Instrument rings

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RichardSEL
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Instrument rings

Postby RichardSEL » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:48 am

Is there anywhere I can get a new set of instrument rings for XJ6 series 1 (1972 build) ?

The meters' rings are rust pitted. And the speedo and rev counter although black are rust pitted too

Thanks for any pointers from those that've had to find a source already :arrow:
Gone: '59 Mark I, '56 Mark VIIM, '59 Mark IX, '01 XJ8 Sovereign 4L LWB, '01 XJ8 Sport 3.2L, '01 XJ8 Exec 3.2L
Current: '03 Strange Rover L322
In trim shop for total refurb: '73 Owen Sedanca 4.2L
Stalled in storage '61 Mark IX with 4.2L

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Re: Instrument rings

Postby mike020150 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:19 am

Have you tried JDO Instruments (www.jdo1.com/)? They might be able to help. Mike.
2014 XK Dynamic R convertible; 1977 Daimler Double Six Coupe; XE S

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Re: Instrument rings

Postby RichardSEL » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:25 pm

Have you tried JDO Instruments (www.jdo1.com/)? They might be able to help. Mike.
Just sent him an email now. Thanks for the quick pointer :!:
Gone: '59 Mark I, '56 Mark VIIM, '59 Mark IX, '01 XJ8 Sovereign 4L LWB, '01 XJ8 Sport 3.2L, '01 XJ8 Exec 3.2L
Current: '03 Strange Rover L322
In trim shop for total refurb: '73 Owen Sedanca 4.2L
Stalled in storage '61 Mark IX with 4.2L

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Re: Instrument rings

Postby RichardSEL » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:24 am

Touched base with John Ostick at JDO. To save anyone else having to compile an order for XJ6 series 1 complete set from John's website (send him a pic of your dash to make sure you're getting the right bits) here's how my order panned out:
2 off JDO5S 5" ½ vee chrome @£14.95 each + sponge gasket @ 0.85p each = £31.60
1 off Kienzle clock bezel per pix @£10.95 second hand = £10.95
4 off JDO2S 2" ½ vee chrome @£ 4.95 each + sponge gasket @ 0.50p each = £21.80
1 off post & packing @£ 4.95 = £ 4.95
= £69.30
No VAT :wink:
The Kienzle clock ring will be a cleaned second hand one, no new stock
Electrics dash top inner for inst rings lo-res.jpg
Ugh! The "before"
Gone: '59 Mark I, '56 Mark VIIM, '59 Mark IX, '01 XJ8 Sovereign 4L LWB, '01 XJ8 Sport 3.2L, '01 XJ8 Exec 3.2L
Current: '03 Strange Rover L322
In trim shop for total refurb: '73 Owen Sedanca 4.2L
Stalled in storage '61 Mark IX with 4.2L

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Re: Instrument rings

Postby RichardSEL » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:29 am

Just an update. The rings from JDO arrived. But the tangs that hold the meters in place in the dash are too
short for the ply that this dash is made from:
Electrics dash top inner Old and New inst rings.JPG
The longer tang ones are black. And I've seen series 1 dash pix with black rings. But JDO only have the chrome ones with shorter tang. So have cleaned as best as possible and re-sprayed. Could've had them chromed but that would've been £170 inc for the set. So will just have to claim "that's OEM, sir".

Were there black gauge rings supplied?
Perhaps in the days of the early series 1?
Gone: '59 Mark I, '56 Mark VIIM, '59 Mark IX, '01 XJ8 Sovereign 4L LWB, '01 XJ8 Sport 3.2L, '01 XJ8 Exec 3.2L
Current: '03 Strange Rover L322
In trim shop for total refurb: '73 Owen Sedanca 4.2L
Stalled in storage '61 Mark IX with 4.2L

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Re: Instrument rings

Postby mike020150 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:51 am

Chrome dial instrument surrounds were only fitted to early series 1 cars. The parts book shows three variations of the 5 unit panel casing. I suspect the first type may have been for chrome surrounds. The second and the third varieties were with black surrounds plus non reflective glasses for the instruments. These latter two only have different part numbers for the water temperature gauge. If I'm correct, that means chrome dial cars were made up to chassis numbers: 1G7414; 1G53725; 1L11097; 1L56176. Mike.
2014 XK Dynamic R convertible; 1977 Daimler Double Six Coupe; XE S

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Re: Instrument rings

Postby RichardSEL » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:45 pm

Aha... so I wasn't losing it believing I'd seen black gauge rings... right, black it is and black goes back.
Great help, much appreciated :!:
Gone: '59 Mark I, '56 Mark VIIM, '59 Mark IX, '01 XJ8 Sovereign 4L LWB, '01 XJ8 Sport 3.2L, '01 XJ8 Exec 3.2L
Current: '03 Strange Rover L322
In trim shop for total refurb: '73 Owen Sedanca 4.2L
Stalled in storage '61 Mark IX with 4.2L


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