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lsdweb

posted on 14/4/11 at 03:22 PM Reply With Quote
How big is a 52mm gauge?

I know it sounds stupid but how big are Racetech 52mm gauges? I'm just building my dash and need to cut the holes but haven't bought the gauges yet! Is the hole 52mm?

Ta in advance

Wyn

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David Jenkins

posted on 14/4/11 at 03:23 PM Reply With Quote
I believe that it's a 52mm hole! (or 2", if you prefer). The actual rim will be a little wider.

Please take further advise before committing to a design though...





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Miks15

posted on 14/4/11 at 03:32 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
I believe that it's a 52mm hole! (or 2", if you prefer). The actual rim will be a little wider.

Please take further advise before committing to a design though...


Well no i believe 2" is 50.8 mm to be picky

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David Jenkins

posted on 14/4/11 at 03:51 PM Reply With Quote






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coyoteboy

posted on 14/4/11 at 03:56 PM Reply With Quote
52mm body diam, bezel depends on the gauge in question.
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coozer

posted on 14/4/11 at 04:35 PM Reply With Quote
I've just drilled my dash for a Racetech coolant gauge with a 51mm hole drill. Had to go round with the Dremel a bit to get it in.





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r1_pete

posted on 14/4/11 at 05:07 PM Reply With Quote
I've a box full of 52mm gauges, the bodies are all 51.6mm and the outer bezel is 56mm, so you know the minimum spacing.
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lsdweb

posted on 15/4/11 at 08:31 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks guys - out with the 2" hole saw then! It's ply so I can sand the holes out to 52mm.

Ta

Wyn

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David Jenkins

posted on 15/4/11 at 08:46 AM Reply With Quote
Many hole saws cut a bit over-size, so you may get close first time!





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r1_pete

posted on 15/4/11 at 09:34 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lsdweb
Thanks guys - out with the 2" hole saw then! It's ply so I can sand the holes out to 52mm.

Ta

Wyn


I wouldn't dress the holes until you have the gauges, then you can be sure of a nice snug fit.

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lsdweb

posted on 15/4/11 at 09:47 AM Reply With Quote
I should probably order the gauges........
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lsdweb

posted on 15/4/11 at 11:12 AM Reply With Quote
Ordered!
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