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Old 02-08-2003, 03:09 PM
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Are Dolphin Gauges the only game in town for putting new gauges in my '54 Chevy pickup?

There must be other manufacturers, eh? Where else can I look?

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Classic instuments is another place to check. I got Dolphin gauges for my 38 and I am real pleased with the looks of them, I dont like the 90 day waranty very much
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Old 02-09-2003, 03:36 PM
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Nice coupe, bro'!


And thanks for the info ... nice looking gauges.

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I also used the Dolphin guages. I used the ez wiring kit also. They are the same company......... Glennk
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I am using VDO all electronic gauges. They are fine. Get a copy of Street Rodder magazine and you can find special pricing on gauges frequently. It is a very price competitive market.
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For guages you can go to RB's, Dakota Digital, Classic Instruments, and more, make units that replace the 2 circles. Look at Brothers Parts and Golden State Parts who stock a pile of interior and exterior parts.
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I chose to install the aluminum inserts that hold 4 gauges in one housing and the speedometer in the other housing. They fit the stock opening so no cutting of the dash is required. I'm running VDO Night Design in my 50 1/2 ton.
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Looks like the Dolphin inserts are the way to go ... my favorite gauges (as far as looks go) are the Classic gauges. I don't like to see "pictures" of things on my gauges ... dolphins are cool, but I think they're too "loud" on the gauges ... in fact, I don't like any of the logos I've seen. The Classic gauges are nice and simple and I love the old look to them.

I got a copy of Street Rodder yesterday, so I'll scope out the gauges there.

Thanks, again!
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