Mar 27th, 01, 01:39 PM
All right, I've experienced the bane of the 70 camaro. When I bought it, all 4 tabs were broken on the gauge cluster. I searched high and low and bought a used one off ebay that managed to have 3 of the 4 tabs intact. By this point, I'm not caring about "originality" and would like to know if anyone has fabricated a gauge cluster that could accommodate after market gauges. 5" speedo, 5"tach, smaller gauges, etc? Maybe if we all got together, we could get these aftermarket manufacturers off their butts and realize those plastic tabs suck! Thank you.
Mar 27th, 01, 04:14 PM
Well, here is a suggestion. Not 100% on this but I don't see why it wouldn't work..I have made a gauge cluster in my 89' out of 1/2" cabinet grade plywood covered in black vinyl to match the car. Basically, all you have to do is cut out the panel to match the old one....and then bolt some sort of metal tabs onto the back and mount your gauges. It worked for me.
Mar 28th, 01, 06:30 AM
As far as the tabs go, I bought plastic tooth picks. I scraped off the old needles. Then cut the tooth picks to the same length as the old ones. Then just glue it one with modeling glue. I even bought the colored ones and they look exactly like the old needles. They are much sturdier though and will not break easily.
Mar 29th, 01, 09:41 PM
Classic Industries in Huntington Beach, Ca. sells a billet alum. kit to mount Autometer (or other) gauges in your car. Sorry, but i don't have the number with me....
Mar 31st, 01, 09:12 AM
The dash kit from Classic is p/n ap101 (billet dash no gauges) for $895.00,or ap101B (billet dash kit with black face gauges) $1495.00 and the samr price for aluminum face gauges.
The stock dash carrier assembly from OER is $124.95 with chrome trim. Just for comparrison.
FIX your motor first!!!!!
67 CAMARO R/S CLONE, 355/turbo 350, 200hp NOS,12 bolt,etc...