the ammeter is definitely different. For the ammeter, it's actually part of the gauge housing rather than being just a removable ring. To disassemble, you bend the tabs at the back and pull the movement out of the back of the case.

ekamm
12-18-2009, 04:31 PM
So after looking a little closer the ammeter is Lucas and all of the other instruments are Jaeger. The bezel is different on the ammeter and I had planned to replace it to the correct, but now wonder if it was changed and the bezel on the Lucas gauge was a little different. If so I guess I'll just keep it that way. I'm about to tackle new interior including the dash and I just thought I might as well get the correct bezel.

TR3driver
12-18-2009, 06:06 PM
It is just a little bit different visually, but not much!
https://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/TR3driver/TS13571L/TS13571LInstrumentPanelcropped.jpg

prb51
12-18-2009, 11:31 PM
Randall,
Is that California sarcasm? Looks out of place to me but I've a thing about mismatched gauges.

TR3driver
12-18-2009, 11:47 PM
Is that California sarcasm? Looks out of place to me but I've a thing about mismatched gauges.

Uh, no, just the only photo I had handy that had both an original ammeter and 2 out of 3 other original gauges.

As far as the obviously (I hope!) non-original temperature gauge, well, I have a thing for gauges that work.

If you have a better example, then by all means, let's see it!

Number_6
12-18-2009, 11:54 PM
You might try these guys. When I bought my car it had the incorrect Tach in it and I was able to get the correct Tach thru them. You could email them, they may have the correct ammeter.

https://www.britbits.com/

ekamm
12-19-2009, 11:42 AM
So is the Lucas ammeter the original? And were all of the bezels thee?

TR3driver
12-19-2009, 12:10 PM
So is the Lucas ammeter the original? And were all of the bezels thee? Yes, the ammeter was made by Lucas. The photo I posted above shows original, unrestored, ammeter, oil pressure and fuel gauges.

Here is a shot of someone else's car (sorry, I forgot to record whose, please let me know if you recognize the photo), showing very nicely restored gauges in a later (post-60K) panel:

https://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/TR3driver/Misc%20parts/th_LATEInstrumentpanel_4.jpg (https://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh260/TR3driver/Misc%20parts/?action=view&current=LATEInstrumentpanel_4.jpg)
(click on the image to zoom in)

martx-5
12-19-2009, 12:34 PM
That panel looks like one of those offered on ebay. There's a guy there that rebuilds them and offers them for about $600-$700 IIRC.