Hello folks! Got a vintage VDO mechanical gauge the other day and wanted to share my install and some photos. I used a junkyard pre 04 in dash cupholder, cut out the innards and created a flat surface out of front using JB weld plastic putty. I’m loving how it turned out!
Connected to manifold vacuum line with a simple tee similar to shown in IPD installation videos for their gauge install. Cost breakdown:
VDO gauge from ebay - $30
Vacuum hose and fuse splitter - $12
Vacuum line tee - $3
Cupholder - Been sitting in my garage so long I don't remember how much I paid for it from the junkyard