Interior Repairs Dash
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The instrument panel needs some work. I have a totaled 1971 El Camino that the parts from the dash will be good replacements for the missing and inoperateable items here. The main instrument panel is missing a switch. The right hand gage has the fuel, temperature, oil pressure, and generator warring lights. To the right of the two main gauges are a set of warning lights for the cruse control, door open, low air (air suspension bags), parking brake on, low fuel, and set power level. Of these only the Door Open light works. As I mentioned in the opening page the heat doesn't work. The AC does work but of the seven vents for the AC only two were putting out any air and that was not a very high volume. Fortunately the AC fan and destitution box is out in the open compared to other cars and trucks of this era - they were tucked behind the right wheel well on the firewall.
Originally the idea was to restore this coach to the 1975 condition and functionality the way it came out of the GMC factory. But due to the economy a lot of the small business that supplied the parts have gone out of business, the parts may still be there but the people that were selling/reconditioning them are not.
This makes a restoration back to factory condition almost impossible for the average DIYer that wants to do it right.
Instead of repairing the dash instruments back to original condition (I found a
small business that would take the original instrument clusters and recondition
them, but before I could afford the cost of the work they went out of business,
that was in 2010). So I bought an upgraded instrument panel and cover for the
one shown here.
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