There’s so many iconic elements in the 1955 and 1956 Chevy, right? From the egg crate grille to the tail lights and all the stuff in-between, these cars really are ageless wonders. The interiors are the same way, particularly the dash cluster with its iconic V shape. That V-shape has provided an interesting workspace for instrument companies over the years but Classic Instruments has taken it to a completely new level with their Bel Era gauge clusters that are offered in three different varieties. The best news of all is that you are going to see them all below and hear about their differences and which one may suit your build the best.
What’s so interesting about the instrument business is that they really need to follow customer trends and serve a wide range of interests. Is your vehicle a resto-mod style program with updated looks and a similar factory drivetrain? Is it being completely late model swapped, requiring the right plugs in the harness? Is it a straight up restoration? All of these are factors into not only the look, but the tech of the cluster.
This video below is great and you’ll see the Bel Era Cluster I, II, and III. After seeing all three you can decide what’s better for your project and give them a call.