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  • Member since
    April, 2004
  • From: The hobby room
GaugeCluster-Oil/Water/Temp
Posted by 454chevelle on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 1:06 AM
Looking for a 1/25 scale under-dash mounted Oil,Water,Temp "GaugeCluster" for serveral "Muscle Car' projects. These after-market gauge sets were very common in the `60-`70`s.
Does anyone know where I can aquire them?
Thanks in advance
454chevelle
  • Member since
    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 6:44 AM
Detail Master's #2303 performance gauge set includes single, double and triple gauges for mounting under the dash. I think they also come with either black or white gauge decals, but I don't see that specifically listed on their site. If they don't, it shouldn't be too hard to work something out using decals from another kit.
  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Milwaukee
Posted by JakeCouture on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 10:31 AM
Didn't most of the Monogram 3-in-1 kits have these parts, too? You could maybe even scratchbuild them with photoreduced guages, drilled-out plastic stock, and some clear glue.
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 7:19 PM
The last issue of Revell's Datsun 510 "Tuner" series had a pretty extensive decal sheet, and included three small white-faced gauges in a horizontal line. These were intended for the dashboard, but what I've found works is to simply paint a small strip of sheet styrene to either chrome or black, adhere the decal, and glue it underneath the dashboard.

I did something like this for my '66 Chevelle wagon, except mounted them on the dash, but will do the separate pod-housing for my '65 Elky.

Hope this helps....
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 01, 2005 8:44 PM
454chevelle, I have a few left over from previous builds, drop me an email and I will send them to you,at no charge. Ben
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:38 AM
heres a new neat tip i thought i pass on ,you can use diabetic syrenge caps for tachs that come on diabetic needles. cut the caps and presto instant tach.and anther tip is to scracth build the gauge template that hold the gauges and use the top off of pens. cut the top and you have a gauge.now for the face of the gauges you use aircraft decals.you get several sheets at any hobby shop that sells radio control aircraft.another thing you could do that depends on the size of the gauges is look in any arts craft store for small round parts-micheals ,wal mart especially.
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 12, 2005 11:00 AM
Another thing that you can do is to cut a strip of styrene sheet and glue three slices of kit spruce to it and decal them up. It can take a couple minutes to get the spruce slices exactly flat and level, but it looks cool. Good luck!

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