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OIL/VOLT/VAC Guage placement

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Jun 30, 2001.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have 3 guages from Auto Meter I would like to put into my Blazer, but I can't really find a good place to put them.

    Does anyone out there have ideas, or have guages in their truck that look good? Help! Thanks guys!

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  2. KRAZIE87K5

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    By the way, they are 2 5/8" guages...

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  3. Itali83

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    I've got the same size guages but I got oil, water, volt, and tranny temp. I'm gonna take out the factory guages and mount the new autometers in the stock locations through the bezel.
    Something like this. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.fototime.com/C1D908F858BF6C9/standard.jpg>http://www.fototime.com/C1D908F858BF6C9/standard.jpg</A> Hope this helps.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Yep, that's what I plan on doing one of these days. Right in the dash. Volts, Temp, Tranny temp, fuel gauge in the left side, and speedo in stock location and tach where the fuel gauge is.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  5. Sparky87k5

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    Fuel gauge is in middle between speedo & tach.
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    Who's truck is that? (BY THE WAY, I like the cowl hood!) Was that entire dash custom? I notice that each panel is seperated from the other... IE the small gauges on the left are mounted on a different piece of plastic than the speedo tach and fuel gauges. Can these panels be purchased? If so where, because I would like to go get a set for myself.

    Otherwise, I was trying to think up some way to mount them in the glove box... The guages I need would really only be used for troubleshooting and tuning, not necessarily constant monitoring.

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    I mounted mine in Autometer cups right t the top of the dash by the pillar.

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  8. Itali83

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    krazey87, he fabricated those panels from metal, each piece is seperate and removeable for easy axcess. So the whole bezel is custom. Hope this helps.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
     
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    I just got finished mounting mine in the dash.
    It looks way better than the factory gages.
    Here is a link to Mike Ervins dash.
    Talk about sweeeet.
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    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  10. nd_4_mud

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    know that is sweet. I cant wait to do that to my truck. Just need some more money.

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  11. Itali83

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    Hey Powermaid, you got pics of yours??? I would love to see them!!!! I just orderd my guages today so I still got time to revise my ideas if I need to. so if you got pics please E-mail them to me at
    itali83@maine.rr.com or give me a PM with a link. Thanks a ton!!!!
    Ben 87 Jimmy
     
  12. Sparky87k5

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    KRAZIE87K5, I own the truck & built the dash. As was stated, each panel is 1/8" aluminum with Autometer 2 1/8" gauges and angle mounts. The angle mounts for the speedo & tach are PVC sched 40 pipe cut at same angle as 2 1/8" mounts. Each panel is fully wired and connected to a terminal block with enough slack in the wiring harness to remove panel and work on it. I run oil pressure gauge & light , oil temp, water temp & light, voltmeter & fuel gauge. Hood is Harwood cowl induction.


    87 K5, D60 & 14FF, 5 sp & NP208 & 383 stroker. Build it Bulletproof and take it fishing!
     
  13. POWERMAD

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    Itali83
    No pix yet but I am going to take some. I used the Sport-comp 2 5/8" with the silver bezel.
    I just hogged out the holes with a die-grinder and mounted them.
    Sparky
    That is one nice looking dash ya got there.

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  14. Itali83

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    Sweet Powermaid, same guages I orderd and same idea, if you get pics soon post or send them to me so I can check them out. Thanks!!!!!!
    Ben 87 Jimmy
     

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