1955 speedometer by John Bordas

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1955 speedometer by John Bordas

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Post by hibuck1 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:03 pm

just got my 55 speedo back looks good in my humble opinion repaired by John Bordas
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Re: 55 speedometer

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Post by Bigincher » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:32 pm

Looks like brand spankin new...!

My '52 speedometer(s) came back from John looking the same way. I can't say enough about the quality of work by John Bordas....!

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Re: 55 speedometer

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Post by john HD » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:43 pm

looks just like mine! john does good work.

make sure you take the time to put a lamp in it. they are even prettier at night!

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Re: 55 speedometer

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Post by Hog54 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:29 am

How much does he charge to renew them?And that 55 is the same as my 54 isnt it?

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Re: 55 speedometer

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Post by PanPal » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:48 pm

I thought 55 was a one year only with red 10ths of a mile numbers.

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Re: 55 speedometer

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:49 pm

'54 has red needle and red tenths, '55 as shown is correct!
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Re: 55 speedometer

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Post by Scrap » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:11 pm

Hog54 wrote:How much does he charge to renew them?And that 55 is the same as my 54 isnt it?
Why not send it in for an estimate? I doubt if you can get a price without him examining it. My 57 was seized, magnet shaft stripped, the bezel and the glass was replaced, it was repaired and calibrated. I thought the price was very fair considering it was broken and came back like new and it was done promptly.

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Re: 55 speedometer

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Post by Bigincher » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:39 am

Well, nobody is throwing 'the number' out there, what he charges, so I'll go ahead with what I know....
I had two 1948-52 speedometers that needed restored, so I sent them both to John for total restoration, to "as new" condition.
I also bought 2 speedometer cables from him, they weren't that expensive, around $100 (each) as I recall.
I think he has a flat rate of ... $285...? (each)

Here's what I got back. Yep, they are "as new".....!
restoredspeedometer1.jpg
restoredspeedometer2.jpg
Oh... why two speedometers?

Well, why not...! Just thinking what they might be worth in 20 years.... it's better than an IRA.
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Re: 55 speedometer

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Post by tcb-1 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:55 am

Holy crap! Those are beautiful. I knew he did great work, and everyone sang his praises, but WOW!! Even the factory number stamps. Classy!

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Post by VPH-D » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:15 pm

John has done several speedometers for me, and I'm very pleased. His prices are fair, the work is very nice, and he's a good guy, too. I'm lucky to be able to drive over to his house for any work needed.
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Re: 55 speedometer

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Post by azpaul50 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:45 pm

He doesn't give a price until he knows the extent of work you want. In my case, I needed guts rebuilt and a new needle... came to like $165, $10 LESS than he estimated. This was for a '63 tombstone speedo. All I can say is that he is very honest, friendly, and priced well for all that you get in the transaction. Highly recommended. - azpaul

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Re: 55 speedometer

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Post by sprucecreek » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:53 pm

Ditto on azpaul50's comments.

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Re: 1955 speedometer by John Bordas

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Post by 2thread » Mon May 01, 2017 10:54 pm

How do I contact John Bordas for info on speedometer repairs?

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Re: 1955 speedometer by John Bordas

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Post by PanPal » Mon May 01, 2017 11:35 pm

You use the search field. I found this from a old thread.
John Bordas
j.bordas@att.net
303-420-4510

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Re: 1955 speedometer by John Bordas

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Post by Bigincher » Tue May 02, 2017 12:55 am

That's the number I have for him, too.






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