Aftermarket gauges

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montaillou

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Can anyone recommend a line of gauges that closely match our dash gauges?

I'm replacing them because I want them to be lighted and some of the solutions I've read about don't appeal to me. Also, I'm about doubling the number of gauges and thought it would just be easier with all new.

While I have found some gauges that a close, after hours on the internet I have yet to find a line that has the limits our gauges do for all the gauges. For instance, I don't want a speedometer that reads to 140 if the truck will never even get close to that speed short of going over a cliff.

If you're wondering why I'm getting so many gauges, well, I figure more information is better than less.
So far I'm looking for:
Oil Temp
Transmission Oil Temp
Oil Pressue
Air Pressure
Water Temp
Fuel Level x3 as I'll have 3 fuel tanks
Battery Voltmeter x3 as I'll have 2 electrical systems and 3 batteries
Speedometer
Tachometer w/hours
Boost
Pyrometer
Brake Pressure

If you can think of any more...

Ideally I'd like to get white face with black writing, but mostly I would just prefer that they all match - though right now that's not looking likely.

For instance, I have found a number of speedometers that list 0-60, but then don't list km, so I'd have to get a separate gauge for that. I have found gauges that are 0-65 but they're marine gauges and the lines I've looked at so far don't have almost anything else that match the gauge limits on these trucks.
 

cattlerepairman

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Also, some manufacturers of gauges (Westach is the one I worked with) will set the dial faces up to your needs, including custom colour ranges for green-yellow-red warnings. If you really want a matching set and displays that show what you need them to show it is worth talking to the manufacturers and see what they are able and willing to do for you.
 

kubotaman

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Find any gauges that meet your needs? I was strongly considering putting different gauges in my modified M813
 

montaillou

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Due to a few circumstances, I haven't gotten to buying/installing new gauges yet. However, in post #2 is a link to the gauges I will probably go with. SW Deluxe series probably has the most gauges that match the scale our trucks use. If you're not looking for as many gauges or don't care if they match, evil bay is certainly an alternative. Another option to look at is construction (non-truck) equipment gauges.

I just picked up an aluminum plate, 10" x 30" that I'm gonna mount above the windshield (at a downward facing angle) where I'll put the overflow of gauges. It's getting attached on the lower side with piano hinges and on the upper with a pair of marine locker hinges - I'll post a pic when it's done.
 

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I think someone was making blank gauge panels. You may want to see if you can find one of them and maybe change the layout to make the new ones all fit.
I'll be redesigning my own panel in place of the original for things I want to glance at while the truck is in motion (speed, tach, pressure gauges, temp gauges, fuel tanks, etc). The panel above the windshield will have other items that I don't need to look at as much, usually at start up or when I'm idling (volt meter, amp meter, ARB switches, wind speed, outside temp, etc).
 
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