67 Instrument Cluster in 66 Dash?

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67 Instrument Cluster in 66 Dash?

Post #1 by Harlon » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:28 pm

Hopefully this question won’t offend anyone.

We’ve got a 66 Mustang. The wiring harness is in bad shape. This winter we’re planning on installing a new harness. While we have everything apart we’d like to update/upgrade the gauges. We’ve seen some add the aftermarket Rally Pack. Staying original is not an issue. We like the look of the 67/68 gauges cluster as well as the 62/63 Fairlane gauge cluster.

Does anyone know if either the 67/68 Mustang or 62/63 Fairlane gauge clusters will fill in the dash hole for a 66 Mustang?

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Re: 67 Instrument Cluster in 66 Dash?

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:49 pm

The 67 & 68 won't be a bolt in nor will the 62 / 63 Fairlane both are going to be a lot of work to fit. Of the two the Fairlane is probally closer to make it adapt. Have you looked at the many custom dashes made for the 1965 and 66 Mustangs that will fit easy? Good luck :nod:
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Re: 67 Instrument Cluster in 66 Dash?

Post #3 by Harlon » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:19 pm

Yeah, probably will end up doing one of the 66 plug-ins, just like the look of the deep bezel housings on the 67 Mustang and the Fairlanes. With the 67 thought I might get lucky. The car grew a little between 66 and 67 but thought maybe I could make it work.

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Re: 67 Instrument Cluster in 66 Dash?

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:31 pm

Yeah there is little that is the same on the dash of a 66 compared to the 67 & 8's. Though if you have the skills, desire, plus the time, or can learn them (i.e. Welding, fabrication, wiring and bodywork) then it is posable to do what you want. Just be aware it's a compleate custom job that will take quite a lot of time. Good luck :nod:
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Re: 67 Instrument Cluster in 66 Dash?

Post #5 by Harlon » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:20 pm

Yikes,
Took a look at the replacement metal dash panels available. Guess I should have started there. They are much more different than I realized. Makes the plug-ins or Rally Pack look a lot more realistic.
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Re: 67 Instrument Cluster in 66 Dash?

Post #6 by cr_bobcat » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:15 pm

FYI, there is a cat on ebay that makes a Rally Pac on his 3D printer. I think I paid $80 for one. You'll have to do a little work to drill out holes to mount the gauges, but definitely worth the savings. An original one is going to run you somewhere around $400 or so. Even the Scott Drake ones are going to be in that neighborhood. I have a '67 so I wasn't able to mount it in the intended spot on the column, so I had to go with the Shelby mount approach under the radio.

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