White Face Gauges

Discussion in 'Ranchero Tech Reference & Articles' started by HuevosRanchero, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. LSChero

    LSChero In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Thanks HR!Great upgrade for cheap.Looks much better and you can actually see gauges.All good!
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  2. HuevosRanchero

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    yep years later and I'm still VERY happy with mine...no degradation to the decal overlays at all. Looks GREAT dude!
     
  3. rancheromac

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  4. rancheromac

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    old post I know, but could I use the 76 set to convert my 80mph speedo to the 120mph using my current 79 gauge ? thanks Rancheromac
     
  5. 72GTVA

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    Probably - you would likely need to send the speedometer to a repair service to allow them to convert the sweep width per the speed range desired as the range is very different with the sporty 85 mile speedo. Quite a few different vendors online - you might call them. I'd imagine the process would be you apply the desired facia and then send it in to them to rework to get you in the ballpark.

    If you were to go with the full white face conversion it might be easiest to get a 1976 speedometer which will have the same layout (difference is high beam indicator is red in 1976 vs blue in '77 & up), and apply the white face decals on all the gauges to make them uniform.
     
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  6. Ran Man

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    Looks great.
     
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  7. Leo Vargas

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    This a great write up and the extra info is great. I have a 68 Ranchero and was looking at the white face kit for my truck, but I really like the face style of the gauges and was just going to convert the bulbs to LED instead. My questions is did everyone just use white LEDs or did any of you use the corresponding color LED to the dash. Example Blue LED for the high beam, Red LED for Temp, Alt, Oil Pressure, Green LED for turn signal/flasher etc.... Plus I have always liked how Ford used green for the dash lights and was going to use green LEDs for the main dash lights. Thank you to all in advance
     
  8. pmrphil

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    I used the colored ones for the indicators, white multi-led's for the dash. Single led chip was too dim for the dash lights.
     

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