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1955 1st generation GMC truck guages

 
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PostPosted: Mon, May 18 2015, 10:47 am    Post subject: 1955 1st generation GMC truck guages Reply with quote

A friend of mine is building a 55 1st generation GMC truck and is looking for gauges. He wants a gauge set that looks close to original and electric. Any ideas who might have something.
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PostPosted: Mon, May 18 2015, 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try these guys http://www.newvintageusa.com They are not cheap but are good quality at a fair price.I have used thier gauges on the last couple of builds and am very pleased.The first set had a couple of minor issues but they were very quick to solve the problems. I believe the owners used to be in the aircraft instrument business prior to starting this company.
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PostPosted: Mon, May 18 2015, 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did one a few years ago using Dolphin gauges, it's still on the road several years later with no problems. Just be aware that a 54 GMC dash is different than a 54 Chevy dash.
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PostPosted: Tue, May 19 2015, 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a photo of the gauges installed in my 37 Sedan.They have beige faces,red pointers and pretty well mimic the look of the stock 37 gauges.They seem to be very accurate and I like the fact that the turn signal indicator is built in and also that you have all of the gauges needed but they aren't strung out all over the dash.


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PostPosted: Wed, May 20 2015, 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the look of the gauge panels that mimic the original style. However, if one gauge fails, you would need to send the whole cluster in to the manufacture for repair rather than replace the one bad gauge. Just my thought.

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PostPosted: Wed, May 20 2015, 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this what his dash looks like?


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PostPosted: Sat, Jun 27 2015, 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We went with New Vintage in Detroit and they did a great job. Thanks for all your help.
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PostPosted: Sun, Jun 28 2015, 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragtag wrote:
We went with New Vintage in Detroit and they did a great job. Thanks for all your help.


I viewed the web site of New Vintage gauges.... very neat stufff in there

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PostPosted: Sun, Jun 28 2015, 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crosley wrote:
ragtag wrote:
We went with New Vintage in Detroit and they did a great job. Thanks for all your help.


I viewed the web site of New Vintage gauges.... very neat stufff in there


I agree and made in Detroit USA as well

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