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Shoebox Ford gauge upgrade

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Coachgault, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Coachgault
    Joined: Nov 28, 2015
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    Coachgault
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    The build of your vintage project involves many challenges not the least of which is the dashboard treatment... there are many choices ....OEM , aftermarket, etc..
    We decided to take a shot at retrofitting the Tbird instruments into the OEM housing...
     

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  2. Grosen84
    Joined: Sep 7, 2017
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    Grosen84

    Nicely done, going to share any more details?
     
  3. Coachgault
    Joined: Nov 28, 2015
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    Sure...what would you like to see... I posted some stuff for heat/ac conversion...and a slick in dash stereo conversion which l have not yet posted....
     
  4. Hnstray
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    from Quincy, IL

    More details about the source of the "T-Bird" instruments would be a nice start. Also mods required to mount it. "The Devil Is In The Details".......

    Ray
     
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  5. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    It would be nice to block out the metric crap
     
  6. Coachgault
    Joined: Nov 28, 2015
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    Not sure how this works...l wrote a more detailed description of how to do this...if you send me your email I can send you it...l don't know how to post the article here...any coaching appreciated....
     
  7. Coachgault
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    Here you go..
     

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  8. Steve More
    Joined: Nov 17, 2015
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    looks good, I went a bit different route but it works for me. image.jpeg
     
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  9. Coachgault
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    Nicely done...where did the gauges come from and can you share more on your project...
     
  10. pie pie
    Joined: Jun 29, 2008
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    pie pie
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    from missouri

    anymore info on this? looks great!
     
  11. Steve More
    Joined: Nov 17, 2015
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    The gauges are mounted in 1/8 inch sign material in the original housing. the speedo is an 85mm GPS model ( as the T5 trans I have has an electronic sender), the fuel and oil gauges are 2", and the indicator lights were purchased off Ebay.

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