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Old 03-04-2011, 03:26 PM
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I am building a 55 chevy panel truck . I am wanting to use the original gauges because they are in great shape , but I am going to be running a carbed 5.3L . Will this work or are my hopes of a stock dash gone .
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I am building a 55 chevy panel truck . I am wanting to use the original gauges because they are in great shape , but I am going to be running a carbed 5.3L . Will this work or are my hopes of a stock dash gone .
I am not sure about the gauges but someone will i am sure. I really like your avatar "SHOGUN" the badest mofolo down around this town.


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I am not sure about the gauges but someone will i am sure. I really like your avatar "SHOGUN" the badest mofolo down around this town.


Cole

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SHO NUFF !!
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I was thinking you should be able to get aftermarket/custom gauges that look stock but work with a newer set-up. Did you try google ?


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tried google -- its an all in one type gauge so they make a plate to mount round gauges but nothing I found that looks like the old but works as new
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check out the 55-59 chevy truck thread a lot of us over there.
i used my stock gauges. i did take them apart clean every thing up, new bulbs and crinkle painted the face.



new face plate is $10 from brothers. i used my old trim bezel.
i would not use the amp gauge, too much going thru there for the old gauge.
i did retrofit a volt gauge in the amp gauge and kept the stock look and needle.

i need to write that one up, but in a nutshell:
remove amp gauge
make volt meter work
cut off old needle
jb weld old needle on new gauge
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and post some pics over in the 55-59 thread
i love panels...
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and use your stock 55 temp sender.

your oil press gauge will be pegged cold and almost pegged warm
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check out the 55-59 chevy truck thread a lot of us over there.
i used my stock gauges. i did take them apart clean every thing up, new bulbs and crinkle painted the face.



new face plate is $10 from brothers. i used my old trim bezel.
i would not use the amp gauge, too much going thru there for the old gauge.
i did retrofit a volt gauge in the amp gauge and kept the stock look and needle.

i need to write that one up, but in a nutshell:
remove amp gauge
make volt meter work
cut off old needle
jb weld old needle on new gauge

Thats great news !- thanks for the info on the amp and temp and pressure too . I posted some a while back in that thread , but thought this topic was better suited for over here .

ill post em again cuase I like to show her off lol
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