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Post  mloret on Wed 1 Jun - 19:20

Hello. I would like to install 3 gauges in my '70 Beetle sedan, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to do that. I was going to install them in the dash, but I'm not too excited about the prospect of cutting the metal behind the speaker grills. I'm now looking into after market consoles, and I wonder if anyone can recommend a particular brand/style? Pictures would help as well. I found a couple in the gallery, but they didn't describe where purchased. I also saw some stuff made by Glass Action, but they didn't have pictures in an actual car.

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Post  joebug1951 on Wed 1 Jun - 21:47

How big are the gauges? I can make you a fiberglass pod to fit in your glove box if they are small enough gauges.

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Post  mloret on Wed 1 Jun - 22:09

I already have a stereo in my glove box, so that's not an option (fiberglass, made by Glass Action). I am interested in your offer though. Can you think of another way to mount the gauges? Maybe a gauge cluster under the ashtray?

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Post  leaker on Wed 1 Jun - 22:45

Check this out:

http://store.airkewld.com/e-shop-online/accessories/billet-3-gauge-radio-mount.html
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Post  mloret on Wed 1 Jun - 22:56

That's pretty cool, but it's for a 58-67. Mine is a '70, with the padded dash.

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Post  Blue Totoro on Wed 1 Jun - 23:56

When it comes to gauges in a VW my take is: ignorance is bliss! lol!
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Post  leaker on Thu 2 Jun - 0:26

Oh yeah,the ol padded dash trick.I only have two guages and mounted them under the ash tray,i'll see if I can get a picture up tomorrow.
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Post  joebug1951 on Thu 2 Jun - 22:04

mloret wrote:I already have a stereo in my glove box, so that's not an option (fiberglass, made by Glass Action). I am interested in your offer though. Can you think of another way to mount the gauges? Maybe a gauge cluster under the ashtray?

Michael

I have a sweet vintage gauge cluster that mounts under the ashtray. I paid $100 for it from a guy in Australia. $75 and its yours, Im tired of it sitting in the garage collecting dust. I'll snap some pics tomorrow.... It holds two gauges and a cig. lighter

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Post  mloret on Thu 2 Jun - 22:08

Damn that would be awesome! I'd love to see!

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Post  leaker on Thu 2 Jun - 23:11

This is what I did,not to clean and not to messy,but it's what works for me.
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