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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. Western Finger Lakes, 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 04-29-2001 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybee someone here could help me out with a question, I am thinking of going with the 65 GT-350 R gauge cluster in place of my 5 dial cluster because I want a tach & want all the gauges mounted in the cluster & not bolted on or under the dash. My question is if anyone knows the GT-350 R gauge cluster panel that is sold in the Mustang parts books, was that panel just screwed to the dash with the gauges mounted in the panel or is it like the standard Mustang cluster where the gauges are mounted in a rear panel with the finish panel screwd to that making the finished unit?. Any help would be appriciated.

Mike & Robin
65 Mustang Fastback
87 Crown Vic
96 Ranger Extd Cab
99 Explorer Sport
M&M #- 890
MCA #- 04549

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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-29-2001 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The one I have seen are rather crude and ill fitting, remember these were race cars, not show cars. I recently seen a Haneline dash with all the gages, the fit was equivalent to a standard dash cluster, they aren't cheap, but do look nice


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From: Moreno Valley, CA, USA
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 04-30-2001 03:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bossman   Click Here to Email bossman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used a rather beat up 65 dash bezel and some 1/8 inch thick plastic to construct my own cluster that fits fine. I left the tach out of my cluster as I prefer the big tach on the dash. As can be seen from the pics, I also eliminated the dash pad altogether to give a cleaner appearance and make the gauges stand out more....



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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 04-30-2001 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's cool. Is that krinkle paint you used?

'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
Looking for the '70 Mach 1 of my dreams.

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Big D

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posted 05-01-2001 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice Job Randy... That is totally unique...


Previously Known As Don H McDonald
Brilliant Blue 1966 2+2

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From: Costa Mesa, Ca. USA
Registered: Dec 1999

posted 05-15-2001 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sandy   Click Here to Email Sandy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mustangs Umlimited ( an R-Model dash in their catalogue...goes for $65. Delta Bay (925-634-7776) also has the panels and a lot more R-Model stuff. They also have a web site...something like deltbay I do know that fitting them takes time and patience....but they look oh soooooo cool!! Goodluck.

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From: sayville,newyork
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 05-15-2001 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
very nice work

ponycar66,have you flown in a ford latley???????
glad i had a v-8 !!!!!!
84.5 gt350-61 falcon 302
have a great day!!!!!!!!

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