Smith gauge refresh


Have a 68 Ghia and about to take dash out to renew (crappy) vinyl wood effect facia. When I critically look at clocks, the surrounds (chrome, I think) are looking pretty tired - pitted, looking more brown than anything. Question is, can you get a hold of new surrounds or if not, anyone refurbed these to a high(ish) standard?

While I’m at it, clock is non-functional and am going to replace. Thinking of changing it out with another, more meaningful, instrument. Question is, what would you go for? Oil temp or pressure? Standard motor and might instal a rev counter under dash in due course, so that’s probably off the current list.

Thanks in advance, Alan.

Oil temp and a dipstick sender would be my first choice, as its the most useful for keeping your eye on the engine.