Muscle car dash upgrade in a 1965 Impala SS

There are a lot of good reasons to upgrade the dash and gauges in your classic or muscle car. For me, after upgrading my engine to an LS variety, there was no easy way to get the now electronic signals sent to my original mechanical gauges. I had already upgraded my stereo, documented here, so it made sense to upgrade my gauges as well. After testing gauges with a digital readout, I wasn’t impressed.

I wanted to find something that looked classic, but had modern precision and accuracy. I soon found out about the VHX line of gauges made by Dakota Digital, and instantly fell in love. This series of gauges is exactly what I wanted, with an analog look, but ready to hook up and report on the vitals of my custom engine application.

There are a ton of features packed into these units, and best of all, they are completely made here in the US, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I opted for the black version, with blue back lighting, but there are many options available, made specifically for many applications.

I’ll update with install info once it arrives!DD2066B prd_860

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  • RAYMOND 4 years ago

    I AM JUST A BIT CURIOUS, WE HAVE A 66 CHEBBY BELAIR 4 DR. SEDAN WE ARE RESURECTING AS SENTIMENTA PROJECT, LOT OF DOWNS HIT SOON AS WE STARTED THE P[ROJECT, IT WAS DELAYED FOR FEW YEARS DUE TO BRAIN INJURY TO WIFE,, THEN BODY SHOP CON RIPPED US OFF, AND HIS STATE THINKS IS BETTER TO PROTECT CRIMINALS THAT BE RESPECTFUL AND THANKFUL TO OLD GUY WHO IS A VETERAN 18 MONTHS IN VIETNAM WAR ZONE, BUT NO ONE GIVES A CRAP BOUT US AND OUR SITUATIONS, GOT A 2ND CAR IN 2014, TRY AGAIN, CAN YOU TELL ME IS THERE MORE DASH UPGRADE UNITS BESIDES THE DAKOTA DIGITAL ONES FOR 65-66 IMPALA,BELAIR ETC. ETC. WE AND FRIENDS TRIED SUBMITTING OUR CAR TO THE HISTORY CHANNEL SHOWS LIKE OVERHAULIN AND OTHERS BUT AS I SAID THEY DON’T GIVE A CRAP, WON’T EVEN REPLY WITH REJECTION, ,,OUR STORY NOT WORTH HEARING. WELL DONE VENTING FOR NOW, IF NO OTHER DASH STUFF AVAILABLE FOR 65-66 BELAIR/IMPALA CARS, I WILL GET THE GREAT LOOKING DAKOTA DIGITAL. THANX FER READING AND FOR ANY INFO. YOU CAN PROVIDE. [email protected]