Easy gauge mod

Lincoln Continental

  1. MooJohn

    MooJohn Well-Known LVC Member

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    I decided I didn't want the kilometers reading on my speedometer so I got rid of them:

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    I like how much cleaner it is. I just cut some black vinyl in a semi-circle and stuck it over the top reflector source for the gauges. Voila - instant blackout of the center portion of the speedo.

    You can use black tape or anything dark, the less-reflective the better. It's quick to do and easily reversible if you decide you don't want it later on.
     
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    bradyelich Well-Known LVC Member

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    Nice!! cost effective and subtle. Too bad cant do this with the nasty warning lights....
     
  3. MooJohn

    MooJohn Well-Known LVC Member

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    Nobody else finds it interesting?

    Pic from further away also showing the steering wheel I grabbed off ebay for $150:

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    (hint: search for Town Car and Grand Marquis / Crown Vic steering wheels to get the best prices - wheel is identical)
     
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    holptj LVC Member

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    Interesting!


    "quick to do and easily reversible" = Win!
     
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    93mkviii Dedicated LVC Member

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    Good looking continental.
     
  6. MooJohn

    MooJohn Well-Known LVC Member

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    Thanks for the kind words. I try to keep the link in my sig updated with all the mods, large and small.

    The next major mod planned will be a projector HID retrofit for the headlights because they suck! I don't want drop-in HIDs with reflectors that are this bad, even though they're tempting at only $40 vs. $300+ for real projectors. The insides of my lights need to be cleaned/polished anyway and I'm no stranger to having headlights in the oven.

    Oh, and some Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires at some point because the Michelins on it may have a great 650 treadwear rating but they're hard as a brick when it comes to real traction. Luckily 16-inch tires are very cheap compared to the 17s+ on my past cars and the 20s on my old truck.
     

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