Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Veefour, Nov 25, 2005.
Has anyone replaced ALL of their dashboard gauges with aftermarket ones?
yes. we have at times. do a search to find pics. good luck . i can send you pics if you want? email address?
I did a search on aftermarket gauges, but ddin't find anything on an ALL aftermarket dash.
email is in my profile info. Would love some pics and information on which gauges were used.
here ya go...
Yes, I replaced ALL of mine with digital (Intellitronix) gauges. I even added some that were not there originally. I have speedo, tach, gas, coolant temp, oil temp, trans temp (screwed into the fill plug on my SM465), voltage, oil pressure, fuel pressure, and air/fuel ratio. It's all mounted in a cut down ammo can that fits in the dash (with only minimal mod cutting the corners of the gauge cluster hole square instead of rounded). I'll try to get some pics tomorrow. It's pretty cool, and when I go mudding I can snap the lid on the ammo can and have instant water/mud proof protection. I'm working on a window in the lid for permanent protection.
Don't forget those pics....
I won't but it's been dark out here for a couple hours.
I gotta see this!
ryoken, that is badassss.......
yea your dash is damn fine there. what are you guaging? seed, temp, oil pressure, trans temp, outside temp, temp in hawaii?
thanks guys... kinda dirty in that pic, but you get the idea... there are a bunch of threads on it, so some searchs should bring up stuff..
its fuel, volt, water temp, oil pres, oil temp and tranny temp..
Ryoken, what brand Gauges are those?
Now mind you this is for ruggedness and functionality. It is made out of an ammo can I found at the surplus store for $5. I can take pictures of the unused one and post dimensions if someone cares. It was originally about 10" deep, I cut it down so that it is now about 3-1/2" deep and the gauges are set in 1" (the electronic gauges are only 2" deep!). You can see in some of the pictures where I had to square the corners of the dash cluster opening in the truck, but that took 5 minutes with a dremel. I welded little pieces of angle iron to the sides and drilled holes in them, this box mounts in the ORIGINAL gauge cluster's mounting holes (the little sheet metal clip things) so if I ever wanted I could put back the original gauges, and take this with me. You can see some mud on the faces. But I can snap the ammo can's lid on (with some modification to the latch down mechanism, replaced with square u-bolts and wingnuts) and seal the whole thing up for hardcore offroading. I want to cut a hole in the lid and put a window in it, but haven't had time yet.
Thats really cool. Amazing what you can do with spare time and power tools eh?
Im not a fan of digital gauges, but that really does look great.
There's some people in Hollywood that can can help you with that problem.
Autometer pro comps.... silver trim rings repainted to match dash/truck color...
Guido, not a digital fan most of the time, but i'm digging the ammo box...
This was a magic moment, 180KM. Off screen on left is Volts and B&M trans temp.
auto meter phantoms.
mounting them behind a stock cluster by Mike Ervin... http://www.73-87.com/7387garage/interior/gauges_recessed.htm
surface mounting them by Jeff Dodge... http://www.73-87.com/7387garage/interior/gauge_surface.htm
Where did that "Lev-O-Gage" come from?
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