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Old 07-04-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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1973 control panel needs rebuild - how?

My 1973 31' International control panel is in need of some serious help. See the attached photograph. Note that the small control panel for my factory original propane powered generator also shown in the photo seems fine and actually it installs in another part of the front area than the control panel itself. The clock is entirely missing. The temperature guage I guess is obsolete mostly because the other end of the tube and temperature sensing bulb are gone. If you look closely you can see that two of the corners of the panel are slightly broken out. I suppose the corners could be repaired with a little fiberglass body repair stuff. I could also envision creating a new main rectangular panel into which I could mount new switches and controls. The amp meter may not work correctly now that I am going to replace the original fuse panel with an entirely new one. I don't know about the tank level sensors.

I think I would like to have an entirely new and up to date solution. I would really like to know what other people have done to deal with this problem.


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Old 07-04-2008, 07:18 PM   #2
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I'd like to know too because every time someone comes in my '69 Safari they comment on "the cool control panel" and I have to tell them it doesn't all.

Being electrically challenged, though, I may have to turn it over to a higher power...

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Old 07-04-2008, 07:44 PM   #3
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I need a working one also. I had Inca Plastics put the sensors in my black tank but it was probably a waste of time as I am almost certain that my guages don't work. I think that Inland RV needs to come up with a replacement, they have everything else.
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