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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Capman2k, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. Capman2k

    Capman2k 3/4 ton status

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    I'm thinking ahead into the future, like after Mr. K5 is properly running and I get a new (sound) system installed... What are some options for the dash? I'm thinking mainly the speedo and the fuel gauge, but the other side ones would be nice too... I'm thinking like a back-lit or digital display.. the lights are okay, but just not cool... plus I think a couple of mine are burned out :)

    Anyone with some info or whatever, gimmie a reply!

    79 K5 Blazer Cheyenne.... That's all I have to say about that.
     
  2. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    check out my gallery... (link at end of signature) I got an after-market gauges I used to replace all the stock gauges!

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Jeffs-Stuff>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Jeffs-Stuff</a>
     
  3. StageZ

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    my dash is dead... it has a cover that I hate on it right now, but not for long... a friend of mine works with sheet metal so... he is gonna build me a dash from scrach... I gonna put all autometer gauges in it... Oil pressure, air/fuel, coolent temp, rpm, speed, tran temp, battery and leave one or two holes open for when I throw my supercharged 383 stoker in...
    one thing that matters, if you get new gauges, buy brand name like autometer... you wont have to worry about them breaking...
     
  4. Capman2k

    Capman2k 3/4 ton status

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    Wookie, nice gauges :) I also like the interior on that jedi whatchamajigger one... I'll have to do something like that in mine... only not purple :D

    79 K5 Blazer Cheyenne.... That's all I have to say about that.
     
  5. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    When I get a extra $600.00 burning a whole in my wallet. I am going to get these <a target="_blank" href=http://www.dakotadigital.com/>http://www.dakotadigital.com/</a>

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
     
  6. blackdog

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    <font color=black>I'm thinking about white-face gauges and a billet bezel set up for mine. I've always had a thing for white face gauges. I haven't looked very hard yet, but this is a source I just found:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.billetgrills.com/search_result5.asp?Category=dash_face_gauges&amp;Manufacturer=APC>http://www.billetgrills.com/search_result5.asp?Category=dash_face_gauges&amp;Manufacturer=APC</a>

    <font color=black> "Where did all these people come from, and how soon can they leave..."
    -OLD 97's</font color=black>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.k5.batcave.net>www.k5.batcave.net</a>
     
  7. shawnboy

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    Very nice indeed. Sure looks better than the stock setup.
    Shawnboy.

    If you are having too much fun it's probably illegal.
     
  8. lakotajoe

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    dont the turn signals and somthing else go through the board behind the gauges
     
  9. solowookie

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    yea, but considering it is really easy to splice some normal lights it is not that big of a deal to fabricate you own in. you hook into the lights just like you do the sender for the gauges etc...

    you got your brights, check engine oil light, blinkers, seat belt light, and 4x4 indicator for the k5's that got it... I've fabricated in lights to accomodate for all those I care about (brake, check engine, blinkers, and high beams...)

    it's cake...

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  10. ironmikek5

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    I'm going for the Dakota Digital setup in my Blazer, they look slick and will go great with my "blackout" theme. I'm trying to as much as possible, inside and out, in black. When I'm done, I'll call it "stealth" or something.

    Of course, I'll be found in it like a crispy bee because the black interior and exterior cooked me like a potato in the hot sun...especially as I yanked my AC

    <font color=red>"Oil? That's not my oil...that was there before" </font color=red>[​IMG]
     
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    <font color=purple> I too love the white face gauges ......... they're easier to read and look nicer !

    L8r,
    . Riz . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</a>

    <font color=purple> BOW CHICKA BOW WOW !
     
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    you went ALL black, and pulled you a/c??? [​IMG]

    man, I don't know if that is brave or just plain crazy! [​IMG]

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  13. ironmikek5

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    Nah, pulled my A/C, and then decided to go all black. I still have the equipment, so I can throw it back in and have it recharged, or maybe install one of those produce misters...

    <font color=red>"Oil? That's not my oil...that was there before" </font color=red>[​IMG]
     

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