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Abe, thanks for that advice. I do have the glass in it.
It didn't have any gasket in it. I'm guessing the gunk I cleaned off was the gasket that melted over the years. I will take the trim ring to see if I can fit some weatherstripping.

Here is a picture with the whole needle showing on the gauges. Sounds like I should do a little shopping at lunch tomorrow.

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Mid-Fifty sells the colored translucent disks (jewels) for the signal and high beam indicators:

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May as well replace them while you're in there. IMO
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I mixed two paints to match the orange / red on the unfaded portion of the needles.

If you can't find the colors you need in a hobby store, try the enamel paint sold as nail polish... I did feel pretty weird staring at red nail polish at Walgreens, but got out in a couple minutes with my girlfriend's help. You will be very happy with your new looking gauges, I am with mine:
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Mid Fifty sells the rubber insulator/dust keeper outer also at $2.50 plus shipping.
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I used neon dayglo orange-red paint on my speedo needle. It sure looks good and I can see it while I'm bouncing down the road at several MPH.
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Thanks guys,
I will take a look at that jewel set. I didn't look too close at those before I put it back together. It looks like they were just scotch taped on. My tape is a little weathered.

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Nail polish, my wife and daughter have a TON of that. I will see if I can raid their stock.

I saw the dust seal last night.... shipping would be 3 times the part. Hey, I just ordered something from them. I wonder if I still have time to add it to that order. While I'm at it, maybe I should go ahead and buy the choke cable. It's pretty frozen up.
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If you order from Mid-Fifty's "test page" before Sunday you get 5% off. It's not much, but every little bit helps.

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Well, I decided to take the day off yesterday to work on my truck. It's nice having a day with no (well almost no) other responsibilities. I have cleaned and I'm in the process painting my inner fenders and my two spare rims. I took the two extra rims to my tire guy to make sure they looked good. I will replace my split ring rims with these.

I pulled the truck out and took it over to them and we decided that 235/85 -16 would be the best tire. So I scheduled an appointment to get that done. I need to clean up the front rims that are on it first.

I also need to find a radiator overflow for the parade on the 20th.
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Well, I decided to take the day off yesterday to work on my truck. It's nice having a day with no (well almost no) other responsibilities. I have cleaned and I'm in the process painting my inner fenders and my two spare rims. I took the two extra rims to my tire guy to make sure they looked good. I will replace my split ring rims with these.

I pulled the truck out and took it over to them and we decided that 235/85 -16 would be the best tire. So I scheduled an appointment to get that done. I need to clean up the front rims that are on it first.

I also need to find a radiator overflow for the parade on the 20th.
Isn't it great to have a day off to work on your truck?

You are making great progress. Keep it going.
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I got the two spare rims cleaned and painted. It's a cheap job of Rustoleum Rust Converter, Primer, then Paint.
As I was painting these and the inner fenders I was noticing that is sure wasn't perfect. But, I'm going for a work truck. It doesn't have to be show quality.

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My inner fenders turned out pretty good too:
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Now I said they looked pretty good, except for this. It will need to be addressed one of these days, but it should hold for the little driving I will be doing on it.

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Next step is to clean the other two rims and also spend a little time on the instrument cluster. I got the rubber insulator in the mail today with a few other small parts.
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Looking good Joe!
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Well with all that dirty work and my bad rim
See this thread: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/13...-be-saved.html

I decided to focus on my instrument cluster while the rest of the household was sleeping.
I reset the odometer to zero. Here is the thread that gave me courage to try this.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/12...ter-reset.html

I ended up using red nail polish on the needles, got the dust seal from MidFifty, painted the trim ring, reset the odometer and put everything back together. This morning was the odometer and reassembly. The clip to hold the odometer in place was the most difficult part of the process.

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Now to put it back in the dash and attach the speedometer cable.
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Hey Joe,
When is the parade? Are we close enough to count down? No pressure over there - just breathe.

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