Originally Posted by KULTULZ
I love those dualing vacuum gauges!
As you can tell, I am a gauge nut. The vacuum gauges were a bit of a challenge. My gauges are Sunpro Style Line with the exception of the tach which is Autometer. I was quite specific in what I wanted - white face, black graphics, red needle and chrome bezel - to closely resemble the stock instrument panel gauges. Sunpro doesn't make a vacuum only guage in its Style Line series - only a Vacuum/Boost gauge, so I initially installed two of them. But I decided I really wanted vacuum only gauges so I opted for the vacuum gauges in their Retro Line series. The problems with these are that they are black faced, white graphics, white pointer and have a different bezel. So I took the gauges apart, scanned the black face plate and with the aid of GIMP ( a graphics manipulation program similar to Photoshop), I inverted the face colors and modified the graphics. I then printed the new faces on photographic paper, cut them out and installed them over the original black faces. I am currently in the process of getting more permanent faces printed on adhesive backed white vinyl. I used the red pointers and bezels from the combo gauges so that they now match the other gauges. The first picture shows the original black face and the second after image manipulation.