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Old 07-07-11, 01:58 PM   #1
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Question Custom Gauge Cluster?

Is there a place online that has Pre-cut dash pieces that will replace the cluters set and let you fit Autometer Gauges? or other Aftermarket one's?

reason i ask is i will be doing a 350 swap here soon and wanted to redo the dash..

Engine and trans will be up for Grabs soon as well
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Old 07-07-11, 02:17 PM   #2
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http://motors.shop.ebay.com:80/Cars-...t&Model=Camaro

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Old 07-07-11, 02:28 PM   #3
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lost me.. the dash from these?
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Old 07-07-11, 02:51 PM   #4
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he meant get a camaro and put the 350 in..

You got to custom make one yourself.

Im not a fan of autometer gauges in a japanese car.
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i was useing it as an Exsample any idea what size the gauge holes are on the 89's an up with the Round setup
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They are small, approximately 45 mm. Your best bet is to grab some ABS and start cutting if you want a complete custom setup. I believe some manufacturers make 45 mm gauges, so you could just hollow out the stock cluster and put some in.
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If you're going full custom, I'd use Speedhut gauges over Autometer.
Many of the 2nd gen swappers keep the stock cluster but replace the mechanical speedo with an electronic one from an Acura (which is apparently a very easy swap).
In that case, Digital Dakota boxes are used for both the speedo and tach to get proper readings.

One of the best swaps I've seen used the gauge cluster from the donor Camaro- he did some very nice plastic work to meld the stock bezel to the new gauges.

No matter what, the fuel level gauge is going to be the tough one...Mazda is backasswards from most other cars and almost anything but stock is difficult to get right.
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No matter what, the fuel level gauge is going to be the tough one...Mazda is backasswards from most other cars and almost anything but stock is difficult to get right.
Couldnt you just replace the sender as well?
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check out speedhut gauges, all custom and in my opinion look better then any jap or domestic gauges
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Couldnt you just replace the sender as well?
Yes, I suppose you could.
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before you install the dash please take measurements...it would be alot of help people
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before you install the dash please take measurements...it would be alot of help people
What do you specifically need measurements of? My whole car is apart, so I could conceivably accomplish that task.
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this is the thread that got me thinking speedhut gauges for the winter

I like the stock look but always wanted something better, and to get rid of the smaller gauges in my car, gps speedo is really cool, especially for the t56 swap guys

Cluster issues? My solution...Speedhut gauges retro fit.





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That's very sharp looking. To me, something like that looks right at home in an FD. I always picture the FC as more of a 1980s thing, which something like that almost looks too modern to me for an FC.
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the gauges are customized, point is they look stock, not aftermarket especially because the brand of gauge is not plastered across the front of it
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OoOooO i like that, very sharp indeed
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Prosport 45mm Amber series gauges fit pretty nicely [search]
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Any idea the Sizes for the Speedo and Tach?
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Any idea the Sizes for the Speedo and Tach?
seriously

pull the dash out, pull the gauge cluster off and take your own measurements. if you need to ask...

want someone to cut the holes for you too?
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no i just lack the means of getting a proper Measurement.
not getting any tonight or something? no need to act like that for a simple Question
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AND i dont have the dash as of Yet, just got one off Ebay. and waiting
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no i just lack the means of getting a proper Measurement.
not getting any tonight or something? no need to act like that for a simple Question
it's a simple job. not nearly as complicated as gutting an engine bay, fabricating mounts, modifying a hood, adapting drivelines, running wiring, etc, etc, etc.

most smaller gauges are 52mm or you can get them as small as 45mm which is about as good as it gets for the fuel, oil and temp gauges. the tach is 112mm and the speedo is 94mm.

want me to convert that into inches for you?

by the way, most people make their own blank, cut it to whatever size they need and put whatever gauges they want into that. the question is also pretty vague. maybe you want a CAD drawing of the exact opening size so you can fit as many gauges as possible?

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Congrats on being a world leading ******* i don't need your ****, Thanks for the help
how anyone can work with a dick like you is WAAAAY beyond me. Im out
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