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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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New Instrument Panel - Opinions Wanted

Have a question for everyone. I am looking at putting a new instrument panel in my 65 and got a bit of sticker shock at some of the costs. I came across a lower cost alternative but could not find any reviews of it. Has anyone else used this instrument panel and have any opinions on it?

1965-1966 Mustang Chrome Mechanical Instrument Bezel w/White Gauges
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I actually think I am going to try one of these setups out in my 65 build. I have also been looking, and they get quiet pricey.

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I put this one from MP Products into my 66. It's cheap for a reason - the material is extremely flimsy, I backed mine with a piece of project board just for some structural rigidity. The top part flexes a lot when screwed into the dash, so that the lip is not consistent from side to side. From what I have seen, the Hye-Po is the only bezel with the correct 'mustache' on top, also the only one with the correct shape for a 66 with the round notch at the bottom of the opening. Does your 65 have the standard dash or the 5-gauge? If it has the latter, you will see a small gap at the bottom.
If you do go this route, the LED flasher indicators will blind you at night.
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I went this route it's a Billet aluminum piece with auto meter gauges
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Given what it takes to screw with chit behind the dash I went with Dakota Digital and am more that pleased.

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Hard to beat period-correct with the original with a Rally Pac and a Shelby dashtop gauge pod. I don't have one of those yet. Not sure what gauges I would put in it...
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