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Look cool.
I contacted them about three years ago about redoing my 91 cluster & they blew me off. Basically stole my idea. I told them I would donate clusters & told them what I wanted. Wasn't even interested.
So I decided to go to full Autometer Instrumention on mine. It is in the works. Gott get the car running first.
 
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thats a nice piece, very nice. and yes i would install it in my car in a heart beat but $700 bucks is a lot of money. the money could be better spent on a brake up grade ect

But,, yes it looks good
 

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Well for nearly $700 I would rather do the whole 94+ dash swap with the Z28 cluster. But that one is still cool though.
how much work would that be and how hard ?
 

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It looks nice, but I find analog dashes easier to read.
 

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i just want something that will show more than 100 mph
 

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I'm not really into digital
 

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how much work would that be and how hard ?
Haven't done much research. But some builders I know say that they've swapped complete Caddy interiors into B-bodies of various year models. So I don't see any reason why a 94+ dash couldn't swap right in. I love the digital, but the glare and just outdated look it making me start wanting a different dash set up.
 

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It would appear to be similar to the Nordsgog digital dash that is in my wagon, Shammoo. I got it off Ebay for about $300.00 at the time, three years ago. Nordskog may have gone belly up, the site does a redirect with no dash panels shown anymore. They showed up at www.summitracing.com as of last month.

You can see it in this thread at:

http://gmlongroof.4umer.com/interior-f32/dash-modifications-t1449.htm?highlight=dakota+digital


and page one of this thread.

http://gmlongroof.4umer.com/interior-f32/dash-modifications-t1449.htm?highlight=dakota+digital

similarly at:
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=229549


By the way, the Dakota unit has several fetures the Nordskog does not have, including the module for easy wire hookup, and Tranny gear position.

Relatively speaking it was fairly easy. You'll need a good wiring diagram of the dash harness to help you. Maybe some of this stuff helps.

Dave
 
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the dakota setup is the better of both evils concerning total digital, i have always hated the four rivets on the dash setup of shammoo looks too home made and over the top. i would spend double on the dakota if I had to choose for my car
 

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The "rivets" are stainless steel allen head cap screws and match most everything else on the car, particularly the engine bay. As an alternative, they could have been an inconspicous black allen head, a different head, or hidden behind plastic caps. It was simply my preference. There is also a Billet cover that I've seen online but never in person. looked sharp.

I like the industrial look. The console will be similarly attached, and therefore consistant. I can't say it was ever my intent to make it seem like the factory did it.

To each his own.


Found a bunch of dash clusters, now labeled "intellitronix DP10002" at:


http://www.intellitronix.net/

and a buy it list at:

http://www.google.com/products?q=intellitronix+6+gauge&aq=f

ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DIGI...c3QQitemZ130420083651QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo
 

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the cluster shammoo has looks clean too.
 

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(I promise I won't tell the pompous moron. He thinks he's so cool because of that dumb ass car! I want to burn it again... oops did I say "again"... hey don't tell him I did it the first time OK? regards, Lakeffects wife)

SHHHH!
 

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I think trying to get independent gauges for all necessary components and mount them on something cool like a carbon fiber or wood grain board behind the bezel would be really cool and probably alot cheaper then those digital replacements. It would also give you more options as to what kind of gauges you could use.
 

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I think trying to get independent gauges for all necessary components and mount them on something cool like a carbon fiber or wood grain board behind the bezel would be really cool and probably alot cheaper then those digital replacements. It would also give you more options as to what kind of gauges you could use.

I got something like this going on already for my 91.
 

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I think trying to get independent gauges for all necessary components and mount them on something cool like a carbon fiber or wood grain board behind the bezel would be really cool and probably alot cheaper then those digital replacements. It would also give you more options as to what kind of gauges you could use.
That's what I want to do with the wagon. Place all my own gauges on a stainless steel backing plate.

Someday... maybe in the Spring.
 
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