The dashboard is the most important feature within the cab of your truck. It's the spot you'll spend percent of your time staring at and can provide a multitude of options for customization. If you're dash is ugly, then it's tough to get excited about driving your truck. Case in point: Our '73 Chevy C10 is a beat-down beast of a truck that neither looks good nor functions properly. This includes the gauges and most of the interior.
We are replacing an old set of Auto Meter Sport Comp mechanical gauges that the previous o
Refurbishing your entire interior can be costly, but rehabbing your dashboard is a cheaper way to achieve results where it matters most. In fact, an hour spent on the Internet shopping for a new gauge cluster and gauges, and a couple of hours spent wrenching, did wonders for our truck.
Now we've got gauges that gauge, a cluster that doesn't look like it came off a demolition derby truck, and the rest of our interior still looks like a reject from a Mad Max movie. We'll take care of that later on. At least now we know when we're breaking the speed limit.
1. Our new gauges are from Auto Meter's Carbon Fiber lineup. We chose the larger 2-5/8-inc
2a. Auto Meter recently updated its gauges with a couple cool features; first, the older b
2b. Second, You no longer have to fumble with small nuts and washers to attach the wires t
3. The gauge backlighting can be customized with either green or red bulb covers. We went
4. Wiring the gauges is up to you. We pre-wired the gauges on our workbench, leaving the w
5. If you're wondering what happened to our shoddy gauge cluster, we replaced it with this