step down dash gauges

blondwookieblondwookie Posts: 225Member
This may sound odd but has anyone reset or moved the position of the fuel and temp gauges? I am thinking about moving my around so I can add an oil gauge to my car. I know that i will to redesign the gauge housing as well as the cover plate to allow the use of the additional gauge. I plan to also move the left and right turn signal a bit further out to allow for some extra room for the 3 gauges. Is this even possible to do and has anyone else done this?

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  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 2,200Expert Adviser
    There was a participant on this board in the past who designed and built replacement gauges for Hudson dash that added functionality in the available space. I failed to capture his contact info.  Maybe others will be able to provide that to you. 
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,259Senior Contributor
    Bearing in mind there are three different dashboard layouts in Step-Downs.  
  • blondwookieblondwookie Posts: 225Member
    I have a 48 super six club coupe. Can I use a later dash?
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 2,200Expert Adviser
    I have a 48 super six club coupe. Can I use a later dash?
    Yes the dashes unbolt and can be substituted 
  • blondwookieblondwookie Posts: 225Member
    Do you have pictures of the different kinds of dash gauge units
  • GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 817Senior Contributor

    I may be able to help... if you're patient and can put up with a guy with way too much on his plate... and poor planning skills... πŸ˜‰ Currently working on a new set of revisions, ones that are not nearly as kludged together... Microcontroller driven electronic gauges. 
  • blondwookieblondwookie Posts: 225Member
    All of this is behind the steering wheel. Mine is in the center if the dash. How much would I have to change to put the dash pack behind the steering wheel
  • GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 817Senior Contributor
    What's the year?  I may be able to make my center cluster work... or make adjustments as needed.
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 2,200Expert Adviser
    All of this is behind the steering wheel. Mine is in the center if the dash. How much would I have to change to put the dash pack behind the steering wheel
    Sorry Grim 😊 the dash shown is the same 1950 - 1953  install one of those instead of the existing dash... then use the Grim’ Great Gauges!   
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 2,200Expert Adviser

    I may be able to help... if you're patient and can put up with a guy with way too much on his plate... and poor planning skills... πŸ˜‰ Currently working on a new set of revisions, ones that are not nearly as kludged together... Microcontroller driven electronic gauges. 
    Grim I got your stuff captured again!  Ken Cates
  • blondwookieblondwookie Posts: 225Member
    My car is a 48 super six club coupe
  • blondwookieblondwookie Posts: 225Member
    My car will be a full 12 volt system. I already have a working GM HEI in the engine. As well as well as a GM alternator.
  • GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 817Senior Contributor
    Ah, you have separate, round gauges in the center.   I can probably work something up with those... I can also add additional functionality to the larger speedo and clock... If your interested send me a PM. Also, while I'm here - Glow!:
    Need to check long term durability... this material is not known for temperature stability...
  • blondwookieblondwookie Posts: 225Member
    Sent you a pm

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