The grille for the Chevrolet was the same for 1964-1966 year models. The stamping starts 23 inches from the front tip of the frame. Factory Wiring Diagrams Here are some 1965 wiring diagrams that illustrate the differences between the warning light and gauge wiring. The tachometer, clock and Bat-o-meter are much sought after options in the gauge cluster. You'll need to transplant the 100 mph cluster to the big truck set up, but that's not too hard as you will use it in place of either cluster with out any changes. Up front you get custom A-arms and coil-overs, along with a power rack-and-pinion setup and 4-wheel disc brakes. The switch was separate and mounted under the dash.
They have 5 different bezels to choose from. The Installation The installation of the dash and gauges is a pretty straight forward process that does not require any specialized skills above normal maintenance ability. These instrument clusters comprise a speedometer, tachometer, voltmeter, fuel, oil, and water gauges. Note: I am working on an update to this page that will include a step-by-step conversion procedure along with some new diagrams. The Speed-o-meter of the Big truck speed-o goes to 80 mph while the light truck speed-o goes to 100 mph. So, I ended up modifying a 6 cylinder wiring harness to fit the V8.
The stock jack, if it is still there, should be under the seat on the driver's side under the stock bench seat. There should be two small holes which the posts for the radio knobs go through, one on each side of a much larger center hole for the face of the radio. Search the 'Bolt - more than 100,000 pages of info. We can also replace with brand new gauges. Instead, it has wiring for the ammeter that is not present in the warning light harness.
One is for a cold light and the other is for a hot light. If you haven't already decided on a particular truck, the first thing you should do is spend a little time thinking about what you want to do with your truck. In common with their other instrument panels, this latest creation is available in three finishes: carbon fiber, brushed aluminum, or black. All the gauges have new decals and have been cleaned and tested for function. He may not be trying to deceive you, though, as these changes may have taken place before he bought the truck and he didn't check. Most of the current flows through that wire the shunt and only a small fraction flows through the meter.
The sending units and connectors are are part of the package. The plug will fit physically but some of the terminals have different uses and locations. We color sand and polish the original lens. The engine bay is show-quality throughout, with the highlight being a 502 cubic inch RamJet V8. If the radio is missing and the dash has not been modified, there should be three holes, not one gaping hole.
The 1-ton and bigger trucks, had torsion bar front end, leaf springs in rear. This eye catching classic truck is in excellent driver condition, and is a real conversation starter. Differences in the Gauge vs. Once the factory instrument panel was removed, we could start cleaning up the old wiring and install the new wiring harnesses. I also have 8 tell tail lights with this set up. These gauge clusters are completely disassembled and bead blasted where necessary and repainted to factory colors inside and out.
This will give you a well-rounded idea of rust issues to check out. Youll also note that a custom billet glove box door was fabbed up to match the instrument panel and that access is through a remote key fob that lowers the windows automatically. The first page of the instruction manual is an overview of the wiring harness, which is enough for most home mechanics to use for completing the install. The option was offered for left side lock. We can also replace with brand new gauges.
It does has sockets that plug into the backs of the ammeter and temp gauge. Once you have finished your Instrument Cluster, you should have something that looks like the Photo above. There is no wiring for the oil pressure gauge since it is mechanical. Founded in 2002, Classic Dash has employed new manufacturing technology to expand their ever-growing list to over 60-applications. At this point you can put either one on either side, just remember to hook the stock harness plug to the back of the light truck cluster.
The power wire plugs into the fuse panel and the sensor wire is hooked to the negative - terminal on the coil. Do this at your own risk. Insurance As the inventors of Agreed Value coverage, we understand the special nature of protecting a collectible vehicle. It will involve adding a few extra wires and un-hooking some unused ones. Important: Do not use water or a damp cloth when cleaning the gauge faces. Since all of the parts trucks had 6 cylinder engines, I had originally planned on modifying the existing V8 harness by adding a wire for the ammeter. Swapping the temperature sending unit, and hooking up the copper oil line completed the swap from lights to gauges.
Here are some 1963 very similar to '64 and 1966 diagrams that show those differences. This involved untaping the harnesses and inspecting all of the wires for damage. See who else is in your neighborhood with an old truck. Following the instructions, which call for a quick push and hold of the calibration button while the pointer sweeps the full scale. Aftermarket Options When it comes time to add gauges to your ride, you can go with something that uses modern technology and displays all the information that you could ever want. There are fewer custom parts for the 1960 - 1963 and generally cost more -- but there are many, many custom parts and options for 1964 - 1966 Chevrolet models.