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Old 02-11-2018, 01:43 PM   #1
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Asymmetrical gauge cluster(mock up)

Something the stock guys won't like, but I wanted something different. I will make it out of aluminum and set it in the stock plastic outer bezel.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:55 PM   #2
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I like it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:33 PM   #3
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Nice set up...Woodgrain looks nice as well, do you have the turn signals included in there somewhere?
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:58 PM   #4
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Looks nice and functional as well.
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:09 PM   #5
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Re: Asymmetrical gauge cluster(mock up)

I haven't drilled for the turn signals, high beam or switch LEDs. I'll do that when I make the good panel out of aluminum.
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:09 PM   #6
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Re: Asymmetrical gauge cluster(mock up)

Looks cool. Where are the headlight and wiper switch mounting locations? I'm thinking of doing mine non-stock as well, but I'll put in a speedometer that only goes to 80 MPH. No point in going faster than that, especially pulling a trailer.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:00 PM   #7
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Headlight and wiper switches are two of the four toggles mounted below the tach.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:21 PM   #8
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Re: Asymmetrical gauge cluster(mock up)

my thought is It is your truck do it how you want ...
and it looks good
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:42 PM   #9
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Re: Asymmetrical gauge cluster(mock up)

A different arrangement is one way of avoiding eye fatigue. But have you tried reading it at night with the wheel in place? Are you sure you're not hiding or obstructing any gauges or indicators?
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:47 PM   #10
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Re: Asymmetrical gauge cluster(mock up)

If you want extra credit align the gauges so all the needles point UP when everything is in the OK range, then you can tell at a glance if anything needs your attention!
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:34 PM   #11
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Re: Asymmetrical gauge cluster(mock up)

..another cool thing would be to include some sort of center aperture/cut-out for something like a back up camera screen, dash cam or something like your smart phone/device, etc. Something that would be considered a little unusual or advanced for an older truck....but with a very modern swing to it.
If you don't have anything chosen yet it could be 'sized' to correspond with a nice GM logo or equivalent until a device was found and chosen.
....just thinking out loud here.....'spit balling' so to speak.

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Old 02-13-2018, 03:18 PM   #12
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Re: Asymmetrical gauge cluster(mock up)

Thanks for the ideas guys. Until I can get it started (soon) it's just a mock up. I need to start it and set the cab to see what the cluster looks like behind the steering wheel.
This is how far I am (photo below).
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