Small gauge size in dashboard

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Small gauge size in dashboard

Post by Jake2015 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:41 am

I’m looking to add a gauge to an open position on my dash. When I remove the plastic cover and measure the hole it seems to be 60mm, or just over 2 1/3”. I see gauges with bezels of 2 1/4” but nothing larger until you get to over 3”. Has anyone installed into the smaller holes and what size gauge did you use?
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Re: Small gauge size in dashboard

Post by Hotzenplotz » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:48 am


The Pinz is metric. The hole in the dash is exactly 60 mm in diameter and in previous years this was the standard size for several gauges.
Some folks have installed Voltmeters to display the status of the onboard electricals, others have added a second fuel tank and use this hole for the corresponding gauge.
VDO nowadays offers most of these devices in 50 mm diameter, and you can purchase an adapter ring for 60 mm holes with them.

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Re: Small gauge size in dashboard

Post by rmel » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:12 am

I've posted this before but easy to get lost in obscurity.

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