November 15, 2021

Rallye Gauge Replacement 1970 B-Body Mopar

1970 Rallye Gauge Rebuild with Tic Toc Tach

While we typically try to restore and re-use original parts, replacing the gauges and gauge face parts on this 1970 Dodge Charger R/T was a necessary upgrade. None of the gauges were operating or in restorable condition, including the tick toc tachometer. The dimmer switch was non-functional and there was an assortment of  "custom" additions to the dash area (random toggle switch and button anyone?) and critical no heater box, radio, light switch, faceplate, glove box etc. Needless to say it was a mess. 


In this case we removed the entire dash, steering column wiring and everything associated with the firewall as the car was undergoing a complete restoration. This makes it much easier to get the gauge cluster out. You can remove  the whole cluster from the front of the dash if you need, to but we'd recommend masking off the painted areas and dropping the steering column. Small hands help reach all the connections too!
Continue reading to view the process...