The following are NEW unused parts that I have left over from my various restoration projects.
The following are USED parts that I have removed from my parts trucks and/or projects.
This is a used instrument cluster removed from a 1976 GM pick-up truck with the factory tachometer option.
The left side mounting ear is broken off (as is common with these clusters). It can be mounted without it but could be repaired by riveting on a small L-shaped metal tab to replace the broken plastic one. There is also some cracking around the upper/left mounting hole (looks like someone over-tightened a screw there at one time). That could be repaired with some epoxy and/or adding a flat washer under the screw at that location.
I cleaned the gauge faces and they appear to be in decent condition with some fading and a few minor surface rust speckles. I re-painted the faded needles with Krylon fluorescent red-orange that is close to the original color. The printed circuit on the back looks to be in decent condition with no broken or damaged traces. However, some of the trace ends that make contact with the cluster plug have come loose from the plastic backing and should probably be glued back into place.
It appears as though the speedometer in this cluster has been swapped at some time in the past. It has the later style wide "window" at the bottom for the "BRAKE" light. The original speedometer would have had a narrow "window" like the tach does.
Important: I have tested this cluster and the tachometer does not work. It will need to be repaired or replaced. Also note that this cluster has a voltmeter and a mechanical oil pressure gauge so it will only be a direct fit into 1976 and 1977 GM trucks. It also appears as though someone added some sort of adapter to the oil gauge to hook it up to plastic tubing (original GM lines were metal).Price: $95 + shipping
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This page last updated on: 3/23/13