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Auto meter gauges picture.

Because I refuse to get "BENT OVER" and pay $400 for a set of console gauges for my 67 I decided to purchase a set of console gauges from Auto Meter. The package arrived and I must say they do appear to be well made and sturdy but I'm not an expert and the gauges show oil pressure, amps and water temp. I'm wanting the oil pressure and water temp because I'm not really sure I trust the dummy lights and I like the way the gauges look at the end of the console. I was disappointed that the gauges from Auto Wire were not bigger and are not as wide as the OEM gauges but they do look really nice.

Anyway...I was hoping that someone might have a picture of gauges they installed that they could post so I can see what they look like and get an idea of how to install the set I have. Thanks.

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Here's a pic of mine. In a Auto Meter gauge pod /'69 console. I refuse to get bent over too. These cost about half as much as the factory repro's.

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Eric, you are using the bright LED lights, right?

Looks really good.

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WOW! Those are damn nice! I'm looking for a pic of the black module with the 3 gauges...oil, amps & water. I'm not sure how to mount mine. Under the ash tray or to the console. After seeing prices for consoles I'm scared to breathe on mine. The prices on those things drive me nucking futs!

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Eric, you are using the bright LED lights, right?

Looks really good.
Thanks, Michael. Yep,those are the Superbright LEDS.

Hey Al, That plug-in looks like a great idea. Wish I would of done that, but my water temp is mech. I might have to switch to electric someday.

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Mount to dash metal, at the bottom edge of the bezel the ashtray is set in. As a first test, just put the gauges in the panel and use some of that foam double sided tape to mount it under the dash, and see how it looks and whether you can really see them while driving.

Heck, if you clean the metal well enough and no one has Armor All'd down there, you may be able to get away with a good automotive or exterior grade double side tape to mount the panel and not drill any holes in anything. As long as it isn't someplace where it could come loose and get to your feet at the accelerator or brake pedal.

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Re: Auto meter gauges picture.

Your talking 67 camaro. Do you have the factory console. I installed some 2-5/8 autometer in a stock guage panel on a 67 camaro for a buddie of mine. The factory guage cluster for the console was metal. I did have to grind the holes bigger for the guages to fit.

Sorry no pictures as I did this about 10 years ago.

This is the part I modified.

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Your talking 67 camaro. Do you have the factory console. I installed some 2-5/8 autometer in a stock guage panel on a 67 camaro for a buddie of mine. The factory guage cluster for the console was metal. I did have to grind the holes bigger for the guages to fit.

Sorry no pictures as I did this about 10 years ago.

This is the part I modified.

http://www.classicindustries.com/cam...s/6458139.html


Yes sir I'm talkin 67 Camaro and I do have the factory console. The gauges in the link you sent are what I'm wanting but dont want to spend that kind of money. The set I have from Auto Wire are much smaller and don't attach to the console and appears I have to bolt/screw/tape it under teh ash tray some how. The more I look at this I'm not to excited about the plastic tubing that runs hot oil into the car. I may not hook that gauge up.

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I just installed the 3 pod autometer guages. They installed under the ash tray. I didn't want t drill any more holes under there so I drilled two holes in the guage pod and just screwed it through the existing ash tray holes. Will take some pics tomorrow and post em.
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Here you go!

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Yes sir I'm talkin 67 Camaro and I do have the factory console. The gauges in the link you sent are what I'm wanting but dont want to spend that kind of money. The set I have from Auto Wire are much smaller and don't attach to the console and appears I have to bolt/screw/tape it under teh ash tray some how. The more I look at this I'm not to excited about the plastic tubing that runs hot oil into the car. I may not hook that gauge up.
I also wasn't happy to have a hot oil line running into the car so changed my mechanical guage to an electric one.

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I just installed the 3 pod autometer guages. They installed under the ash tray. I didn't want t drill any more holes under there so I drilled two holes in the guage pod and just screwed it through the existing ash tray holes. Will take some pics tomorrow and post em.
The easiest route. I have done the same, even in other vehicles, used existing hardware.

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