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Offline bhoulis

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67 deluxe dash bezel
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:00:22 AM »
The instrument cluster bezel on my 67 Shelby has a Ford part number molded on it, and molded in slots but does not have any steel tabs sticking through the slots. Looks like the aluminum is only held on with adhesive. It also has stickers for the wiper and brakes. Would this be typical of a service replacement piece from the late 70's, early 80's? When, approximately did these start being "reproduced"? Do the current repops have the slots for the steel backing plates or are they smooth and just rely on adhesive to hole the aluminum in place? It was on the car in 1981 when I bought it. Thanks for any info .Brian

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Re: 67 deluxe dash bezel
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 12:44:36 AM »
The instrument cluster bezel on my 67 Shelby has a Ford part number molded on it, and molded in slots but does not have any steel tabs sticking through the slots. Looks like the aluminum is only held on with adhesive. It also has stickers for the wiper and brakes. Would this be typical of a service replacement piece from the late 70's, early 80's? When, approximately did these start being "reproduced"? Do the current repops have the slots for the steel backing plates or are they smooth and just rely on adhesive to hole the aluminum in place? It was on the car in 1981 when I bought it. Thanks for any info .Brian
I had always thought in the 80's for this later lower quality service part. It has been a while since I bought a repro one to compare. Maybe others have insight. The good news is that I have seen good repros out there that look relatively close to assemblyline compared the service parts sold in the 70's and 80's. There are also repro dash aluminum inserts that have the tabs like original that you can buy to fit on your re plastic chrome restored original dash bezels and other dash trim.
Bob Gaines,Shelby enthusiast, Shelby collector , Shelby concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby

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Re: 67 deluxe dash bezel
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 12:54:40 AM »
Thanks Bob. Thinking of taking off the aluminum and having it rechromed along with the other pieces, then going with a set of Burton backing plates and aluminum inserts. Just wanted to make sure I am working with a Ford piece. Brian

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Re: 67 deluxe dash bezel
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 02:18:04 AM »
Thanks Bob. Thinking of taking off the aluminum and having it rechromed along with the other pieces, then going with a set of Burton backing plates and aluminum inserts. Just wanted to make sure I am working with a Ford piece. Brian
It sounds like you are doing what I would do. Original re plastic metalized bezel and trim using the Burton backing backing plates and aluminum inserts.
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Re: 67 deluxe dash bezel
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 07:24:43 PM »
It sounds like you are doing what I would do. Original re plastic metalized bezel and trim using the Burton backing backing plates and aluminum inserts.

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