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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 15, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Custom Dash Gauges Question

Have a 68 Camaro. My gauges are shot and looking to upgrade to Autometer Electrical Gauges.

I am doing away from the MPH and RPM gauges in the dash and want a custom 6 gauge piece to replace there.

Looking for SPEEDO, TACH, WATER, FUEL, OIL, VOLT.

What do you have in yours for custom? I don't want my gauges all over the vehicle like they are now. Looking to clean it up. I don't have a console and not really wanting to do a console either.

Pictures if you have them please with a quick synapse of what it is and where you got it from.

Money doesn't really matter.. I know I am spending over a grand for this.

Thank you so much guys!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 15, 09:46 AM
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Re: Custom Dash Gauges Question

Not ready for my setup just yet, but am leaning toward NPD instrument housing for 3 3/8" tach & speedo (160mph) with (4) 2 1/16" gauges. PN C-9743-02B black face, PN C-9743-02A carbon fiber face or PN C-9743-02S brushed aluminum face. Nice, compact very visible. Just a thought. You can install whatever your taste is for gauges. I do like the cluster w/tach and tic-toc clock I have but no console and would prefer clean. I was considering a pillar gauge setup but none I am aware of fit or have 4 instruments pods available. Good luck.

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I had Autometer Ultralite and Ultralite II gauges in my car before I switched to the Dakota digital VHX ones. I really like the backlit LED lighting that the Autometer II series had. I used a Covan's dash and added LEDs for turn signal and high beam indicators.
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I have a Classic Dash Panel. I bought the carbon fiber dash panel. Then I order the gauges from Speedway Motors. http://classicdash.com/product/1967-...-meter-gauges/ http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Auto-M...Set,42261.html The gauge set didn't come with the Tach so I ordered it separately. I liked the white face gauges and the Chevy emblem on the gauge face. I also purchased this wiring harness to make it easier to install. http://classicdash.com/product/1967-...iring-harness/
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Re: Custom Dash Gauges Question

Thank you everyone. I ordered up electric cobalt gauges from Autometer and purchased the panel from SS396.com in carbon fiber.

Ill take pictures once it is all installed.

Thank you for all your help.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 15, 01:21 PM
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I just went from these:


To these:


I sold the Autometer set up on Ebay for $550.

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So Ron where did you find the new gauge package? I think it looks really nice

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Those are the New Vintage gauges, the 3 in 1 series. That is what i am using also.

http://www.newvintageusa.com/1968.html

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So Ron where did you find the new gauge package? I think it looks really nice
Thanks! Classic Industries sells them. They're made by New Vintage USA.
http://www.classicindustries.com/pro...s/*c95221.html

They're on sale now for 25% off by the way. $629.99-$472.49.

I used my original gauge shroud. The gauges don't come with one, just so you know. I wired them myself. After a lot of thinking, planning and notes on the instructions, I went for it. I NEVER wired gauges before and I did it in about 60-90 minutes. BUT, my car already had the Autometer set up and a painless wiring system in it so I think that made things easier. If I myself had to start running wires I'd have paid someone else to do it. The new Vintage gauges used less than half of the wires the Autometer gauges required.

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I just went from these:


To these:


I sold the Autometer set up on Ebay for $550.

Ron
I would have kept the Autometer gauges. I like how bright the face looks when lit.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 15, 03:09 PM
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I would have kept the Autometer gauges. I like how bright the face looks when lit.
I hear you. I wanted a more "original" look with the gauges without losing any gauges. These fit both criteria for me.
Still stumped on the horn in my thread.

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