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1970 c-10 dash with Autometer guages?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by juanblzer, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    I haven't removed my new (actually very old) trucks guage panel but it seems as though I could just enlarge some of the holes to run quality Autometer guages. Has anyone done this. I know Brothers Catalog sells a billet dash for this purpose but that is more bling bling than I need. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. Yukon Jack

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    Here are my AutoMeter gauges.

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    Unfortunately the 3 3/8" guage that goes between the tach and speedo is not produced anymore. The smaller holes are enlarged by using a sand paper grinding wheel to remove most of the silver tapered area. Just go slow and test fit as you go. If I recall correctly, the speedo and tach did not require much to fit.

    You can also mount these behind the bezel if you are partial to that method.
     
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    that looks so sweet... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  4. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks. If I can ever get my body guy to finish my truck, I can finally get to put them to use.
     
  5. Burt4x4

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    I also did that, with Autometer Sport guages
    like this
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    This pic is actually my friend Greg72's gage cluster. He did it first and then I did the same thing.
    When you take your cluster apart you will need to make the holes slightly bigger and or cut out the metal that is in the way. A good tip that Greg gave me was to mount the gages as far down as you can so the 'view' when installed is well more viewable /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    Hope this helps and one day I'll get a pic of how mine turned out too....
    Burt
     
  6. jeffer

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    Yukon Jack,
    Are those small gauges 2-1/16 or 2-5/8?
     
  7. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    I also have Autometers, Sport-Comp. They look great. I have the electric speedo, witch it awesome!!! AND 100% vaccurate. I can get a pic up in a few days if youd like.
     
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    The small gauges are 2 5/8"
     

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