I am thinking about making a custom instrument cluster but i have a question. does anyone know how much room is behind the current instument cluster?
I am thinking about using these guages Equus Products, INC - Products - Gauges 7000 Series - Diagnostics Made Easy. I priced them using amazon and it is around $200 for all of these.
#7072 for speedo
#7068 for tach
#7362 for fuel guage
#7244 for oil pressure (i know it doesnt come with the stock cluster but i would put that in)
#7262 for water temp
Option 1: I am thinking put the tach on one side and speedo on the other with the other 3 in the middle. I would mount them on a thick piece of plastic in the current hole and i do realize i would be missing some warning lights but i was thinking of either just mounting them through holes in the plastic with different colored bulbs so i know which one is which or just leaving them out i'm not sure on that one yet. With this option I am thinking of mounting a boost guage where my ash tray is and putting a push button start where the lighter is. I would put a scanguage on my pillar in this case.
Option 2: I am thinking putting the speedo and tach on either side again and putting a scanguage in the middle of the two and then mount the other 3 where my cigarette lighter and ash tray are. I would then just put the push button start where my HUD controls are.
What do you guys think of this idea? and which option do you guys think sounds better? any input is appreciated