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Username Post: Converting 53-54 To 12V truck gauges
40grit 
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10-22-18 06:12 PM - Post#2749295    
    In response to 40grit

It seamed to me it would be better to modify the housing rather than try to modify the gauges. If one of the gauges fails, I would like to e able to just install a new gauge and not ha e to worry about modifying it to fit.

The housing comes apart simply by uncrimping the bezel. here you see the two housings taken apart and laid out on the work bench.



My solution was to cut the lip off one housing and cut 3/16" off the second housing. These were welded together resulting in one housing that was 3/16" deeper than stock.

Here are the two pieces laid out.



You can see the flange ready to be joined to the other housing.

Here is the new housing after the teo pieces are mated to each other. Look closely and you can see the seam.



The next item to deal with was the temp gauge which was deeper than the other things.

I will be back with another post on how I mounted the temp gauge next.

John
Just Slightly Abrasive

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