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Can I open up the instrument cluster?

 
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:42 PM
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Can I open up the instrument cluster?

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I have a 1959 F100 with a bunch of 1960 parts on it including the instrument cluster. I want to open it up because the cardboard tubes for the turn signals and high beam light are floating around in there. I want to get out the dead bugs and what not as well. I'm looking for some pointers on the best way to do this. I can't tell how the face is attached, maybe glue or something? I figured I'd ask before I start to pry it open. Also is there any maintenance I can do while it's opened up?
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:42 PM
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Yes, take the screws out and it comes right out. I would disconnect the battery, because it is easy to ground something, lots of exposed connections
 
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:12 PM
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It's actually out and in my hands. I was asking about separating 10890 from 17289. Nice picture by the way, it helps me explain what I'm asking about. It's not obvious to me how these pieces are joined, maybe glue or time and corrosion. I didn't want to screw something up before prying them apart.
 
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:42 AM
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Well I got brave and gave it a little prying action and it came apart. A combination of age and electrical tape was holding the pieces together. Now I'll give it some attention, but I don't think there's much I can do except clean it out and reattach the cardboard tubes. I'd like to start a thread on this truck 'cause it has a pretty good back story, but need to figure out how to add some pictures. Once you see it you'll know why pictures is key.
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You need a few more posts before you can post pictures. So post a few more and then start a thread with pictures, we love pictures.
 
 
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