Dakota Digital - 35-36 & 39 Ford VHX Gauge Cluster

Dakota Digital's 1935-36 Ford car VHX gauges keep the classic look, but add the convenience of modern instrumentation. This also fits the 1939 Ford car.

$802.75 Excl. tax
Delivery time: Typically ships within 7-10 business days
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Despite looking good as a street rod or a kustom, the 1935 and ’36 Ford are often overshadowed by their more popular siblings; take advantage of the diversity and outfit your Ford with this direct-fit instrument system. Oozing with chrome and high-tech abilities with a classic look, this setup will make people wonder why there aren’t more of these cars at the show. Also fits 1939 Ford car.

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

Overall:  11.38" W x 4.63" H
Cutout:   11" W x 4.19" H

 *Includes new chrome bezel shown

Analog Gauges

·0 -120 MPH (optional metric version 0- 195 kmh)

·0- 8,000 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

·9- 17 VDC

·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 Centers

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/kmh)
·Tachometer (0- 9,900 RPM)
·Oil Pressure (0-100 psi displayed in 1 psi increments)
·Water Temperature (100- 300ºF/ 40- 150ºC displayed in 1 ºF/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)
·4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
·Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)
 **Not all OEM indicator lamp functions will be replaced.
  • If additional indicators are desired within the new instrument system, consider repurposing any unused indicators to suit your application.

Included Sensors


Dakota Digital Direct-Fit instrument systems are fully engineered to fit the stock dash opening of the vehicle they were designed for. 

If you are interested in using this instrument system in a vehicle in which it was not intended to fit, you may experience installation challenges as it relates to mounting and proper viewing angle. 
Additionally, any modifications should be done to the vehicle’s dash or surrounding housings, rather than the VHX System, as to prevent damage and retain warranty coverage.

Approximate dimensions are as follows:
                Required opening:                   11” x 4.19"
                Overall Dimensions:                11.38" x 4.63”

Depth will generally mimic the stock gauge cluster, this often falls in the 1.5”-2.5” range.

If you require further dimension details, please contact Dakota Digital at 800-852-3228.

sVHX Specs Ford (bottom)

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 Driven 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.

·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.


·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.

Wiring and Setup Manual

Quick Start Guide

Mounting Manual