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General => IHADAV8 Playground => Topic started by: Forzfed on February 16 2019, 05:10:47 PM

Title: GNX gauges?
Post by: Forzfed on February 16 2019, 05:10:47 PM
Do you guys know of anywhere I can order the base plate, applicator and stuff to make my own GNX guages?  I tried http://www.gnrestoration.com/gnx-parts/ (http://www.gnrestoration.com/gnx-parts/)

I phoned and sent an email but got no reply.  Is there anyone else that can set a guy up?
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: Scoobum on February 16 2019, 05:44:50 PM
He prolly can substitute the gauges he has for the ones you want.

https://www.gnsperformance.com/g-body-dash-inserts (https://www.gnsperformance.com/g-body-dash-inserts)
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: daveismissing on February 16 2019, 08:49:43 PM
Recessed looks tougher to fab- looks like vacuum formed?, the flat style looks easy enough.
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: 1KWIKSIX on February 17 2019, 08:41:41 AM
Then again there's always Paul Castle at World of Motorworks?  :hmm


However, I'd recommend your safest bet would be to wait until Nancy or Russ gets back to you from GN Restorations.


They are located in PA and both frequent Kirbans' Performance open house so you might reach out to Dennis to try and get in touch with them.
I've personally met them there on several occasions & can vouch for their credibility. They are a stand up vendor!


FYI....they are on facebook too
try 888-421-4448
or
MrSmith@GNRestoration.com


Just sayin



Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: Forzfed on February 17 2019, 12:46:48 PM
He prolly can substitute the gauges he has for the ones you want.

https://www.gnsperformance.com/g-body-dash-inserts (https://www.gnsperformance.com/g-body-dash-inserts)

I have gauges, so that is not going to work.

Then again there's always Paul Castle at World of Motorworks?  :hmm


However, I'd recommend your safest bet would be to wait until Nancy or Russ gets back to you from GN Restorations.


They are located in PA and both frequent Kirbans' Performance open house so you might reach out to Dennis to try and get in touch with them.
I've personally met them there on several occasions & can vouch for their credibility. They are a stand up vendor!


FYI....they are on facebook too
try 888-421-4448
or
MrSmith@GNRestoration.com


Just sayin

I heard they were stand up people.  I did phone the number but it said the number is no longer in service.  I double checked and dialed it a few times.  I did send them an email.  They could be out of town.  Hopefully they get back to me soon!
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: Scoobum on February 17 2019, 01:58:03 PM
Forzfed...call Scott. He may sell you just the backing plate.
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: nocooler on February 17 2019, 05:58:26 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Buick-GNX-Plastic-Dash-Bezel-For-GNX-Gauges/351229288182?hash=item51c6e59ef6:g:cWAAAOSwepJXUL 7q (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Buick-GNX-Plastic-Dash-Bezel-For-GNX-Gauges/351229288182?hash=item51c6e59ef6:g:cWAAAOSwepJXUL7q)
Something like that?
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: Forzfed on February 17 2019, 08:29:33 PM
Forzfed...call Scott. He may sell you just the backing plate.

I would prefer the actual GNX look but if I can't get a hold of GNRestoration I will keep that in mind.  I do have the Poston VDO gauge set in my other car.  I'd like to get the kit GNRestoration is selling and maybe add it to the other car as well after I look at both for a while.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Buick-GNX-Plastic-Dash-Bezel-For-GNX-Gauges/351229288182?hash=item51c6e59ef6:g:cWAAAOSwepJXUL 7q
Something like that?
Yes but it is missing the cover and a bunch of other things which kind of makes the separate buying a little too expensive for my liking.
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: reality on February 17 2019, 09:50:07 PM
sorry
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: 1KWIKSIX on February 18 2019, 07:19:09 AM
That's exactly what I did with mine. I kept my VDO gauges (out of my AVC GNX style Dash) and went with GNX reproduction dash parts , just like you are considering.  Nancy & Russ weren't involved with GNX dashes in the early days when I did mine (prolly 10 years ago now), so I bought my dash parts from Paul Castle (World of Motorworks). I eventually got all my pieces but if I recall correctly it took a while and quite a few phone calls before I received all my parts in hand!


Stay the course with GN Restorations, I too prefer the look of the original GNX dash.  May I suggest reaching out to Dennis Kirban to try and reach Russ & Nancy on your behalf.






Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: Forzfed on February 18 2019, 11:53:31 AM
1KWIKSIX  (http://www.ihadav8.com/forum/1KWIKSIX)
I actually saw your dash on the other board and it inspired me to do the same.  Your dash looks great!  I love the look of the period correct equipment!  I'm just going to order the unit today. :cheers:
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: daveismissing on February 19 2019, 03:05:38 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Buick-GNX-Plastic-Dash-Bezel-For-GNX-Gauges/351229288182?hash=item51c6e59ef6:g:cWAAAOSwepJXUL (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Buick-GNX-Plastic-Dash-Bezel-For-GNX-Gauges/351229288182?hash=item51c6e59ef6:g:cWAAAOSwepJXUL) 7q
Something like that?
So what would a happy price be for that piece? $100? . Maybe I need  to talk to my mold maker...
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: Forzfed on February 22 2019, 11:10:33 AM
Dave those were selling for $100 only months ago!

Talked to Russ this morning, seems like a good guy.  But for some reason his 888 number does not work for me. :hmm   Can't wait to get the new dash in!
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: reality on February 22 2019, 02:18:25 PM
Cause you are Canadian. Not all those numbers are international. Good luck.
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: Forzfed on February 22 2019, 03:20:28 PM
Cause you are Canadian. Not all those numbers are international. Good luck.
He has family from Nova Scotia, said he use to go there in the summers all the time when he was younger.  So, technically he is Canadian! :icon_lol:
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: daveismissing on February 22 2019, 03:30:58 PM
Cause you are Canadian. Not all those numbers are international. Good luck.
Exactly, when you buy an 800 number you can select exactly where it works. In the old days there were services that would sell you a Buffalo/Sweetgrass/Seattle dialtone just to dial US 800 numbers. You can also route everybody that annoys you to a busy signal ( exactly how the shopping channel manages the old lonely chatters) 
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: Forzfed on February 23 2019, 02:53:24 PM
When I spoke to him the other day I did mention to him if the 800 number was US only.  He said it shouldn't be but I tried him again yesterday and no go. :hmm
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: daveismissing on February 23 2019, 07:16:32 PM
When I spoke to him the other day I did mention to him if the 800 number was US only.  He said it shouldn't be but I tried him again yesterday and no go. :hmm
He should complain to his supplier, likely just set wrong.
Title: Re: GNX gauges?
Post by: Forzfed on March 06 2019, 10:23:53 AM
So, I picked up most of the GNX kit.  I'm waiting on the bezel.  Once I get it I just have to wait for it to warm up and giver!