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Old 05-29-2017, 08:34 AM
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F1 gauge options

Our 50 F1 project needs gauges. There's no original cluster in there. Just a few cheap aftermarket pieces that don't work.

Looking for ideas.

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- We are 12 volt with the chevy 327
- No desire to stay true to anything... heading further towards rat...no plans to stay all original
- But we love the look of the original cluster. Have seen a couple on eBay and thinking of trying to make those work.

Thoughts?

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Old 05-29-2017, 02:02 PM
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Depends what you are willing to spend. There are quite a few gauge makers that have looks like the old stuff, and then the electronic/mechanical/gps speedo. Dakota Digital has a growing number of vintage looking gauge sets, Autometer does as well, then there is Classic Instruments among many others.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:08 PM
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Depends what you are willing to spend. There are quite a few gauge makers that have looks like the old stuff, and then the electronic/mechanical/gps speedo. Dakota Digital has a growing number of vintage looking gauge sets, Autometer does as well, then there is Classic Instruments among many others.
Thanks for the info. Really appreciate it!
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:26 AM
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Or find an original from another truck. You can get Runtz voltage reducers to make the 6v gauges work with a 12 v battery supply.
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