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Hi All:

As posted yesterday in the intro's, I recently took possesion of two GT's with the hopes of making one good one. One has a good dash & instrument panel, the other does not. I'm trying to determine the best way to swap out the instrument panel & gauges......do I need to unhook all wires at each gauge individually or is there a simpler way. I'm hoping they all come together in a few master plugs against the fire wall. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Kendallman
 

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You can switch guages completely out of the guage panels simply by removing the knurled fastening nuts that are attaching every guage and then get a friend and lift the whole mess up and plop it on the guage panel that you are using and then fasten them down again.
 

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you'll have to drop the steering column, pull the flasher canister out, get the 2 screws that go through the side of the dash into the instrument panel too. then its just a matter of unscrewing the instrument cluster, unplugging the 5 plug-ins at the fuseblock and reverse it to put it back together.
 

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Well, that's close, and they have most of it, but in the sequence I use you should disconnect the battery, gotta pull the speedo cable and the two wires attached to the ammeter, BTW they are hot with the battery connected, note which wire goes where or the gage will operate backwards. Disconnect the two plugs from the steering column to the side of the fuse panel and 5 from the instrument panel. Remove the 4 bolts holding the steering column to the dash. Pull the flasher can out of the holder behind the dash and the two screws holding the panel to the dash supports below the flasher can, one on each side, there's a removable plug on the passenger side. Take out the 7 screws in the face of the instrument panel. Then very carefully remove the panel. It may hang up on a couple of the sheetmetal clips the screws go into. And the heater control panel doesn't have to come out, but be very careful around it, the plastic is extremely brittle and can crack just by looking at it wrong. HTH.
 

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Another thing to look for is that early 1969-70 GTs are wired up slightly differently to the later 72-73 ones so it may not be as easy as a straight swap of dashes. I know I am having some fun with a dash rebuild at the moment and am trying to find out what the actual differences are ....... :confused:
 
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