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Old 11-16-2010, 11:29 PM
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Ok so my dad and I are restoring an 80 Z28. We both like the looks of the earlier "wraparound" style gauge cluster and dash as opposed to the later flat dash the 80 came with. Our question is what years did the dash change from the early style to the later style, and can an early style go into a later second gen without modifications?

We want to go from this style....

to this style....
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:47 PM
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The early style is 1970-78, and is a bolt in replacement of the later style.

On a side note, its a pain in the rear to get those aftermarket dash's to fit even close to right.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:49 PM
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Correct 70-78, 79-81
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:07 AM
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thanks for the info, we arent sure if we are going aftermarket or just factory style yet. Im sure itll be a pain either way lol
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thanks for the info, we arent sure if we are going aftermarket or just factory style yet. Im sure itll be a pain either way lol
PM me your email address, I photo-documented the complete install of an OER repop dash w/ pics and tips.

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Old 11-20-2010, 11:49 AM
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just sent you a pm.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:24 AM
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Scotty (Protour73) has a great writeup I've heard. His car is ridiculously mint.


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On a side note, its a pain in the rear to get those aftermarket dash's to fit even close to right.
I had good luck with my OER new dash from Classic Industries.

I've seen what you're talking about though with some other people's ventures.


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Old 12-15-2010, 01:08 PM
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What size gauges are they?
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