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What size gauges fit a 1951 Chevy Coupe?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KarKrazy56, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. KarKrazy56
    Joined: Jun 7, 2012
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    KarKrazy56
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    from NJ

    Looking to buy gauges for my 51 chevy coupe but I don't know what size to get 5" or 3 3/8" to fit right into where the originals are at.
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  2. motoandy
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    motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    Interested as well. Can you post some dash pics as well?
     
  3. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
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    Boones
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    from Kent, Wa

    nothing is a direct fit. I bought a set of NuVintage for my 51 as they also make an adapter to work with the factory bezel

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  4. KarKrazy56
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    KarKrazy56
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    from NJ

    @Boones You have any idea what size they are?
     
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  5. 52HardTop
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
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    Look for a 5 inch quad set. Both my cars have Auto Meter gauges in the stock locations. There are many other makers with 5 inch gauges.
    Dom

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  6. Boones
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    Boones
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    from Kent, Wa

    52 hardtop, how did you mount yours, the 5" was a little large if i remember unless I either cut the hole larger (and went without the bezel) or fab'd a mounting bracket to help center in the opening (or maybe they were slightly smaller, do not remember)
     
  7. KarKrazy56
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    KarKrazy56
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    from NJ

    I sent him a pm..
     
  8. 52HardTop
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
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    52HardTop
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    Hey guys, I did use the stock bezels. It was the back side of the bezels that I had to trim. I didn't touch the new gauges. I have the new gauges with their bezels sitting in the stock bezels. Again with a little trimming I got them to sit nicely. I then took the old mounting brackets and cut them so they would sit around the new gauge body. I use the old brackets to hold the new gauges to the back side of the dash. It's been a while since I did them. I know there may have been more done to the stock brackets. i just don't remember exactly what it was. I may just look under the convertible as it was done last.
    Dom
     
  9. KarKrazy56
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    KarKrazy56
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    from NJ

    Thanks for the help!
     

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