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1948 Chevy 1/2 ton truck gas gauge install order #1308453 Thu Apr 25 2019 12:41 AM
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fonz8261 Offline OP
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I need to install a new gas gauge. I understand that I will need to remove the amp. gauge and the oil cluster in order to get to the old/bad gas gauge. After the new gas gauge is installed, does it matter which order those two good units are re-installed?

Thanks.

LUKE

Re: 1948 Chevy 1/2 ton truck gas gauge install order [Re: fonz8261] #1308496 Thu Apr 25 2019 03:52 AM
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Eureka Jim Offline
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Both the ammeter and the temperature gauge have to be removed before you can remove the gas gauge. You don't have to remove the oil pressure gauge unless you want to clean up or repaint the cluster body. As long as the gas and oil pressure gauges go back into position first it doesn't matter about the order of reassembly.

Re: 1948 Chevy 1/2 ton truck gas gauge install order [Re: fonz8261] #1308511 Thu Apr 25 2019 12:39 PM
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Brad Allen Offline
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Luke,

Keep in mind that the amp gauge has all the volts feeding hot in that cramped space, undo a battery cable. It is pretty obvious once removed as the gauges have tabs on them. Take a picture of the set-up for reference before disassembly. It should only take a week for your back to return to normal after the job.

Re: 1948 Chevy 1/2 ton truck gas gauge install order [Re: Brad Allen] #1308517 Thu Apr 25 2019 01:12 PM
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fonz8261 Offline OP
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Thanks for the advice. A pulled battery cable and pictures are noted. For whatever it is worth, the truck is still on a 6 volt system.

I have put this project off as long as I could; I am not looking forward to working in the cramped space. This is one of those projects where I feel like I have to get myself in the right frame of mind to tackle. Finding a comfortable work position for a guy my size, wearing bifocals, having had back surgery (1999), will be a challenge.

Re: 1948 Chevy 1/2 ton truck gas gauge install order [Re: fonz8261] #1308523 Thu Apr 25 2019 01:43 PM
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You will do your back a big favor by building a platform to lay on. Measure the space you have and cut a piece of 3/4 plywood wide enough to slide into place through the passenger door all the way across your work area. It needs to be at least 6 foot long. Prop up the outside portion with concrete blocks or wide base jack stands. Take the 10 minutes to remove the seat. You’ll be so comfortable it will be hard to resist a nap. Good luck. 🛠


Martin
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