76 Monza dash conversion

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76 Monza dash conversion

Postby 71GTKammback » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:57 pm

Just completed a dash conversion from a plain jane dash to a full gauge dash from another Monza. Learned a lot. Replaced the clock with an oil pressure gauge. Painted the new black dash firethorn to match the red interior. Came out well. Ask me any questions while it is fresh in my mind.
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Re: 76 Monza dash conversion

Postby 71GTKammback » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:08 pm

Dash and dash pad all painted and installed.
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Re: 76 Monza dash conversion

Postby run_free1 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:00 pm

I may be inclined to go this route on my 76 towne coupe project, any pointers?
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Re: 76 Monza dash conversion

Postby zeke » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:14 am

Looks fantastic! :th:
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Re: 76 Monza dash conversion

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:53 am

Nice! The side panels of the console are padded yes? Still, no cup holders though. I am told that a console out of a Blazer will work, havent tried yet. Your dash installation looks truly professional, be proud of it....Peace
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Re: 76 Monza dash conversion

Postby mikebrow74 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:09 am

When updating to a full gauge package what is needed other than the gauges? Printed circuit connector? Dash wiring harness?
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Re: 76 Monza dash conversion

Postby spencerforhire » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:48 am

I'm sure the op will respond, but in addition to the whole plastic dash(not just the gauges themselves), and dash harness, you will need to swap out the temp sender on the engine and run a tach wire.
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