Skylark Gauge Cluster

Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by IDOXLR8, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    Has anyone bought a the new Gauge cluster form CARS, like to know the quality, AL.
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I installed a couple of them. They didnt get the wiper switch rectangle exactly right. Slightly off. You'll have to trim your repro woodgrain for it to fit and you might have some extra space between the woodgrain and the opening on one side or the other. Other than that, it fits pretty well and looks great
  3. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    Thanks for follow up! Bef0re I would put out all more $400.00 I would for a real good fit, The trim out part I'm okay with but the gaps not so much! Is there anyone re-doing a good core that you know of? AL.
  4. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Where the heck have you been AL?????:D
  5. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member


    Welcome back!
  6. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    Thanks! Lost my job with Coca-Cola when Red Classic Transit took over the maintenance department then working on helping my kids out. And it did work! Both honor students graduates and gainfully employed and doing well! Now Working for a Family Owned Trucking company known as Ward Trucking, a wonderful company that looks out and cares for there employees! I restored and sold a 79 Corvette that took some time. I still have the 68 Corvette that I did a frame off on and of course my 1972 Buick GS Stage 1 4-Speed!I will be freshening her up. Drove her last week, there is nothing like the sound of a 455 going thru the gears!
  7. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    Is there a company out there that restores a good Skylark GS gauge cluster?
  8. Steve Triplett

    Steve Triplett Well-Known Member

    Redline clock and gauge out of Minnesota
    John is the owner/ Restorer
    Great job!
    Look them up on line
  9. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    I could not find a NOS cluster, so I think I will be sending out my nice core.
  10. Smartin

    Smartin Staff Member

    I found that the quality (and very minute issues) of the repro instrument cluster far outweighed the cost of rechroming, plus painting the cluster once chromed.
  11. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    I found a place that does every thing, just need to apply the wood grain transfer.
  12. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    Are the gauge studs the same pitch as the ones that hold the washer switch? I think they have a coarse thread on the end that goes into the plastic and a machine thread to hold the gauges in place.

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