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Lightbulb digital guages for 65 elkie

lookin for digital guages that dont cost a fortune. want to replace autometer guages to digital. need strip style to fit above c/d player 2" wide by 5" long. summitt has em for $400.00. what a rip. $10.00 in parts. anyone make their own from a kit? adding vintage air a/c so i have no room under dash for old guages. any help will be rewarded in hot rod heaven. thanks. ronf702@aol.com :

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$400 is pretty reasonable when you consider what is involved in making your own, there is a heck of lot more than $10 in parts...never mind the labour. You still have to make your own circuit boards and then fit it into a reasonably sized housing, that's a lot of work. Considering you get a warranty and a tested assembly, that price is a bargain if you ask me.
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HEY EK: I purchased the five digital gauge panel from Sumitt Racing. It is now manufactured by Nordskog Performance and it has a LIFE TIME warranty. I had problems with speedometer and they sent me a whole new board. I just pulled it out again tonight because of Fuel gauge problems but they will fix or replace it at NO CHARGE. I have looked at other digitals and they don 't have life time warranty....just my expirence... DAVE
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hey all thanks for the input. digital guages are indeed expensive. however we are not talkin rockets to the moon here. i still think $ 400.00 for these guages are way over priced. im sure that some japaneese or asian co. can make em cheaper.
as far as life time warrantys are concerned; BFD.
your car is down while they send u a new board/fix what was broken. not much when u consider the hassel of r/r the new guages. someone out there has the knowledge to build a better cheaper set of guages. maybe an old elect. head who built radios out of kits as a kid can help. anyone want to start a joint venture for digital guages??
again thanks for the help guys.
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