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#1 datsunfreak

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 05:25 PM

Anyone seen the later dash kitted with aftermarket gauges that look right for the car? Autometer is a bit flash for my tastes, but maybe something like a Stewart-Warner vintage style?

 

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 06:31 PM

Speedhut are all custom made. Still not quite the same in my opinion but a very nice gauge either way.

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 07:06 PM

Speedhut has huge number of options. Thin,so they install  ez.   Love mine. 



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 07:33 AM

Speedhut are all custom made. Still not quite the same in my opinion but a very nice gauge either way.

 

Speedhut has huge number of options. Thin,so they install  ez.   Love mine. 

 

Interesting idea. Thanks! 

 

I like that they have combo gauges too. Perfect for replacing the combo gauge on the right side...   :thumbup:

 

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#5 Lockleaf

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:10 AM

Speedhut is the same recommendation I would make, but beyond that VDO makes some gauges that look very similar to old Datsun gauges. Oddly, I think they are from their marine line, but I could be wrong.

I just did a quick search for ”Datsun speedhut" on google images and it showed some decent looking options people have chosen. Also showed some horrid ones, but hey, that happens

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:17 AM

Another option is http://www.dolphingauges.com/

 

They make multi gauges too.

 

 

Personally, I went with Speedhut but more because I could custom choose the set up.



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:28 AM

Most roadster owners seem to go with Classic Instrument gauges, but mostly in the flat dash cars. Not sure if they make something you would like and fit in a high screen dash but couldn't hurt to check.



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:21 PM

Most roadster owners seem to go with Classic Instrument gauges, but mostly in the flat dash cars. Not sure if they make something you would like and fit in a high screen dash but couldn't hurt to check.

 

They have a few things I like, but pricing compared to Speedhut would probably keep them out of contention.

 

 

Speedhut is the same recommendation I would make, but beyond that VDO makes some gauges that look very similar to old Datsun gauges. Oddly, I think they are from their marine line, but I could be wrong.

 

I'll check those out. Thanks.   :thumbup:

 

 

 

I just did a quick search for ”Datsun speedhut" on google images... showed some horrid ones, but hey, that happens

 

"Classy" is definitely the order of the day here.   B)

 

Another option is http://www.dolphingauges.com/

 

They make multi gauges too.

 

Thanks. I'll check that out.   :thumbup:


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:26 PM

I dig this VDO set-up, but no combo gauges...

 

http://www.vdo-gauge...tachometer.html

 

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There's a combo gauge for the "Onyx" series though...

 

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:49 PM

Seems like autometer has a lot more options if you haven't looked at them in a while.  They have a few different combo gauges too.  Might still be too flashy & pricey for what you're looking for, though.

 

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 06:58 PM

Seems like autometer has a lot more options if you haven't looked at them in a while. 

 

 

I have not, apparently.   ^_^

 

 

 They have a few different combo gauges too.  

 

I did not know that. Very cool.   :thumbup:

 

 

 

Might still be too flashy & pricey for what you're looking for, though.

 

Honestly, the other options listed above are just as pricey.   :rofl:

 

Do you know any model names for the gauges you posted? Not seeing them on Summit...


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:03 PM

http://www.autometer...ck-diamond.html

 

http://www.autometer...er-black-2.html

 

http://www.autometer...gner-black.html

 

I think those are the three I posted.  They have others but I figured you'd be looking for black.


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:10 PM

I think those are the three I posted. 

 

Not bad. I think I could do the 5" combo on the right, the 5" speedo on the left, and the 3 3/8" tach in the center.   :thumbup:

 

 

 

 

 They have others but I figured you'd be looking for black.

 

No doubt.   B)


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