Mazda FD RX7 Cluster With Speedhut Gauges

Posted: August 26, 2014 in Non Car Related
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This is my first FD cluster I have done. A FD cluster is different from most clusters since each gauge has its own opening in the facia. All of the other clusters I have done have one large lens that the gauges sit behind. Keep in mind that I use the term “gauges” loosely. OEM gauges are not like aftermarket gauges where each is in its own separate chassis. OEM gauges are simply just the faces(dial) and needles(pointer) slapped onto one large plastic housing with the electronics/mechanics underneath the faces. Then typically a black facia over the front of the dials to divide them and make them look like separate gauges. Then of course the clear lens over the front. So the unique design of the FD cluster allows for more of a “drop in” of aftermarket gauges. The OEM sizes are somewhat close to the size of aftermarket gauges, but not near exact enough for me. Unfortunately this customer sent me a carbon fiber facia, so I couldn’t really modify it to fit the gauges how I would have preferred. Ideally I would fill or enlarge the OEM gauge openings to fit the aftermarket gauges exactly. I would then re-texture the whole facia and give it back the OEM look/finish. I just finished another FD cluster where I did exactly this… so stay tuned for that post. In the meantime, enjoy some images from this carbon fiber facia cluster.

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Comments
  1. Joshua says:

    Where can I buy this or one like it?

    • Broadfield says:

      Joshua, you would need to purchase the carbon fiber facia on your own and then send that to me, along with your OEM gauge cluster, to do all of the extensive modifications to make the aftermarket gauges fit in it and still maintain your OEM turn signals, warning lights etc. The actual gauges themselves would be purchased through me along with the labor charge.

  2. Keith Black says:

    What does this cost to have done including labor and gauges?

    • Broadfield says:

      It typically runs around $1000 to modify your OEM cluster and for the gauge set. However, that price can actually be lower depending on which series of Speedhut gauges you go with.

  3. James says:

    What can I do if I do not have a gauge cluster? (the one I have has been modified to fit a garmin and other lcd screens) Thanks

  4. James says:

    what if I wanted to replace all the gauges? you would just need the housing correct? Thank you

    • Broadfield says:

      If you want the OEM turn signals and warning lamps to work, I would need the OEM cluster, OEM facia and OEM hood. If you do not care about any of those working, I would just need the OEM facia.

  5. james says:

    ahh, that’s right. sorry for the questions. and thank you for the answers.

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