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Where to install water temp gauge in my '85?

Discussion in '95-older Toyota Truck Tech' started by arndog123, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. arndog123


    Oct 21, 2007
    Everett, WA
    I recently installed a new 22re into my '85 and want to install a wtr temp gauge to protect my investment since I don't trust the stock one. Just need ideas where to mount it and look somewhat decent.:p:)
  2. Devilmans Hand

    Devilmans Hand TLCA #19517 SILVER Star

    Aug 4, 2008
    Commonwealth of N.VA
    You could always get an A-pillar gauge pod.
    I have a mechanical oil pressure gauge and a vacuum gauge that I've been wondering where to locate.
    You might be able to squeeze your gauge under the big slot under the radio. One of my buddies removed the air vent covers in his 62 and placed two gauges there. I've been thinking about building a gauge cluster box that would blend in with the dash or go where the sr5 altimeter box is usually located.
    Im curious to see what other people have done, without hacking into the front cover. I'll prob build an A-Pillar pod, but I still think they look bad.
  3. KLF

    KLF Frame waxer SILVER Star

    Apr 5, 2003
    Southern NH
    This is my plan, a dog house on top of the dash. I have oil pressure, water temp, voltmeter, vacuum, and air pressure (OBA) to fit up, all Autometer mechanicals.

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