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Old 04-30-2005, 07:11 PM
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gauges for 1983 silverado

where can i buy a elec gauges for a 1983 silverado, i have searched the web with no luck.
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Do you mean like digital gauges? I know Dakota Digital makes an entire setup of gauges for your truck. I know this because I have an 86' like yours that Ive been looking for the same thing. I think either Summit or Jegs sells them. From what I can tell it just replaces the entire dash gauge bezell. The whole setup cost I think $650.


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Are you looking for STOCK REPLACEMENTS, or aftermarket upgrades?

For Stock replacements, to replace malfunctioning instruments, I suggest you try the local Bone yard , preferably on a truck you can heat up the electrical system and verify the cluster as good...

For Upgrades..I think, (and don't quote me on the manufacturer), JEG's makes some slick custom face plate covers for stock instrumentation...at a fraction of the cost of a whole cluster. Easy to install, and just follow the instructions on where the needles point when you pull it apart...

Digitals Are a whole other story..If that's where your heading.

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hi guys. thanks for the info. i should have been a little clearer. what im wanting is to go with a complete replacement set up (gauges, bezel ,) but i want somthing like a digital set up or the voodoo white gauges with the blue lights in it, the dolphin gauges are cool too. but im looking for the whole thing.
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Doc here,

According to "Mr Wizard" instrumentation..The 89 - 94 Blazer/jimmy/bravada/and s10 Had digital clusters in them...

The best way to compare is go to the local bone and check one out..see if the cluster will actually fit into the 86 Dash hole..If so that just might be the Cheapest way to go...

Some of the Digital units I've seen that are (or seem to be)generic..have "Sticker Shock".. at about $650.. for a full cluster..(Ouch!)

IF you Do find one Suitable from a bone yard, be sure you nab the senders and pulse generator for the Speedo unit..and the harness in between..

I have the pin-out for the above Digi Cluster 34 pin connector If you get one.So hookup shouldn't be a problem..

As far as Clusters That are tailored To a specific year hole, I had no luck either..they all seem to be generic in nature..or they want you to call them to give that info..I don't know..you'd only find out by calling a few and find out what THEY don't tell you online...

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thanks . ill do some more checking. i was realy wanting to go with the white face vdo gauges ,but keep the orig. cluster look. with out destroying the orig. dash
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Keep us posted on what you find, I have an 86' truck like yours Im working on. Im trying to find some cool looking aftermarket gauges.I used some cheap white faced stickers on ebay for my gauges. They turned out looking like crap, but thats what I get for going cheap.


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You can do what I did. Or maybe you could remove the old gauges and make brackets to hold some new ones from the backside. That way it still has the stock bezel





or you could do this.
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That looks great man, I might try and do something like that. Those dakota digitals are the ones I was talking about in an earlier post. I don't care much for the digital numbers instead of a real gauge.


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