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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2005, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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I'd like to get a tach for my truck seeings how it didn't come with on factory. I was thinking of putting it in one of the two big openings. One has the speedo, and the other on the right side has the fuel guage. Is there a tach out there that has a fuel guage built in? Other options? I'd like to incorperate it into the dash if at all possible. Thanks.
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Re: Guages

you can add a small fuel gauge to one of your side pods (i dont think you have enough to fill all of those holes) and then run a big tach in the now vacant fuel gauge spot. Check out www.lmctruck.com it may not be on there website, but gauges are in their catalog. they have almost every part for a chevy, its a handy catalog to have around.
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Believe it or not, all of those guage pods are filled, and I'm going to replace the one that has a clock in it, with another voltmeter seeings as I will be running dual batteries. I have checked out LMC Truck, I didn't see any off hand but I'll check again. The only thing aobut them is that they are a little pricey. Now there might be one or two closer to the colum that are open, but I will check that again too.
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Re: Guages

if not have you thought of doing a seperate double gauge panel for things like the extra voltmeter oil pressure or whatever it may be. I have a triple one for oil, volts, temp. itsa mounted right underneath the ash tray. it looks pretty nice.
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yes I have. But it's already got temp, oil psi, voltmeter and clock [which will be replaced by another voltmeter]. I also have to figure out where I'm installing my CB at too. That's why I'd like to know if anyone made a tach/fuel gage combo. Also did GM make a factory tach for the '73-'87 trucks? I'd like to get one that would match the factory gauges. Hell even one out of an '89-'91 K5 or Suburban would work if GM made it.
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I know they did, ive seen trucks that have them, and in them lmc catalog it say for truck w/ a factory tach or without one. I just cant seem to find a tach though. check ebay, its your best bet.
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Re: Guages

hey check these guages out
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Nice setup, got anymore pictures of the dash?
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I'm also thinking about checking out my local junkyards too. They seem to stock quite a few old chevy's/GMC's. I didn't think of ebay, I'll look there too.
How far do those gauges stick out? They look like they might be in the way or un-comfortable for the person riding bitch.
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Re: Guages

I've been looking at swapping out all of my guages. I've been using these sites for inspiration:

http://www.geocities.com/spencerhut/truck/dash.htm
http://www.73-87.com/7387garage/inte...ge_surface.htm

And Autometer makes a quad guage that looks really sharp. Its 5" and has fuel, oil, water and volts on it.

http://hp.autometer.com/products/str...tic_white.html
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