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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 00, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Two things. First, I completely disassembled the speedo/gas cluster on my 68 camaro. What I found was filth, rust, and chipping paint I arrived at the conclusion that the pastel green paint inside one of the pieces was what reflected the bulb light and lit the guages at night. Can I repaint over the chipped stuff? Is the paint anything special? Also, if I were to paint over it with a blue paint, would my guages be blue? Or would I also have to paint the little dash marks on the guage itself?

Next, I'd like to know the easiest way to roll my odometer forward. Before I hear about legalities, let me explain. I have stripped the car all the way to the shell and ospho'd and painted every square inch of it (I even painted the underside, subframe and inside floorboards with bedliner!). I also rebuilt the few things that I didn't replace altogether. I feel entitled to a "0" reading on my odometer, since this is in every way a new car.

All help is appreciated
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 00, 08:01 PM
 
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I think the paint is a epoxy based type. There are several places on the web that can repair the unit and restore it. As far as the odometer--- leave it---- If you resale the car or anything you might run into problems, I bought one and did not care about miles, still problems.... Leave It as is.
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