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How to take apart crimped gauge housings?

I want to put the original speedometer and fuel gauge from my camaro into some gauge housings I have, to make it easy to mount in my custom dash. The gauge housings I want to use are crimped shut, do I need to bend open the crimp? How do people normally open these up?

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"people" don't cut them open. they are permanent. to open it would most likely destroy it. but, you could take a die grinder and cut it open behind the crimp. install your new stuff. and somehow or another, perhaps weld, it back closed.
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make the dash fit the gauges, rather than making the gauges fit the dash
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If you really want to use (insert)your old gauges ,you dont necessarily have to open the crimp.
Cut the other end of housing off carefully so the glass doesnt break,
your old gauges probably wont fit that older bolt hole pattern.
Plan a way to mount your "old gauges " into end of housing.
Seems like a lot of work to have custom dash with old gauges but might look nice... long as you like it thats all that matters....go for it
I wouldn't advise any welding any where near the gauge itself
got any pics?

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