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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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5” autometer gauges in 68 cluster.

Well I bought 5” Autometer gps speedo and tach.
The 2 1/6” are already in the 3 top spots.

I didn’t realize that the 5” holes are ovals and not totally round.
I tried to notch my dash bezel out but messed it up. Will have to buy a new one.

Do y’all know of a after market bezel that accepts the 5” gauge out of the box?
I had a 5” Malory tach that was in it, but I guess it was just a bit smaller than the 5” autometer, because it fits fine.



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I mounted mine in front not back. Just took a little shaving.
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That’s the way the Mallory was, but new gauge seemed too big.

I tried again and got it this time.





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That’s the way the Mallory was, but new gauge seemed too big.

I tried again and got it this time.





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Looks much better mounted from the back. I have mine that way too. Takes a bit of massaging, and looks like you have it!
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How did you mount them, or secure them from the back?



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How did you mount them, or secure them from the back?



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I used a plastic mount that I got from mustang depot (if I remember correctly). Then cut the top of the original metal backing so my dash signal lights would still work.
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Here is a similar part that @blueovalfan68 shows that should work.

https://www.cjponyparts.com/gauge-su...67-1968/p/GS1/

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Here is a similar part that @blueovalfan68 shows that should work.

https://www.cjponyparts.com/gauge-su...67-1968/p/GS1/
Yes! That’s it! @1bad68cat is correct. Thanks!

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I ordered in a new bezel and support bracket....
Unfortunately it will be next week before they come in so I’ll miss working on it this weekend.
Back to cleaning up engine bay for painting.


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Well, the new bezel, new tach, and support plate came in today.
Thought I would go ahead and take a crack at it.

It took quite a bit of massaging to get the support plate and metal backing plate to play nice together.
But finally got it.
I love how it looks...

Thanks for the advice...



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Well, the new bezel, new tach, and support plate came in today.
Thought I would go ahead and take a crack at it.

It took quite a bit of massaging to get the support plate and metal backing plate to play nice together.
But finally got it.
I love how it looks...

Thanks for the advice...
I do like the way your 5" gauges look from behind Mikey, but I think I also like the way @eldog got his 3 small gauges flush in front IMHO. Is that so hard to do? Following because I'll be tackling this with my '68. I lean to more of the resto-mod look than stock, and really wish i could find a simple flat camera finish bezel with 5" holes so that my butchering margin for error is bigger. Does that not exist for these years?
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Well, the new bezel, new tach, and support plate came in today.
Thought I would go ahead and take a crack at it.

It took quite a bit of massaging to get the support plate and metal backing plate to play nice together.
But finally got it.
I love how it looks...

Thanks for the advice...



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Very clean! Love it!

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T5 manual trans, alum driveshaft, 9" w/3.70 gears
Suspension parts from SoT, Global West, Maier Racing, and a few others. Works for me!
TCP manual rack (love it)
EPAS (Love this the most)
VWW V45 wheels (like these too)
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I do like the way your 5" gauges look from behind Mikey, but I think I also like the way @eldog got his 3 small gauges flush in front IMHO. Is that so hard to do? Following because I'll be tackling this with my '68. I lean to more of the resto-mod look than stock, and really wish i could find a simple flat camera finish bezel with 5" holes so that my butchering margin for error is bigger. Does that not exist for these years?
No. Not hard. Just takes a little time with a rotozip/dremel and a grinder. I would go with this bezel on my next build. Sold the blue car you looked at.
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I already had my 5” and 2 1/6” gauges or might have went that direction.



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Blue oval, what are the blue connectors you have on your gauges?
Are they just 90degree females?



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