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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    I used a heat gun and the rubber trim..
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    Billie Just be carefull as the heat gun will blister the plastic fast.

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    okie dokie......

    Is there a suggestion or technique you guys want to mention? like waving the heat or, heat form under not on top.....

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    Do not heat from the top.. Heat from the bottom only it will blister wave it and heat the whole area to be formed. Then slowly work the heated plastic into shape with the dies go slow and reheat as necessary. I did mine in four steps.

    1, Heat and start the right side.
    2, Heat and start the left side.
    3 Heat and form the center.
    4, Heat and finish the entire mold/die.

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    has anyone tried the heat gun method to flush mount a new style gauge cluster

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    We made a wooden mold as well, but when we installed the gauge we noticed it wasn't sitting up high like some of you have it. Did you guy pull on it to get the gauge part to fit or did you cut the mold to the size of the silver piece on the outside of the gauge? How are you guys holding the gauge in? And, are you using the rubber piece that the guage sits in?
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    does anyone have a pic of a new style (08') gauge installed? I've already damaged one center plastic doing this, any ideas would help.. Thanks

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    I don't think an 07+ gauge will pit properly without a LOT of re-shaping work. It's a good bit larger (albeit thinner) than the 04/05 gauges.

    That being said, I'm sure its been done just not by me. Hopefully someone will post a pic for you.

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    hey guys, not sure if all ya know but i do make a gprxp guage cluster conversion kit already. just dont really advertise it too much. have sold several already though. just pm me if anybody needs one. comes with all the hardware and install instructions also. makes it a piece of cake. they are 120$Click image for larger version. 

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    JL,
    Is this only for the '07+ gauges?

    It looks clean but very high in the console.
    I found that two cuts and a heat gun lets you drop the gauge into the console, allowing full access to the release button.

    -the 3M tape was intended for fitment but it's stronger than the hull bond!!!
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