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Auto Meter Guages in Stock Location

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Philly87, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. Philly87

    Philly87 1/2 ton status

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    I know I've seen this here before but I cant seem to find it again. Can someone post the pics of their dash again? Thanks in advance,

    Philip
     
  2. rocko

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    Good question.. since my speedo is fudged up in my 89 Blazer.. I was thinking of putting in a Auto meter 5 inch Speedometer with tripmeter..
    Thanks for bringing this one up..


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  3. Itali83

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    I've done it. I just haven't poseted the pics yet, I'm hoping to do it this week along with my rust pics. It is acually really simple to do. I also know what you are talking about for the pictures but I don't have the addresses. It is totally worth it though, mechanical accurate guages and a very cool look.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
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  4. JunkYardCrawler

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    i'm thinking of doing this too. i'm going to make a custome dash to hold them though. or i might just remove my dash and build it in with the roll cage when i build that. i dunno. i don't have the time or the money for it right now.

    Going nowhere everybody is a Moto Psycho
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  5. BOWTIE

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    Here are some pictures.
    http://www.fototime.com/7F3379F00E7C35F/standard.jpg

    Ric

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  6. BOWTIE

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    This is not my dash it belongs to Sparky87K5.

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  7. solowookie

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    check out my pics in the members gallery (VDO's instead of auto-meters, but they are in the stock location, and they are much cheaper then the auto-meters...)

    check out the link under my signature.

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  8. solowookie

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    oh yea, here is a list of the gauges sets I am using from both companies...

    VDO Description
    333 158 Tachometer
    301 106 Fuel gauge for GM sender
    332 103 Voltmeter
    350 107 Oil Pressure
    310 105 Temp Gauge
    437 153 Speedometer
    323 900 Temp Gauge Sender Unit
    360 900 Oil Pressure Sender Unit
    340 011 Speedometer Sender Unit
    310 107 Trans Temp Gauge
    323 086 Trans Temp Sender (3/8's inch probe)



    AutoMeter Description
    2499 Tachometer
    2514 Fuel gauge for GM sender
    2592 Voltmeter
    2522 Oil Pressure
    2532 Temp Gauge
    2489 Speedometer
    5291 Speedometer Sender Unit
    2552 Trans Temp Gauge

    (Note, the speedometer and RPM in this setup are 3 3/8" so they will not work in the stock bezels. I will be getting a peice of brushed alluminum and cutting out holes for the gauges so I can incorperate in a tranny temp gauge with the stock cluster...)

    NOTE: some of the senders come with the auto-meter gauges so that is why there are less items in the auto-meter list.

    I can also get a list of the VDO gauge set I used in Insane Ewok... the only differences are the Speedometer used, and the RPM gauge used. they are 4" instead of 3 3/8" for use in the stock bezels.

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    Here ya go" <a target="_blank" href=http://personal.clt.bellsouth.net/clt/m/g/mgervin/photos/gpics.htm>personal.clt.bellsouth.net/clt/m/g/mgervin/photos/gpics.htm</a>

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    How accurate are those autometer fuel gagues? I have never personally used one, and the only one my work has put in has in a jeep and it always read wrong. The ohms were off on it so it would read 1/4 tank when it was empty.

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    Great article blazerguy!! I love it!

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    they make fuel gauges for each type of sender (gm, ford etc.) so either he didn't have the right gauge, or they didn't make one for a jeep sender...

    my VDO fuel gauges is very accurate, and I know autometer sells gauges for the gm senders also.

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    Those look sweet and the write up is great!

    I get all the exercise I need pushing my luck! [​IMG]
     

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