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Easy way to add aftermarket gauges

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ahx, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. ahx

    ahx Registered Member

    Jun 27, 2004
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    Wayne, NJ
    I was at a loss on how to add aftermarket gauges so here is what i did.

    Took a piece of lexan from homodepot roughly 1/8 thick.

    put a 3 31/4 inch hole saw in my drill press.

    put the piece of lexan over a piece of scrap wood.

    clamped it at the edges and cut out the 3 1/4 inch hole.

    took the 3 1/4 inch circle I cut out and clamped it back to the wood.

    changes to a 2 inch hole saw.

    cut out the 2 inch hole in the 3 1/4 inch circle.

    this created a nice trim ring that would cover up the stock goofy sort-of-circle holes for the stock gauges. it is not the greates solution but does look decent. I painted them the same color as my dash face.

    I will get some pics this weekend to post if anyone is interested.. did it for an aftermarket phantom o/p gauge nad an afr gauge that i put in the lower left empty gauge spot. I think some people have clock there.

    Oh, I also cut out the stock cluster behind the face so the mounts didnt hit anything. not the best way but hte quickest, this truck is a toy so I wasnt going for the professional look jsut hte decent look.

    The actual dash face needs to have most of the plastic shaved down to the last step so that the gauge fits in centered.

  2. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

    Apr 7, 2004
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    sacramento ca
    pic's????? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
  3. hawkeye649

    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

    Mar 26, 2004
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    New Hamp-shi-ah
    I second

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