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Center panel gauges..
Kuch Offline
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I finally got to mounting up my gauges in the EQ section of the center panel. I used a piece of sheet plastic like used in model cars and mounted them to the panel itself. I know many have them mounted to the dash and trimmed the panel to fit, but I wanted to be able to easily access the wiring and lights if needed. I soldered up the positive and negative wires so I can run them as one to a power source.


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1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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anasazi4st Offline
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(03-27-2020, 10:05 PM)Kuch Wrote: I finally got to mounting up my gauges in the EQ section of the center panel. I used a piece of sheet plastic like used in model cars and mounted them to the panel itself. I know many have them mounted to the dash and trimmed the panel to fit, but I wanted to be able to easily access the wiring and lights if needed. I soldered up the positive and negative wires so I can run them as one to a power source.

That is a VERY nice setup, Kuch! Great job! I especially like the thumb nuts you have on the terminals, very old school.
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1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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(03-27-2020, 10:05 PM)Kuch Wrote: I finally got to mounting up my gauges in the EQ section of the center panel. I used a piece of sheet plastic like used in model cars and mounted them to the panel itself. I know many have them mounted to the dash and trimmed the panel to fit, but I wanted to be able to easily access the wiring and lights if needed. I soldered up the positive and negative wires so I can run them as one to a power source.

Good work! I did the same on my last bird and I loved them! I had used a gauge pod from an Audi Quattro that I got out of a junkyard.
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/40/17, 275/40/17, SN95 BBK lowering springs, SN95 Koni struts and shocks, Maximum Motorsports C/C plates, SN95 BMR tubular A-arms, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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Kristwitch Offline
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oooo Daisy chain. I have this gauge pod that is made to fit into a single din slot but it needs some mods to work correctly in the EQ spot.
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Jeff K Offline
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I made a plexiglass panel painted flat black to mount 3 gauges in the EQ slot many years ago. I put an Innovate Motorsports digital A/F gauge, oil temp gauge and battery voltage gauge plus 4 LED indicator lights for various functions in the panel. I also have boost and fuel pressure gauges on the driver side A pillar.
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andrewjs18 Offline
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nice work, Kuch. myself and Heath are in the process of possibly making something that'll bolt into the factory screw holes...

what size gauges are you using in your set up?
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Kuch Offline
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I used the standard Autometer 2 1/8 gauges
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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