Photobucket
Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: 66 Grande prix dash


Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3812
Date:
66 Grande prix dash


Hi guys I noticed that a 66 Grande Prix dash is on ebay right now.    Do you guys know if a Grande Prix dash is an exact fit for a Canadian Pontiac dash? My speedometer is peeling a bit  of it's paint and I understand the Grande Prix dashes had real woodgrain not the fake stuff so I'm kind of tempted, although the price might be too high in the end. 

I'd appreciate a bit of advice as to whether it would be worth the swap.

ken

__________________

ken from northern Alberta

38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 41129
Date:

Ken

The Grand Prix dash is wired completely different.

I put an American GP gauge dash in one of my Grande Parisiennes because I wanted the oil and temp gauges. One is a printed circuit, one has separate wires for each bulb and gauge. Physically it fits but it is quite a task rewiring your dash for it.

__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3812
Date:

Thanks Carl I was hoping you'd answer as I know you had done this. The one on offer doesn't appear to have gauges (I can live without them I guess although they sure look slick.)  I was more interested in the wood veneer.  It appears to be in good shape and I was wondering if you had transferred that to the Canadian dash too. 

Are they the same physical size or is the American dash wider?

ken(getting over my head)

 

__________________

ken from northern Alberta

38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 41129
Date:

I never changed the whole thing so I'm unqualified to answer the question about the fit. However, I put A/C into my car and I used an American dash pad on my car and it fit perfectly so I think I am safe in saying they are the same width. I never did check if the wood interchanges but I"m sure it will.

Personally I prefer the Grande Parisienne fake wood because it seems to last forever and stays looking nice. I know the US cars I see in wrecking yards always have junk wood on the dash.

__________________

1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles



Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3812
Date:

Thanks again Carl.  it was just kind of a passing whim.  i doubt I'll bid on it. Shipping costs would kill me. (and so would the wife) She thinks I have some kind of ebay "problem"

ken

__________________

ken from northern Alberta

38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



A Poncho Legend!

Status: Offline
Posts: 35742
Date:

do you have to take dash apart to apply

__________________

 

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
.
Support Canadian Poncho!
Select Amount:
<
.
.
.