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  1. Redtruck-VA

    Redtruck-VA Senior Member

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    Hey guys I'm new to the 1st Gen world, post up some pictures of how your gauges are mounted. Also how do you remove the center panel in the dash?
     
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    Do you just want a pic of the dash from the outside or do you need one of what's behind the panel cause I dont have one with the panel off.
     
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    I'm thinking of putting two or three gages in the center panel. So pictures showing gauges mounted and a little information on how to disassemble it would be great.
    Thanks,
     
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    This isn't my truck since it's still stock but I found this in a search and thought it looked pretty clean. I looked for a DIY to go along with it but didn't see one.

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    That looks awesome. Dumb question, how is the say radio or center panel removed from the dash?
     
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    That I don't know. It kinda looks like he just cut it out.:superhack:

    This is what mine looks like. The rectangle on the left is for the 4WD indicator light, cubby hole on the right and radio underneath.

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    I guess I'll have to pull the front and then make the insert plate(s). I'll probably remove the radio while I'm at it. Maybe have a spare dash face to work with and then just swap.
     
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    here is the gauges i got on my truck. voltage, engine temp, tach, vacuum and out door temp. stock gauges suck for the most part.
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    Yes, I'm thinking tach, boost, fuel pressure, egt. I specifically want a 0-3500 3-3/4" tach. I want to put it on the steering column. I've found a couple that use a flywheel pickup, but don't know if the harmonic balancer pickup will be a good substitute or is there a mounting arrangement that can be used with the flywheel pickup.. I think our flywheel(flex plate) is 152 teeth.
     
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    ya i don't know much about that. i am use to dealing with a gasser lol. i am pretty good at making stuff work tho. i got a overhead console out of a 93 jeep Cherokee in my 93 and a OHC out out of a 93 caravan in my 81. if i can get some decent led light for the 98 caravan OHC that will be going in my 81 but having a hard time finding good leds for a weird light setup.
     

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