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Old 06-13-2005, 05:26 PM
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I want to use this billet dash insert for my 83 Chevy truck. The thing about is is that I want 5" auto meter gages for the speedo and the tack and finish up the rest with 2 5/8. The holes in the panel are 4.5 and 2 3/8 inches. Does any one know what the smallest hole a 5" gauge will fit in. I will probably have to cut the holes bigger any suggestions on how to do it. I am not a pro at wiring will this be difficult to wire. The first pic is the look that I am going for and the second and third is what I have to work with.
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Myself I would use like a little dremal tool or a drill with a grinding stone on it to widen the holes out. Just do a little at a time and check the size by putting the gauge into it after everytime you take a little bit off of it. Just take your time, and don't get into a big hurry. If you get into a hurry, then thats when youll get it to look bad.

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Good points wakboarder...the only thing i can ad to his advice is if your that worried about making the hole larger you can always mount it on top of the dash cap or even on the steering colomn...personally id go with the colomn and im not a fan of billet...thats just me tho..but good luck to you,
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Mounting hole for 5" Autometer gauges is 4 5/8", trust me on this one, just did it 5 days ago.
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