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Old 02-20-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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Best gauge Panel - stock looking

I am looking for who produces the best gauge cluster panel that I can get. I have the aftermarket ones in various trucks but none I have seen are really that great. They are good, just seem cheesy writing, or chrome around the letters, etc.

Anyone have a line on where to get one that really looks good? After spending as much as i did for gauges, I don't want to deter from that.

Anyone?
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:28 PM   #2
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Re: Best gauge Panel - stock looking

Only $120.00 SKU: CALD-67C-PU
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:37 PM   #3
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Only $120.00 SKU: CALD-67C-PU
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Good look, but not really stock looking which is what I am after on this truck.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:41 PM   #4
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Re: Best gauge Panel - stock looking

Is this what you want? I think they're all made by the same company. I've seen the Classic Industries model below. It looks nice.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:43 PM   #5
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Re: Best gauge Panel - stock looking

Right, I want a panel that is like the original and higher quality than the ones I have seen in my experience. I am thinking you are right in the fact they are all the same

I am hoping there is more than one manufacture of them...
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:44 PM   #6
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Good look, but not really stock looking which is what I am after on this truck.
They have a stock looking one ,,,plastic Its pricier than others ...don't make it better, you'd have to check it out......
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:49 PM   #7
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Right, I want a panel that is like the original and higher quality than the ones I have seen in my experience. I am thinking you are right in the fact they are all the same

I am hoping there is more than one manufacture of them...
You could always find an original one and have it restored, although I'm guessing it wouldn't be cheap. I've always thought these panels are fairly crappy. The plastic chrome on every original one I've ever seen is pretty much worn off in most spots.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:50 PM   #8
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You could always find an original one and have it restored, although I'm guessing it wouldn't be cheap. I've always thought these panels are fairly crappy. The plastic chrome on every original one I've ever seen is pretty much worn off in most spots.
I have a couple of original ones on the shelf. That's an idea...

I wonder who would restore plastic?

Thanks for the thought!
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:52 PM   #9
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You'd have to do the research if going that route. There's a couple places that I remember reading about in the past that don't do a very good job prepping things, leaving scratch marks, etc. But there's also some good places too.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:22 PM   #10
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TBone here on the BS&T board does the best at setting up Gauge set... Here is one of his threads...

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=757401
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I agree with Elliot. TBone work looks great.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:36 PM   #12
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Thanks guy's, I appreciate it.

Always willing to help out with cluster needs when I can

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Old 03-26-2018, 09:11 AM   #13
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I am looking for a billte aluminum one, for the new Dakota Digital gauges.
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