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2-1/16" or 2-5/8" gauges...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    2-1/16\" or 2-5/8\" gauges...

    I am looking to start replacing my factory gauges with AutoMeter Ultra-Lite or Pro-Comp gauges...Should I be looking at the 2-1/16" gauges or 2-5/8" gauges to fit in my factory intrument bezel? Thaks for the help...

    Chris
     
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    Re: 2-1/16\" or 2-5/8\" gauges...

    I would go with the 2 -5/8th. I don't know if they fit but 2-1/16th sounds small..
     
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    Re: 2-1/16\" or 2-5/8\" gauges...

    So who knows if the 2-5/8" requires a ton of hacking on my 1987's current gauge bezel...

    Chris
     
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    Re: 2-1/16\" or 2-5/8\" gauges...

    Check this out...I'm almost done with mine like this...Looks kinda cool.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://personal.clt.bellsouth.net/clt/m/g/mgervin/garage/gauges.htm>http://personal.clt.bellsouth.net/clt/m/g/mgervin/garage/gauges.htm</a>
     
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    Re: 2-1/16\" or 2-5/8\" gauges...

    2 1/16 gauges fit behind the factory bezel. you can even use the black covers around the stock gauges to hold the new ones in place.
     
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    Re: 2-1/16\" or 2-5/8\" gauges...

    2-5/8 is what you want the 2-1/16 are to small i put auto meter phantom gauges in my 72 i think they turned out sweet. you can check it out clicky below <font color=red>1 FN HI K5 <font color=red>
     
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    Re: 2-1/16\" or 2-5/8\" gauges...

    check out my gauges in the gallery, or in my link in the off-road k5. these are 2 5/8" gauges. (they do require some cutting, but they are a complete cake walk to install - not a big deal at all).
     
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    Re: 2-1/16\" or 2-5/8\" gauges...

    Ahh. Mike has a sweet set up.
     
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    Re: 2-1/16\" or 2-5/8\" gauges...

    oh and I have 2 5/8 in mine
     
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    Re: 2-1/16\" or 2-5/8\" gauges...

    Chris,

    I just finished putting 2-5/8" Autometers behind the stock panel in my '72. It's quite a bit of work, but certainly not impossible, and the larger style gauges "look" correct in there. The 2-1/16" are too small IMHO and don't fill the stock viewing windows correctly.

    I've got a single photo in my gallery of the gauges installed, but I can't add more because of the problems with the gallery.

    What year K5 do you have?
     

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