Dakota Digital 1951 Ford Car Analog Dash Gauge Instrument System VHX-51F

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Dakota Digital 1951 Ford Car VHX Instruments - VHX-51F


The new VHX Systems fit directly into the stock dash of a 1951 Ford Car without modification (bezel not included).

Using the stock gauge bezel, VHX-51F is a straight-forward installation that yields up-to-date driver information. Attaching to the original mounting points makes this a great choice for those that would rather not slice into vintage tin. Also available separately is VLK-51F, the matching clock/message center housed in a chrome plated, machined aluminum body or VLC-51F analog clock gauge.

Fits into stock bezel, bezel is NOT included. Bezel shown in any pic is for illustrative purposes only.

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 their facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the VHX Series has completely revolutionized the instrumentation industry!

MHX-51F 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 System Includes:

Analog Gauges

Speedometer - 0-120 MPH (optional metric version 0-195 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-3000 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 Ford and/ or GM style speedometer cables with a 10 ft harness. Sensor requires approximately 5" clearance extending between the cable drive output and any obstruction. Part # 130011 (sold separately) allows for relocation of the pulse generator when additional clearance is required.

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.



VHX-51F with SILVER ALLOY style and BLUE display (bezel is NOT included, fits into stock bezel):

VHX-51F with SILVER ALLOY style and RED display (bezel is NOT included, fits into stock bezel):

At Night:

VHX-51F with SILVER ALLOY style and WHITE display (bezel is NOT included, fits into stock bezel):

At Night:

VHX-51F with BLACK ALLOY style and BLUE display (bezel is NOT included, fits into stock bezel):

At Night:

VHX-51F with BLACK ALLOY style and RED display (bezel not included):

 RED display at night:


Closer Up:

VHX-51F with BLACK ALLOY style and WHITE display (bezel is NOT included, fits into stock bezel):

Indicators On:

At Night:


Also Available for purchase separately in our store:

VLK-51F - 1951 Ford Car VHX Clock

Also available for purchase separately in our store:

VLC-51F - 1951 Ford Car Analog Clock Gauge, available for an additional $142.50 (shown with SILVER ALLOY style).

VLC-51F-S Silver Alloy Side View 

Also available for purchase separately:

VLK-51F - 1951 Ford Car Digital Clock (matches VHX Message Center), available for an additional $142.50 (shown with SILVER ALLOY and BLUE display):


Limited Lifetime Warranty through manufacturer, see installation manual for details