I just put my 65 SS Convertible in a restoration shop to be completely redone over the winter. The one thing I have never liked about 65's is the dashboard. IS it possible to fit a different year dashboard in a 65? If so which ones.
59 would be my favorite, followed by 61/62.
I should mention that I am having a new crate LS3 installed, so I will be using newer aftermarket instruments in whichever dash I use.
Even if it is not possible to switch with another year, has anyone done a completely custom dash in their 65?
I do NOT like the Dakota Digital dash's for the 65/66 year, although their 61/62 is killer.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
You would need to create a raise semicircular steel pod that slopes back into the original dash board by welding your fabricated receiving part into the metal portion of the dash. I would then fill any voids in the stock dash on either side with flat sheet metal holding two additional gauges (I would suggest a mechanical Vacuum gauge and a mechanical Transmission Oil Temperature gauge).