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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by onlychevy6, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. onlychevy6

    onlychevy6 1/2 ton status

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    i have a 78 blazer with all factory gauges. i want to change them out to the auto meter graphite style. does any one have any idea if these factory gauges are mechanical or electrical? and my gauges did not come with a tach. and i want to install one where my 5" gas gauge goes any suggestion? Or pictures of some one who has done this conversion.. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    click here

    how about this? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Try a search. I know there are several people on here who have done that mod, but I can't think of names off the top of my head. Good luck!

    Kris
     
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    something like this? Sparky87K5 posted this a LONG time ago...I had others with autometers, but the hositing site says they are no longer available. SO here is the one with VDO gauges, you get the idea:

    http://www.fototime.com/6087D9D0348A9D2/standard.jpg
     
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    that was a very helpfull. now i just need to figure out if i need mechanical or electrical gauges.
     
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    That Dash looks awesome with those autometer gauges in it. Awesome job, good motivation for the rest of us.
    /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifDominic
     
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    I'll second that! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That is the article I was actually looking for and I couldnt find it/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif! THanks!

    The one I posted, the autometer ones are Evans I believe (shaggy) Yup great job on both of them!
     
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    happy to help
     

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