1979 Instrument Cluster 500

Discussion in 'Ranchero Parts Wanted' started by Gavinchero, May 28, 2019.

  1. Gavinchero

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    Hi All,
    Im in search of a decent reconditioned instrument cluster for my 1979 Ranchero 500. The current one has turned to dust unfortunately. Tips or hints on where to find them would be great...as well as potentially someone (mechanic / enthusiast) that might be able to help reinstall it. Somewhere in the LA area.

    Thanks in advance

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  3. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER SILVER MEMBER

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    I a good back 1/2 of the cluster (white part ,) i can send it to you 25.00 + shipping also i have new circuits from them also, email me ,andrewok94@gmail.com/Andy
     
  4. Gavinchero

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    Hi Doc,
    Thanks so much for the link to your awesome looking cluster. Im hoping to try to keep the dash looking as original as possible. If I run into a dead end and need to go the custom route I will definitely reach out.
    Thanks again
    - Gavin
     
  5. Gavinchero

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    Thanks Andy, I just emailed you. Hoping this might work out. G
     
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    YOUR WELCOME
    sent you a few pictures to your email /Andy
     
  7. Freestyle Don

    Freestyle Don In Third Gear BRONZE MEMBER

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    Just took a quick look......I`ve got a cluster..........
     
  8. Gavinchero

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    Hi Don,
    Do you want to email me with the details gavrea@gmail.com
    Thanks
    Gavin
     
  9. Jeff B

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    Also check the boneyards for Tbird, LTD, Cougar and Ranchero clusters. True a lot of them will turn into dust, but you might get lucky. Just be sure to get the right one as there are a few different types.
     
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  10. Gavinchero

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    I just wanted to give a shout out and update to the thread.
    I want to thank @andrewok1 for being of a great help in getting my Ranchero back on the road and out of Non Op with supplying a used cluster and also supplying a brand new circuit board. Cant speak highly enough on what a difference it makes using the new circuit board. If you find yourself in a similar situation contact Andy and he will get you on the road again.

    Here are a few pics to show progress. Happy to report the Ranchero passed smog and was reregistered and is again my daily driver.

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  11. andrewok1

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    THANKS -Gavin.
    it was just good to be able to help you with your Ranchero ,
    Neill is the guy for the reproduction circuit ,
     
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  12. FrenchFan

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    Andy and Neil helped me too with my cluster circuit....great guys ;-)
     
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