gen/oil lite in dash partition 59 pan ?

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gen/oil lite in dash partition 59 pan ?

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Post by neilw » Thu May 05, 2011 9:16 pm

I have all the parts for my dash but it seems to me there once was a metal divider that seperated the oil lite from the gen lite ,other wise you wouldn't know which was on.I looked in all the catalogs but dont see anything.
Any ideas how to make one or where they sell them?
Neil



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Re: gen/oil lite in dash partition 59 pan ?

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Post by Mark44 » Fri May 06, 2011 7:00 am

neilw wrote:I have all the parts for my dash but it seems to me there once was a metal divider that seperated the oil lite from the gen lite ,other wise you wouldn't know which was on.I looked in all the catalogs but dont see anything.
Any ideas how to make one or where they sell them?
Neil
If it's anything like mine (somewhere between a '48 and '55 or so), there's a sort of oval can (actually more of a rectangle with round ends) on the underside of the dash, with a divider between to two halves. Each light shines out through a kind of tube so you can tell which light is on. The pieces are sheet metal that appear to be spotwelded to the backside of the dash. They're part of the dash, so I would be surprised to see replacements in catalogs. If I recall, the divider in the middle has tabs that fit in slots, and the tabs are twisted in the slots to hold the divder in place.

Seems like it would be relatively easy to fabricate something that would work.

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Re: gen/oil lite in dash partition 59 pan ?

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Post by neilw » Fri May 06, 2011 12:37 pm

I see the oval/rectangle . Mine has a little kinda dent or hole that the partition probably was held in by .Your right it should be an easy fix.Thanks
Neil

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Post by RUBONE » Fri May 06, 2011 2:49 pm

Neil,
The original dividers are a simple piece of sheet metal with a small notch in it where a tab on the housing bends over and holds it in place. It also has a short section of the same material as the dash base rubber that acts as a buffer between the glass lens and the divider. Wide part of the rubber against the glass, divider in the slot in the rubber and captive in the small ears of the dash tube, tab bent over to hold it all together. Done!
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Post by JohnnysCustomPaint » Sat May 07, 2011 3:53 am

RUBONE wrote:Neil,
The original dividers are a simple piece of sheet metal with a small notch in it where a tab on the housing bends over and holds it in place. It also has a short section of the same material as the dash base rubber that acts as a buffer between the glass lens and the divider. Wide part of the rubber against the glass, divider in the slot in the rubber and captive in the small ears of the dash tube, tab bent over to hold it all together. Done!
Robbie
Robbie has it down.
If you don't or can't get it down, I'll be happy to hook you up a piece that will work.

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Post by jdpan » Sat May 07, 2011 4:04 am

I whittled a piece from a beer can, works like a champ...

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Post by Bigincher » Sat May 07, 2011 4:12 am

jdpan wrote:I whittled a piece from a beer can, works like a champ...
There's than 'barnyard engineering' again..........! You can't go wrong, Bro............!

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Re: gen/oil lite in dash partition 59 pan ?

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Post by Moose » Sun May 08, 2011 11:41 am

remember you have to use an american beer not imported

:P

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