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 Posted: 12-22-2018 10:25 pm
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JPJH
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I've been hunting endlessly for a good substitute to the Chrome Finisher that goes around the instrument cluster. This is the part that is typically stapled in.

I had ordered a replacement from the UK, but that really didn't fit, at all. Recently I came across a small 5MM Chrome strip that really looks like it would be a great replacement. The Chrome is attached to a very thin tapered plastic so it fits into the gap. I'm going to test using some 3M automotive tape.

I cut a small sample of the Chrom strip and placed on my cluster, pictures attached.

Attachment: JH Finisher 1.jpg (Downloaded 118 times)

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 Posted: 12-23-2018 07:17 am
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My daughter,Patten Laurel, can sew you some silver braid in a clear plastic strip for a very nominal sum. You will need to remove the ten thousand micro staples that held the old strip around the bezel. I then use some very good contact cement to hold the new strip in place..... She has done a number of these for some of the Jensen Folk. You can reach her by email at patten1955@gmail.com

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 Posted: 12-23-2018 07:20 am
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Correction:

the correct email is patten1955@hotmail.com

Frank

P.S. I was having a senior moment....

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 Posted: 12-23-2018 02:18 pm
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JPJH,

MacGregor in Canada lists that chrome finisher part for 7 or 8 bucks. I've ordered other parts from them and been pleased with the quality.

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 Posted: 12-24-2018 01:03 pm
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Brett Gibson JH5 20497
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I tried to buy in and was told no longer available, plus there on line pricing is 10 years old.
Brett

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 Posted: 12-25-2018 03:29 pm
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Hi All,

Thank you for the additional feedback. I also tried MacGregor's and should have mentioned initially the item was NLA.

For this product, I installed the trim strip using 1/4" 3M automotive trim tape and a little clear adhesive around the corners. I installed the new finisher lines along the original's lines.

As part of this work, I also freshened the gauges, cleaned the glass, new gaskets and added chrome surrounds to make the old Smiths look a little nicer.

Attachment: Cluster 3.JPG (Downloaded 83 times)

Last edited on 12-26-2018 01:45 pm by JPJH

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 Posted: 12-25-2018 03:32 pm
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Here's another picture of the corner area

Attachment: Cluster 2.JPG (Downloaded 83 times)

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 Posted: 06-09-2019 04:19 pm
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looks great, where did you get the chrome surround material.

Also like the chrome surrounds on the instruments as this dresses up the dash nicely....source for these

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