Aftermarket gauges in place of OEM in dash cluster - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 06-01-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jesilvas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Aftermarket gauges in place of OEM in dash cluster

Had an idea driving to work today.
One day, when ever I finally build my perfect truck, ground up, I want to do something with gauges. Something perfect and neat.
What about, since the OEM dash cluster just takes up space not really showing anything, taking the certain gauges I want to replace and putting real ones in there?
Ever been done on here?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jesilvas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 06-01-2012, 06:46 PM
Serving Our Country!

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 771
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I did that a number of years ago on a Subaru. It was a pain in the butt. Did all Vdo gauges in there, custom warning lights. To be honest it really wasn't worth it.

I ended up building it into a race car and moved most of the gauges from the stock location anyways.

2002 F-350, was a DRW, now a SRW (but kept the dana 80
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ARB's front and back, 4.88 gears on 37's
AIS, 4 inch MBRP, 38R ww2, IHI bellowed up pipes
PHP 6 Pos Chip, swamps 140 volt mod
PMF coilovers and 4 link...front and back
2008 D60 up front, 2002 D80 out back
Psc hydro assist with ported hydroboost, p pump
fifty is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 06-01-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jesilvas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm sure it would be a lot harder than I realize.
It'd just be cool to get the actual gauge readings exact there, then probably get an Edge CTS or something like that to do the rest.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jesilvas is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 06-01-2012, 08:13 PM
Serving Our Country!
 
JSchuricht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manor, TX
Posts: 2,975
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I have thought about doing that for years. It's not going to be a easy project, the cluster passes the VSS signal to the transmission so you will either need to isolate that portion of the cluster or hide the cluster somewhere. If you have a digital odometer, there are probably some functions needed in that module. There may also be other functions that the truck needs the cluster for, I do know it will start without the cluster.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JSchuricht is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 06-01-2012, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jesilvas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well I don't mean get rid of it all, but just the particular gauges to replace like fuel level, oil press, volt meter, and ECT. The speedo, odo, and tach are actually accurate.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jesilvas is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 06-01-2012, 08:41 PM
Serving Our Country!
 
JSchuricht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manor, TX
Posts: 2,975
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
That might make it easier. IIRC, the back of the console is tied together by a flexible PCB, check all the traces in the area you want to remove and you should be able to cut it with scissors. I recommend trying this on a spare console.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JSchuricht is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome