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Has anyone used the R-model instrument panel that Mustangs Unlimited sells for $65.00? I want to ditch my factory gauges for something more accurate, but I want to do it the right way. I know JME sells the really nice billet gauge holder, but just that is like $500! So, can anyone give me feedback on this "R" part? Thanks.

Here is the text on it from their site:
One piece aluminum bezel holds speedometer, tachometer, and gauges. Original black wrinkle finish. Large hole - 3 1/2" diameter, small hole - 2 1/8" diameter.

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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Mike_B on 04/10/01 10:21 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
 

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I was looking at that setup too. I think you have to run the Shelby guages because they're an odd size. Delta Bay Mustang has 3 different guage panels on this page:
http://www.deltabaymustang.com/high.htm
Here's pics of 'em:
http://www.deltabaymustang.com/images/hpcatimgs/db049.gif
They're only $50, so you may look at theirs instead of Mustangs Unlimited.

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I was just looking at different guage ideas. I saw that JME guage pack in a car on the TCP web site, it sure looked nice. BUt it is like 800.00 loaded with guages. And your right it is like 500.00 just for the holder. I'm not sure I need that CNC machined bezel.

Another alternative I saw was the Haneline guage pack. The guage holder has that machined finish on it. However it is actually a plastic guage holder with a 3M adhesive applied metal finish for strength. When I called Haneline they said a lot of people remove the metal finish and flip it over and stick it on the back of the guage package for strength. Under neath is camera case black. A more economical way to have the 6 guage new cluster. Just what I have found so far.

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I'm not sure where it's from. I believe the guages are Autometer - it tells on the site. You'd have to E-mail the person to find out all of the details, I'm not sure.


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sorry about that I thought it was yours. You are right it does tell you the make of the guages.

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Thanks for your input guys. I think the R-panel might just be the ticket I'm looking for. I went to the site linked above, looked nice, but I'm not too wild about the stick-on trim that guy has around the edge of the panel or the white face gauges. I was also thinking Maybe I can use a 66 style glove box door and carefully cut out for the gauges/drill for the mounting holes. I think I have the technical skill to pull this sort of modifcation off. What do you guys think about that idea? (I already have pony interior)

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65 Fastback 289 4spd in storage :-(
91 CRX Si... A.K.A. my go-kart with AC!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Mike_B on 04/11/01 12:37 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
 
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