View Full Version : needing helpw/making mooney guage face!
08-21-2004, 07:43 PM
I'm trying to come up with a way to make my own mooney white face guages
what I need help with is, has anyone successfully taken apart a set of these?, I have gotten the oil press. guage out of the pod itself, but I can't seem to get the guage face off itself?, anyone with successful info/idea may could VERY possibly win themselves a set of these!!!lol
the deadline on these is Tues. 8-24-04!!lol
08-21-2004, 07:48 PM
i have done it.the way i got the faces off was took a dremel and cut the pins out.
08-21-2004, 08:00 PM
wre you able to get them back together?
did you cut them at the very bottom or at the top?
08-21-2004, 08:10 PM
It may help to know what year your dealing with here....
08-21-2004, 08:19 PM
I think these are in 89-91
08-21-2004, 08:30 PM
If they are the '88-'90 style wrap around gauges, all I gotta say is good luck and let me know how they turn out.
08-21-2004, 10:59 PM
ok heres what i did when i took the gauges apart i pulled each out of the cluster.then i took a dremel with a cutting disk and went between the face and gauge and cut the pin.then i scanned them onto the computer to redo the image.then i printed them on photo paper.then i cut then out.then i relized that the numbers wernt going to light up because i used black numbers so i had to scrape the paint off the original faces.then i used a glue stick and lightly coated them and stuck them together.then to get the face back onto the gauge i used super glue.then put everything back together.it wasnt that hard but it wasnt easy figuring out everything since no one had done it before but now its been done so it can be done.and i think it looks good.
08-22-2004, 12:03 AM
you have any pics of yours in the truck herbie?
08-22-2004, 09:13 AM
no i dont have a camera.
08-22-2004, 09:34 AM
What did you use to make the actuall gauges then? Also I dont understand why you scraped the numbers off your originals? Why not just scan the face, then go in with a photo editing program and change the numbers? Also how did you reassemble?
08-22-2004, 09:27 PM
i used glossy photo paper to make the gauges.then i used a glue stick to paste them on the original face kind of like a sticker.then to reassemble them i used super glue.on the original it has black paint and light wont show thru.but once you scrape the paint off it will.the numbers are white on the originals and mine are black.it just didnt look right.i did use a photo editing program.thats how i made them white i think i used mgi photosuite cause it has a coloring book effect which outlined everthing and then i just had to fill everything in.
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