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Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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Does anyone have a source.for these lenses ? The original lenses, one for each number on the speedo and clock, are completely dried out and distorted. Have had no luck in in finding replacements..
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Posted on: 2019/1/13 22:34
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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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Hi Bill 40... I had dealings with these guys on repairing my 1939 clock and they did a good job. I seem to remember that they could reproduce glass faces or at least re-number existing ones. I'd check in with them. If not, they might be able to steer you in the right direction.
http://www.clockwks.com/The_Clock_Worx.html

Also, check these guys out:http://dandmrestoration.com/printing/

Posted on: 2019/1/13 23:16
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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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If the surrounding ivory face plastic is still usable possibly there is a watch crystal in a size that would work for the individual number openings? http://www.allwatchparts.com/Watch-Crystals_c_27.html If the supporting plastic is bad then maybe not an option.

The restoration places Joe and Chris listed might be able to help but if not, Lavine Restoration seems to be slowly expanding their dash plastic selections. Didn't see a listing now but if something is not already in the works they might be interested in producing a 180 set that could incorporate a watch crystal size. https://classiccarreproductions.com/product-category/dash-plastic/

I don't remember if there is a larger glass covering the entire plastic and individual round number clock and speedo openings but if there is Norkro Clock has some convex glass sizes that might work. I seem to recall someone on the forum saying Norkro had a glass that fit their particular model perfectly but don't recall the car in question. https://norkro.com/collections/glass-for-clocks

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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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Lavine Restorations bought Yesterday's Radio. I think they reproduce those little tiddly-winks.

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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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I have a 1939(?) clock face lens for the Junior series - it is convex glass with the numbers painted on the back of the glass in white numbers. It also has a notch in the edge for the adjustment knob. I didn't know if the 180 clock is different.

Let me know if that's what you need. I've sold my 39, so it's surplus to me.

Here is a photo of a similar one in a 39 120 Packard. This unit had the numbers on the clock rather than the lens. The font is the same on both types.

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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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Bill - I have a lens from the junior series. It is convex, with white numbers silkscreened on it, and a notch in the side for the winder knob. Let me know if you might could use it.
David Grubbs

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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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Bill is looking for the little "tidley-wink" sized individual lenses that go over each number. The Senior clocks are totally different than the Junior clocks. I think Yesterday's Radio used to make them.

Posted on: 2019/1/21 10:31
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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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The last Yesterday's catalog I have is 2015 and didn't see them offered nor did I see them on Lavine's site -- but they could be there and I just didn't drill down far enough. Don't have a clue on the diameter of the factory items but if Lavine doesn't have them do wonder about watch crystals. Some of them at the site I linked go down to fairly small diameters 18mm or so and are available in plastic or glass. If still too large, the plastic lenses could probably be reduced with a bit of work.

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Re: Replacement lenses for 1940 180 speedo and clock
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It'd have to be a pretty darn small watch. They're only about the size of a medium-sized man's finger nail.

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