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jjklongisland
12-16-2013, 04:29 PM
So, I think I am going to try and install a triple gauge cluster in the lower empty tray in my 89. I cannot find a blank plastic single din delete panel that I could use to cut the three gauges into. Does anybody know where I could find one. I am looking to do an install like the one attached. The gauges I want to use are prosport evo's. I think they look awesome and really match the car...


http://prosportgauges.com/evo-series-green-and-white.aspx

David Neibert
12-16-2013, 05:28 PM
Rod (RaceCougar) made the gauge mounting plate for my 93 SC.

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/garage_attachment.php?id=1007&attach_type=full


David

Miller
12-16-2013, 05:45 PM
I made one out of plexi-glass

S_Mazza
12-16-2013, 05:46 PM
It looks like British eBay is the mother lode for these things.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.Xdin+b lank+plate&_nkw=din+blank+plate&_sacat=0&_from=R40

jjklongisland
12-16-2013, 05:55 PM
Rod (RaceCougar) made the gauge mounting plate for my 93 SC.


David


I really like your set-up. I think I may opt for the 2 on the bottom and the one to the left of the radio. I will have to contact Rod...

nickleman60
12-16-2013, 06:25 PM
Check these out.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/brand/pilot-automotive/product-line/pilot-automotive-carbon-fiber-din-panels?autoview=SKU

http://www.ebay.com/itm/52MM-UNIVERSAL-TRIPLE-3-GAUGE-DIN-RADIO-GAUGE-DASH-POD-JDM-/171196646344?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessorie s&hash=item27dc1d83c8&vxp=mtr

jjklongisland
12-16-2013, 11:00 PM
Check these out.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/brand/pilot-automotive/product-line/pilot-automotive-carbon-fiber-din-panels?autoview=SKU

http://www.ebay.com/itm/52MM-UNIVERSAL-TRIPLE-3-GAUGE-DIN-RADIO-GAUGE-DASH-POD-JDM-/171196646344?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessorie s&hash=item27dc1d83c8&vxp=mtr

EXACTLY!!! You da man! :D

1bad67cat
12-17-2013, 01:16 AM
If you look closely to the pic you attached, it's not a delete. it's the metal gauge holder that comes with the 3 gauge sets, just upside down.

jjklongisland
12-17-2013, 08:24 AM
If you look closely to the pic you attached, it's not a delete. it's the metal gauge holder that comes with the 3 gauge sets, just upside down.

Yeah, I noticed that too. Its the only photo I could find that showed gauges in that spot. It actually worked out well for the guy. I really am looking for a very clean install.

jjklongisland
12-17-2013, 10:04 AM
Rod (RaceCougar) made the gauge mounting plate for my 93 SC.

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/garage_attachment.php?id=1007&attach_type=full


David

Hey Dave, is that a 60mm gauge to the left of the radio?

David Neibert
12-17-2013, 12:44 PM
Hey Dave, is that a 60mm gauge to the left of the radio?

That is a Turbosmart E-Boost II electronic boost controller, and I'm not sure what the diameter is. Looks to be about the same as a 2-1/16" gauge. Not really the easiest place to install a gauge, but I was pretty much out of space and there weren't any triple gauge pillar pods available at the time. BTW, that picture is of my 93 SC with a turbocharged v8 conversion and standalone engine management.

David

KMT
12-17-2013, 12:57 PM
Not really the easiest place to install a gauge, but I was pretty much out of space...

Yes, that area is tempting, but it takes a bit of planning. I put a white faced 2 1/6" analog clock there and had to fit a tilt bezel & back bracket before it looked right and didn't point down. Tight fit against the radio bucket. Also had to file down two edge cuts so the added bezel sat right over the thin raised trim that surrounds that area.

Quik95SC
12-17-2013, 04:13 PM
This is where I got mine, Fits right into a DIN hole and tilts the gauges towards the driver very nicely.

Can't beat the price either.

http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/Universal-Triple-Gauge-Single-Din-Gauge-Pod.aspx

I can take pic when I get out to the car if youwould like one.

Smitty

jjklongisland
12-17-2013, 05:33 PM
This is where I got mine, Fits right into a DIN hole and tilts the gauges towards the driver very nicely.

Can't beat the price either.

http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/Universal-Triple-Gauge-Single-Din-Gauge-Pod.aspx

I can take pic when I get out to the car if youwould like one.

Smitty

Yeah... a photo would be awesome...

also thanks for the response Dave. I love your interior set-up.

BirdofPrey97
12-18-2013, 01:34 PM
This is where I got mine, Fits right into a DIN hole and tilts the gauges towards the driver very nicely.

Can't beat the price either.

http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/Universal-Triple-Gauge-Single-Din-Gauge-Pod.aspx

I can take pic when I get out to the car if youwould like one.

Smitty

If you use that site. Use "turbo5" for a 5% discount.

jjklongisland
12-21-2013, 12:46 PM
I made one out of plexi-glass

do you have a photo of it?

racecougar
12-21-2013, 01:48 PM
I've made a few runs of these in the past. There are a few issues with the 89-93's though. The 89-93 "DIN" is a bit shorter in height than in the 94-97 dash. With a 2-1/16" gauge, there is just a thin bridge of material above and below each gauge hole. The 89-93 DIN is also vertical, which makes it difficult to view the gauges (this is greatly improved in the 94-97 dash). Last of all, more mounting options for the panel are present with the 94-97's, where the 89-93's require epoxying in place. All said, I'm not crazy about making them for the 89-93's, but I do when someone needs one. I make all of mine from sheet aluminum.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/racecougar/parts/Gauge%20Panels/gaugepanels1.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/racecougar/media/parts/Gauge%20Panels/gaugepanels1.jpg.html)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/racecougar/90%20XR7/interior/WBO2on_zps56cd8d25.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/racecougar/media/90%20XR7/interior/WBO2on_zps56cd8d25.jpg.html)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/racecougar/90%20XR7/interior/showcargaugesback.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/racecougar/media/90%20XR7/interior/showcargaugesback.jpg.html)

jjklongisland
12-21-2013, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the photos and reply. I was looking today I was wishing I could mount 2 in one of the air conditioning vents. The post 94s do look better and have a better position. Another option would be to move the radio to the lower din and put the gauges in the upper