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WTB A1 Gauge Mount Plate Thing

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Classifieds' started by wheelie, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. Jan 18, 2022
    wheelie

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    Wondering if anybody has a instrument cluster plate from the dash of an M38A1 laying under a milk crate in their garage?

    I can buy a new repop but if there’s one somebody doesn’t want and doesn’t want too much for……we’ll, I’m your huckleberry.
     
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    Keys5a

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    The same gauge plate was used in several more military vehicles, maybe even M37's , so you can widen your search.
    -Donny
     
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    Rich M.

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    For the b? :sneak:
     
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    wheelie

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    Yessir.
     
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    Oldpappy

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    Ever since I owned a M38 back in the eighties I have always wondered why they didn't do the same thing on the civilian Jeeps.

    It is so much easier to remove that panel than it is to contort yourself up under the dash. At least you can unbolt the dash on a CJ5, but every time I have had to work on gauges or whatever behind the dash on a flat fender I have thought about making a conversion to the military panel.
     
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    jpflat2a

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    Did on mine years ago. Makes life easier.
     
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    Keys5a

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    There are some '60 -'62 CJ's that have welded dashes (non-removable), making work behind the dash really difficult. These may have been the case for "factory" ordered hardtop models, but no proof of that.
    As far as the military gauge plates, there are several different gauge layouts the I think are better than the M38a-1 version. I think the 2 1/4 ton trucks have two larger holes for a tach and speedo, and 6 smaller ones for the rest of the gauges. There are other configurations too, depending on the vehicle, but all are similar size and are retained by dzus fasteners.
    -Donny
     
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