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Gauges?????
#1
Where would the best place be to mount some aftermarket(Sunpro) 1 5/8" gauges on a 73 Mustang that had no gauges, just idiot lights. The only place I can find is to either drill some holes in the panel left of the headlight switch or to mount them on a pod beneath it. Anybody have any suggestions.

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1989 Mercury Cougar XR7
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1966 Mercury Comet 202
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#2
I would buy the center pod with the gauges. Untill I got all the wiring correct for the originals, I just mounted some after market 2" gauges in the original pods. Looked very factory and I didn't have to drill a hole.

72 Q Code Mach 1, 351C, Toploader.
69 Torino GT Convertible, 351W, FMX
03 Anniversary Harley Davidson
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91 F350 Lariet Crewcab 4x4, 460, automatic
2012 Escape 4x4
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#3
When i got mine i had thought about mounting them in the same place, under the headlight switch. But i didn't like the way it looked also the view was not to good. so this is what i did to mine [Image: IM002758.jpg] [Image: Photo-0045.jpg] plan on buying center with gauges later. with a 41 year old motor i wanted to know oil pressure and temp. I never liked idiot lights

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Yea,Tho i cruise through the valley of the shadow of rice,I will fear no Turbo,For Torque art with me.Thy rods and crankshaft,they comfort me. Big Grin Robert
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#4
X2 on the center pods. I got a used one from Don and mounted them. Cleaned up the dash real nice.
Jim

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#5
thundertc64;38779 Wrote:When i got mine i had thought about mounting them in the same place, under the headlight switch. But i didn't like the way it looked also the view was not to good. so this is what i did to mine [Image: IM002758.jpg] [Image: Photo-0045.jpg] plan on buying center with gauges later. with a 41 year old motor i wanted to know oil pressure and temp. I never liked idiot lights
When you cut the emblem out on the center dash does the gauges interfere with the AC ducts???

BTW: I use to have two center dashes with the gauges but I sold them on ebay years ago, doooh!!!!!!!




my current rides
1973 Mustang Coupe
1989 Mercury Cougar XR7
1973 Mercury XR7 Cougar Convertible(sold)
1966 Mercury Comet 202
1985 F150 4x4
1962 Ford Fairlane 500
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ramair;38782 Wrote:
thundertc64;38779 Wrote:When i got mine i had thought about mounting them in the same place, under the headlight switch. But i didn't like the way it looked also the view was not to good. so this is what i did to mine [Image: IM002758.jpg] [Image: Photo-0045.jpg] plan on buying center with gauges later. with a 41 year old motor i wanted to know oil pressure and temp. I never liked idiot lights
When you cut the emblem out on the center dash does the gauges interfere with the AC ducts???

BTW: I use to have two center dashes with the gauges but I sold them on ebay years ago, doooh!!!!!!!

No problem with a/c ducts, mine stick out just a bit from the dash ( not much ) but they can go further back with no problems. But i will say this, BE SURE to TEST FIT to get them the way you like them, before you mount permanently. Yea i know the feeling i have sold parts and later i found that i wanted to use them but no longer had them

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Yea,Tho i cruise through the valley of the shadow of rice,I will fear no Turbo,For Torque art with me.Thy rods and crankshaft,they comfort me. Big Grin Robert
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#7
I bought mine on eBay a few years back. Might have bought yours! I've bought so much for my cars on eBay. I'll get a picture of mine today. Mine are mounted inside the original gauge pods so they look original.

72 Q Code Mach 1, 351C, Toploader.
69 Torino GT Convertible, 351W, FMX
03 Anniversary Harley Davidson
31 Deluxe Tudor
91 F350 Lariet Crewcab 4x4, 460, automatic
2012 Escape 4x4
92 Feature Edition Mustang
82 F100 Shortbed
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#8
Did the original gauge pods here too. Looks better that way I think.
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#9
Not a great pic buy you can get an idea how I did mine.

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Mike
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#10
When I bought my new centre console bezel I made a choice to keep the standard basic bezel instead of the instrument bezel because I really liked the look of the Mustang badge on there. So I put my Sunpro gauges under the centre stack where the Sunpro gauge bezel is held in place by friction. I wrapped pvc tape around the top lip of the gauge bezel first so it wouldn't scratch the console bezel as I was sliding it in.

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