Voltmeter Install


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Voltmeter Install

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I came up with this idea for a voltmeter install. May not be for everyone but works for me







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Simple to install and it works - it doesn't have to be elegant - but functional. My only comment would be - you could have got one of those with a usb connection built in to power up your phone or something similar.

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Aussie81Interstate wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Simple to install and it works - it doesn't have to be elegant - but functional. My only comment would be - you could have got one of those with a usb connection built in to power up your phone or something similar.

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I haven't made it into the 20th. century yet. Maybe someday i'll upgrade.

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No problem - I've been called a dinosaur before :D

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those digital ones can be hard to read in the day light.
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Another option for that voltmeter install would be one of the "ignition/gauge" panel. You could install TWO 2" gauges/meters on those panels along with an extra USB charging port or what ever you want. They look great and "fitment' is same as the original. Check em out, , ,,





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bluthundr31 wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Another option for that voltmeter install would be one of the "ignition/gauge" panel. You could install TWO 2" gauges/meters on those panels along with an extra USB charging port or what ever you want. They look great and "fitment' is same as the original. Check em out, , ,,
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Only problem is they don't make them anymore and trying to find a used one is almost impossible
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Only problem is they don't make them anymore and trying to find a used one is almost impossible
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Look at his post here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=47921

He is having them made again.

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Yep, Snowmoer is right, , The two 2" gauge panel has made a come-back and is now called "Unobtainium 2.0" because until these came out, it WAS almost impossible to find them.

My only regret with this "project" was that I didn't include a "visor" to cover the gauges from direct sunlight. (Hindsight is 20/20)

One of the members who purchased the Unobtainium 2.0 panel found the perfect solution!!! (Really nice "FIND" ecarmichael)

http://www.dashvisor.com/Gauge-Visor.html

Its a simple (single screw to attach to the Unobtainium 2,0 panel) attachment to solve any "glare" issue for about $15+ shipping.



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