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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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custom dash mount gauges 1970 mustang fastback

hey , heres a few pics of oil and temp gauges in stalled on the dash... what do you guys think?
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No thoughts / comments?? Good , bad or ugly guys??
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That's what we did back in the seventies. Today, I'd probably use "angle rings" to tilt them toward the driver's eyes...

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I went with the '69 Shelby gauge pod at the bottom of the dash. I prefer that to what's in the picture, but it does require a console. Just my take.

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Yea I thought about them options but need to grt them shipped all the way to qatar and was fine with the gauges down under but then installed a radio unit as was missing some rock n roll everytime I took her out ... here's a pic before and after
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For a street driven car I would have relied on the factory gauges or the original location vs cutting the dash pad, but that's me.

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I would have the original air conditioning vents there instead of gauges. It's hot enough here in Texas that I can't drive without A/C. I can't imagine how you can survive without it.
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daily driven car and needed a radio unit in so yeah

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For a street driven car I would have relied on the factory gauges or the original location vs cutting the dash pad, but that's me.
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have a ice cold classic air unit to cope with the temps down here mate


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I would have the original air conditioning vents there instead of gauges. It's hot enough here in Texas that I can't drive without A/C. I can't imagine how you can survive without it.
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Joseph,

I think it looks great! I like the gauges in the dash pad and would not want to rely on the factory temp gauge either, driving in Qatar. If folks have not been there, they just don't understand that heat. I was looking at doing something similar to get more gauges, but i ended up going with the aftermarket 6 gauge cluster. If you ever end up changing your mind, a new dash is an easy install too.

What did you do with your heater controls? Does your AC unit also control that as well? I would have done a double din on mine as well, but not sure what to do with those controls.

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Also, I'd probably post this up in the mod and custom forum on here if you wanted to appeal to those who are more open to anything that is not original.

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Joseph,

I think it looks great! I like the gauges in the dash pad and would not want to rely on the factory temp gauge either, driving in Qatar. If folks have not been there, they just don't understand that heat. I was looking at doing something similar to get more gauges, but i ended up going with the aftermarket 6 gauge cluster. If you ever end up changing your mind, a new dash is an easy install too.

What did you do with your heater controls? Does your AC unit also control that as well? I would have done a double din on mine as well, but not sure what to do with those controls.
which after market 6 gauge cluster did you use mate? and removed the heater controls yup
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which after market 6 gauge cluster did you use mate? and removed the heater controls yup
I used the Mustangs to Fear cluster finished in carbon fiber. Passenger panel is the same finish. Gauges are from Speedhut.
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