speedo cluster ?

Discussion in '1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk-' started by snowman23, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. snowman23

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    Is the clear plastic cover on the gauge cluster of an 04 attached with screws or is it "glued" therefore having to be "broken" apart to install trim?
     
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    Yes and no to your question. Some companies say that the trim rings can be installed without cutting. You can do this if you have a drimmel and a steady hand, just be sure to use silicone to put it back together. It won't be as strong as factory though.

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    This is why I did this:

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    That looks SWEEEEET!

    Did you have to take the plastic apart like shown to make that happen? I assume yes.
     
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    Yea I had to take a drimmel to it, I might try a heatgun to see if it will pull apart but I doubt it will. It's not as bad as it sounds actually, just take your time and cut as close to the seam as possible. I choose to do this because it's different than what else is out there and I thought it would look good (which it does). Might want to wear a mask actually as gay as it sounds, the fumes from cutting the plastic were pretty good.
     
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    Wow, that cluster does look good. Nice job.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. I am a bit leary about cutting up the car, but if I do, I may go a route similar to yours....
     
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    Well there is nothing like resurrecting a super old dead thread.... I finally got around to getting the speed cluster out and dremel-ing it apart. It was not nearly as bad as I anticipated. Once I get the cluster finished, is silicone as stated above by txredgt the best way to re-attach the parts? I have read / told not use super glue. I am mainly looking for the best adhesion with the least mess.
     
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