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Old 11-25-2005, 11:08 PM
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Chevelle SS gauge options?

The dash I bought for my 71 velle came with 70 idiot light gauge pod(green instead of white numbering).
The official gauges are very expensive, has anyone ever used the guts out of a modern gauge and fitted it to a correct faceplate so it looks stock but is really say an autometer gauge?
If so who makes just the faceplates?

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I don't know of any aftermarket gauges you could use for that (or I would do it too), but I've seen some "white faced" gauge stick-ons on ebay. Maybe the folks that make those could print you out some black ones that look like the original. That's about all I can think of. If those gauge faces weren't curved out around the sides, it would be a lot easier to fix. Good luck!

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aftermarket guages

Take a look at how I did mine and see how you like it. It can be done with the old housing and lots of dremel work, plus fabricating some brackets but I think it will look ok.
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Hey- that instrument panel looks great. I thought about doing my dash with aftermarket gauges- I imagined it would turn out looking a lot like the one you've done. Did you just leave the original clear lense off? What size gauges did you use for the speedo and tach?
It looks sharp-
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Speedo is 3 3/8 Fuel is 2 5/8 rest are 2 1/16. No I did not use the plastic lens. Good Luck
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