Dakota Digital 1955-59 Chevy Pickup Truck Analog Gauge System VHX-55C

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1955 - 1956 Chevy Car VHX Instrumentsfrom Dakota DigitalVHX-55C

1955 -1956 Chevy Car VHX Instruments

The new VHX Systems fit directly into the stock instrument bezel of a 1955-56 Chevy Car without modification, adding a wealth of features to this iconic vehicle (bezel is NOT included, but can be purchased separately in our store).

The stock 1955-56 Chevy car dash is lacking in information; VHX-55C makes use of the iconic factory gauge cluster, filling it out with six analog readouts on top of the dual LCD message centers. Able to be used with factory or reproduction bezels (sold separately).

Factory gear-indicator is eliminated; use GSS-2000 (sold separately) for full gear-word readouts in the message center.

Fully lit needles, backlit faces, and highly visible LCD message centers are a few of the things that you can see which set the VHX Series apart from yesterday’s traditional approach to instrumentation. A few of the features which you don’t normally see are the micro-controlled precision stepper motors, solid state sensors for unparalleled accuracy, and user-customizable display feedback, all supported by an unrivaled limited lifetime warranty which has become the standard for Dakota Digital instrumentation systems. Completely engineered and manufactured at the Dakota Digital facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the VHX Series has completely revolutionized the instrumentation industry!

Requires the use of the Original or Aftermarket bezels (not included, sold separately).

VHX System Includes:

Analog Gauges

Speedometer - 0-160 MPH (optional metric version 0-255 kmh)
Tachometer - 0-8000 RPM
Oil Pressure - 0-80 psi
Water Temperature - 100-260ºF (optional metric version 40-120ºC)
Fuel Level - E, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, F
Voltmeter - 9-17 VDC

Lighting - Back lit technology is popular with performance instrumentation due to precise lighting allowing you see what is truly important when you really need it at a quick glance. Each number, tick mark, annunciator, needle, indicator and digital message center is lit by a series of LEDs behind the gauge face.

Digital Message Center

Standard Displays:

Odometer (One time user settable, Million Mile)
Dual (A/B) Trip Meter (0-9,999.9)
Clock (12 hour)

Performance Meters:

0-60 MPH Timer (0-100 kmh)
1/4 mile time
1/4 mile end speed (trap speed)
High speed recall
High RPM recall


Speedometer (0-255 MPH / KM/H)
Tachometer (0-9,990 RPM)
Oil Pressure (0-100 psi displayed in 1 psi increments)
Water Temperature (100-300ºF / 40-150ºC displayed in 1ºF/ºC increments)
Voltmeter (9-17 VDC)
Fuel Level (0-99% full)


Auto-contrasting LCD display for optimal view in the brightest of sunlight.
LED backlit at night to match/complete the look at night.

Built-In Indicators

Turn Signals (Left/ Right)
High Beam
Check Engine
Parking Brake
Cruise Control (On/ On & Engaged when vehicle is equipped)
Gear Position (Optional GSS-2000 sensor required, sold separately)
4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)

Included Sensors:

Water Temperature - 1/8" NPT, ground isolated sensor with a 10 ft harness.

Oil Pressure - 1/8" NPT solid state sensor with a 10 ft harness.

Cable Drive Speed Sensor/Generator - Replaces GM style speedometer cables with a 10 ft harness (Tremec and Ford style adapters available upon request).

Bushings - Each kit comes with 1/8" to 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" NPT bushings along with bushings for 12mm and 16mm x 1.5 threads.


Pushbutton - Dakota Digital instruments are programmed and operated by the push of a button. Simply mount the included pushbuttons supplied with your gauges in a convenient and easily accessible location. These buttons are used to calibrate your speedometer, set the cylinder count and the fuel level gauge. Once properly configured these same buttons are used to access the wealth of information located in the Digital Message Centers.

More info about this system and pics are available below. This listing is for ONE VHX gauge system with your choice of style and backlighting color. Please let us know your options when you make your purchase.

Metric system (KM/H and degrees Celsius) is available as a custom option (no additional cost) but may take 4-8 weeks to build.

VHX-55C with SILVER ALLOY style and BLUE backlighting (bezel is not included):

At Night:

VHX-55C with SILVER ALLOY style and RED backlighting (bezel is not included):

At Night:

VHX-55C with SILVER ALLOY style and WHITE backlighting (bezel is not included):

VHX-55C with BLACK ALLOY style and BLUE backlighting (bezel is not included:

VHX-55C with BLACK ALLOY style and RED backlighting (bezel is not included:

VHX-55C with BLACK ALLOY style and WHITE backlighting (bezel is not included:

VHX-55C with CARBON FIBER and BLUE backlighting (bezel is not included):

VHX-55C with CARBON FIBER style and RED backlighting (bezel is not included):

Back of Unit:

The following can be purchased separately in our store for $323.00 (not included with this listing):

CHC-55C - Replacement Chrome Bezels for 1955-56 Chevy Car.

System Bezel
Speaker/ Clock Bezel
Upper and Lower Column Covers.

The reproduction bezel shown in the above pictures is NOT included in this listing but can be purchased separately in our eBay store.

Also Available (sold separately in our eBay store):

VLK-55C - 1955- 56 Chevy Clock (for VHX gauges only), for an additional $142.50

Q: When is a clock not just a clock?
A: When it is a Dakota Digital VLK Clock. The new Dakota Digital VLK clock is like a Swiss Army knife minus the spoon. When paired with the VHX Analog series instrumentation you will be able to display: Clock, Speed, RPM's, Oil Pressure, Water Temp, Fuel Level and Voltage just by connecting a single cable to your VHX Control Box.

If that’s not enough to impress your buddies you can also utilize the new BIM Expansion Modules to display Gear Position, CHT, EGT, Vac/ Boost, Differential Temp, Trans Temp, Fuel Pressure, Nitrous Pressure, Compass, Ambient Air Temp, Intake Temp and Air Ride Pressure.*

*BIM modules and senders are required for the CHT/EGT, Vac/Boost, Diff Temp, Trans Temp, Fuel Pressure, Nitrous Pressure, Compass, Ambient Air Temp, Intake Temp and Air Ride Pressure readings. As a BIM Expansion module and corresponding sensor are added, these displays will also be available for viewing on the main VHX Instrument System and/ or VLK Clock.

**The VLK-55C must be used with a VHX Instrument System. The VLK clock is not compatible with VFD digital gauge clusters and will not operate as a standalone gauge.

Back of VLK-55C Clock:

VLK-55C Clock shown mounted, with BLUE display (bezel sold separately):

VLK-55C Clock Back, shown mounted (bezel sold separately):

Warning: This product may contain a chemical known to the state of CALIFORNIA to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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