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Old 04-20-2017, 02:53 PM   #1
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12V Gauges for 1950

Hello fellow forum members.
I am working on a 1950 Chevy 3100 and it has been converted to 12v by the PO. It is a hack job and I am installing an American Auto Wire Power Plus 13 harness. What I would like to know is if there is a 12v Gas gauge that looks original I can install? Also is there anyone that has a Volt meter, that looks like the Amp meter. The truck is running newer Alt. set up?
I want to try and keep the look of the original gauges , but modern 12v. Can anyone help me out or point me in the right direction?

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Old 04-20-2017, 03:31 PM   #2
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Re: 12V Gauges for 1950

I sent my original 6v gauges to Classic Parts for rebuilding to 12v and white face. Was pricey, but they got done. I modified a 12v meter to fit the gauge bezel, needle straight up is 14v. Pic of gauges is prior to the volt meter change.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:42 PM   #3
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Re: 12V Gauges for 1950

Can't help with the volt meter.

Here's the fuel gauge.

http://www.classicparts.com/1949-53-.../#.WPkO9vnyupo
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:15 PM   #4
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Re: 12V Gauges for 1950

I used/gutted one of these: Sunpro CP8205 StyleLine Voltmeter, and remounted the refurbished white Ammeter face to it. Some adjustment was needed to have it fit the case, not hard tho - .
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:32 PM   #5
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Re: 12V Gauges for 1950

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I sent my original 6v gauges to Classic Parts for rebuilding to 12v and white face. Was pricey, but they got done. I modified a 12v meter to fit the gauge bezel, needle straight up is 14v. Pic of gauges is prior to the volt meter change.
How was the price compared to buying Dolphin or some other of these types of electronic gauges?
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:01 PM   #6
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How was the price compared to buying Dolphin or some other of these types of electronic gauges?
I don't now what current pricing might be - add inflation....
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:55 AM   #7
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Re: 12V Gauges for 1950

I was considering the Dolphin gauges due to price, but decided against them due to the reviews I read. Have decided in favor of the New Vintage gauges at more than twice the price
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:09 AM   #8
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I was considering the Dolphin gauges due to price, but decided against them due to the reviews I read. Have decided in favor of the New Vintage gauges at more than twice the price
Never used them, but I like the way they look.

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