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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 11:12 AM
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Anybody ditched their digital cluster for a set of aftermarket gauges? You'd have to fabricate some sort of brackets and a faceplate, and I'm sure the wiring would be a PITA. It would look real cool if you had a regular speedo sitting next to a tach in there, and have three gauges in the a pillar.

Post some pics if you've done this.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 11:25 AM
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It could be done, I've seen it done in an impala. I guess the biggest obstacle would be the logistics of it. Figuring out speed sensor signal for the speedo and the fuel sender signal for a gas gauge. I think everything else would be easy to figure out. I sheet of ABS plastic would do the trick for mounting the gauges and the original trim bezel to got over it would give it a finished look...
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 04:46 PM
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Anything would be better than the (lack of) driver info center that the Fleetwoods got. [img]graemlins/.gif[/img]
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 05:17 PM
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Good idea Eddie... one day I will get around to this. I hate not knowing what temp or oil pressure the car is running at..
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 04:13 PM
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I would never give up my digital speedometer.
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 06:04 PM
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Yeah I kinda Like mine too... What I was thimk of doimg is add another didgital readout inside the oem cluster for my digital boost gauge boost gauge or taking my rpm one apart and putting that one inside the cluster and placing the boost gauge in my a pillar pod... I'll figure something out....
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 12:55 PM
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i'm actually getting ready to design a sheet-metal dash for everything because i just removed mine along with all the heater/AC/blower junk...
i know the right book would tell me which wire is which, i didn't really think it would be worth the hassle. i was almost thinking of just re-mounting the original cluster.

heater control box is going way up against the firewall because the Only thing i'll ever use it for, is checking codes. and the traction button is tied in with the cluster(theres another post about how i set the tracion default to off)

so all thats left for the new dash is 5" autometer/shiftlight, trunk button, digi cluster and the headlight/dimmer switch. then i have room for all those extras, no more "idiot-lights"!
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 02:41 PM
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Take pics Will... I wanna see what it loks like without a dash...
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 05:36 PM
CustomCaddys
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here's one, putfiles acting up

i'll take my crown Now for "nicest interior" seeing that no one can touch my multi-tone.
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 10:45 PM
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LOL... Will your bananas!!!
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