The gauges in my 49 Ford could hardly be seen at night. Not to mention only half of the original 6 volt ones worked.I know that the common solution is to pull one of the little violet domes off of the lights, but I could not see changing away from that sweet phosphorescent UV display the car came from the factory with. I mean how cool is it to have a funky blacklight glow display? I also didn't want the cobbled look of some cheap aftermarket clocks hangin' off the bottom of my pretty dash.
I had to pull the heads off of the flathead to do some repairs to my valve train so I decided while they were off I ought to gussy them up a bit. I started by stripping the paint
They were still pretty nasty, but it was cool to see all the ancient paint colors underneath.
So I took my time and sandblasted them both.
Check out this sweet Ford Motor Company logo.
Then came the primer,
And then the high temp paint. Overall they came out pretty good.
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