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#834744 - Mon Mar 12 2012 09:49 PM Gauge differences :/
ShepFL Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 06 2011 01:54 PM
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Loc: Sanderson, FL
I bought a "new" to me cluster gauge for my truck. Now looking at the new gauges it is not same as my AMP gauge :/

My gauge displays 50 - 0 - 50 yet this gauge shows D - 0 - C

See pics of my truck at this link - http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/ShepFL/Vintage%2049/#!cpZZ3QQtppZZ28

See pics of my "new" gauge at this link -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/190649268249?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

I want my truck to be historically accurate. What yr. did GMC switch the AMP gauge layout? Can I get replacement AMP display? Or is my new gauge correct and the "original" gauge currently installed historically incorrect?
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#834762 - Mon Mar 12 2012 10:19 PM Re: Gauge differences :/ [Re: ShepFL]
tclederman Offline
Registered: Tue Sep 18 2001 12:00 PM
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Loc: Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

What year is your GMC?
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#834818 - Tue Mar 13 2012 12:29 AM Re: Gauge differences :/ [Re: tclederman]
ShepFL Offline
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Best I can tell 1949. Has no tag in drivers pillar.
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#834932 - Tue Mar 13 2012 12:42 PM Re: Gauge differences :/ [Re: ShepFL]
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#834942 - Tue Mar 13 2012 01:27 PM Re: Gauge differences :/ [Re: tclederman]
cletis Offline
Registered: Sat May 19 2001 12:00 PM
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Loc: Parker County Texas


That's what I thought too but I've never seen a Chevy in those colors. Also a GMC gauge panel usually says 'fuel'. This one says 'gasoline'. The plot thickens.
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#834947 - Tue Mar 13 2012 02:00 PM Re: Gauge differences :/ [Re: cletis]
tclederman Offline
Registered: Tue Sep 18 2001 12:00 PM
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Loc: Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

JC and Classic Parts list that cream color for GMC (the D-C was my comment).

Here is the Chevrolet brown.

Where is gasoline/fuel shown?
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#834951 - Tue Mar 13 2012 02:16 PM Re: Gauge differences :/ [Re: tclederman]
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Originally Posted By tclederman
... Where is gasoline/fuel shown?
on the ebay gauge linked in the original post

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#834952 - Tue Mar 13 2012 02:21 PM Re: Gauge differences :/ [Re: red58]
tclederman Offline
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Thanks, Bill

Are decals of those words available?
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#834964 - Tue Mar 13 2012 03:08 PM Re: Gauge differences :/ [Re: tclederman]
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Loc: Springfield, MO
I've never seen a decal for the "spider" portion of the gauge. A big oversight, IMHO.
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#835194 - Wed Mar 14 2012 08:38 AM Re: Gauge differences :/ [Re: GMCpanel]
truckernix Offline
Registered: Sun Mar 24 2002 12:00 PM
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Loc: Bracebridge Ontario Canada
I would have thought the meter movements would have been very similar, other than polarity. However, I am pretty sure my Chev gauge pegs long before 50 amps.
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