Originally Posted by mirobbi
Upgraded instrument cluster - Current panel is a mess and several engine gauges are mounted on a separate panel below the current panel. I've looked on line but most options are in the $1400 range. Can I splice a new dash into the current panel?
I will keep you posted on the progress.
The original cluster is very basic, speedo on left, quadrant gauges on the right, two warning lights in the center and all run off a single connector/common PCB. All the components are still available including (since very recently) the PCB (https://www.millsupply.com/stepvan-p...hboard-gauges/
), however there are some downsides, eg no tacho, trans temp, etc, and the oil gauge is mechanical and they often leak.
You can get a direct replacement cluster using modern gauges (electric) but this is not a direct plug in and requires removing the original connector and wiring directly (https://www.millsupply.com/gauge-clu...000.php?p=3269
If you are going to direct wire, anything is possible and the only (space) restriction is that the cluster is bordered by 2 air/heater outlets - if you are re-doing your heater then there are lots of room. Take a look at Brad's proposed layout that he mentions.