Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by evanjm, Apr 11, 2007.
mine is similar to that, but the turn signal indicators are pushed out about a 1/4 inch and the numbers are different.
the high beam indicator is on the right and is just a blue light, no writing next to it
it has 3 sockets to iluminate the speedo
and 2 red squares on either side, one says BRAKE and the other says drive brake, or somthing like that
different temp and fuel gauge, but the speedo needle looks to be the same
No problem Sparky .
But remember- The "Search" Function Is Your Friend, I highly recommend that you use it from now on for questions like these:twisted:
Evan, the temp gauge will be the internally the same as a later "orange" S/W unit, you can swap the face plates to keep the white dots & paint the needle. The gas gauge will be a bit more difficult but if you don't mind hacking the speedo case a bit you can put in a later three terminal (internal regulator) gauge (& swap the face plates).
Wow, I really like those early '50's speedos with the Willys script on them. Wouldn't be correct for my '62, but sure does look a lot better or more interesting than the plain vanilla one I have! I wish they still sold those face plates - or that there was some way to reproduce them accurately.
mine looks like ghosts and mine was made in may of 1970. it was allways a joke and the first thing most people noticed was the speedo. haha this thing only goes to 9 MPH
Yep, but I didn't start the thread.
When I start putting the page together I would have though, I always do.
this is what my 64 CJ6 has in it.
and see it is true i have started the resto
Ading my 2 cents to this. Was there aftermarket speedos in the 50s and 60s that could have been swapped in? Any advertising or memories to indicate the aftermarket provided replacement speedos back in the day?
Mine has the one with the red needle that says willys
here is my 70' cj-5 http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj148/ridgerunner003/IMG00078.jpg
yeah orginal miles and my new 1/4 thick plate steel dash:drool:
I have a very interesting speedo. I have a 69 CJ-5 and I bought this one off of Ebay. It was new and in military type sealed wrapping. I wish I had bought two. It has the 1-9 on it just like the factory gauge but over by the 1,2 and 3 is a shift scale for low and hi range. It's very cool and I have not ever seen anything like it before. It works perfectly being new but I'm not sure what it was factory for. I can post a pic if anybody wants to see it. Possibly military??
KiserJeep, post picts of the speedo please. Thanks..........
If its in there its probaly orig that looks like 50 styling mine has a 60s speedo not orig
I betcha twenty-nine cents it's not!
Are you sure because i have that extact speedo in my 55 CJ-5 im sure its orig
Thats definitely not a speedo that belongs in a '55, the correct unit is the one shown earlier in the thread with the silver face & the "Willys" script.
Figure I might as well make an appearance on this topic. I gots the KS, silver face, red dial, Willys script. Howie and Brian P seems to meez to have the correct ens as well. On the other issues, I know there are many Km speedos out there coming from over seas, even possibly repros in MPH that are completely different. The 3B's also used the KS speedos that weez have.
Here is the speedo in my 65:
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So wait...you were driving 75 and taking photos of your speedo? Remind me to drive around Idaho.
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