Planning the build of a mid-fifties Chevy pickup truck? This Auto Meter dash update will help integrate new instruments in your ride.
The dashboard design of the 55 – 59 Chevrolet “Task Force” trucks is regarded by many enthusiasts as one of the hallmarks of that generation of pickups. Whether you’re working on a resto-mod or a full blown hot rod, issues of installation and compatibility where newer performance engines and transmissions are concerned are likely to cause you some headaches.
Historically the unique V-shaped opening of the original speedometer cowl in the dashboard made the upgrade to better aftermarket instruments a difficult task.
To help with this, Auto Meter has introduced their Nostalgia Series Five Gauge Mount.
The company says this replacement instrument mounting solution for the original speedometer opening allows fitment of your choice of a 3 3/8″ Speedometer, Tach, or Tach/Speedo Combo and four additional 2 1/16″ gauges. Specifically engineered brackets and replacement trim ensure Direct Fit mounting points to the dash structure and perfect gauge orientation.
Specially designed black faceplate hides integrated LED turn signal and highbeam indicators until they’re in use for a subtle appearance retaining functionality without the need to drill holes.
According to Auto Meter, the finished result has all the appearances of a factory installed option.
Nostalgia Series Five Gauge Mount for 55 – 59 Chevrolet Truck are available as part number 2208 from your local Auto Meter dealer. Pricing starts under $200 USD.