One of the reasons many of us build hot rods is akin to why painters, sculptors, and musicians ply the trade that they choose: personal expression. No two hot rods are the same due to that natural desire for us to add our own personal touches to our vehicles. Whether it's the paint scheme, interior design, wheels, or other more exotic modifications, every little detail of our cars is a well-thought-out extension of our own imagination.
And while the aftermarket industry has pretty well covered every aspect of what a car builder may desire when it comes to customization, there has been one area where there have been limitations in the past: instrumentation. Arguably, there are a myriad of companies today offering a number of different gauge and cluster designs, truly one-off instrument clusters have managed to elude most car builders-until now. Taking advantage of their R&D shop, the guys at Classic Instruments have stepped up to the plate to offer their experience at custom gauge building to Joe Hotrodder.
With everything from graphic design to an engineering department in place, Classic Instruments can truly offer a one-of-a-kind instrument cluster to those with even the most discerning taste. Whether it's a custom rework of a stock gauge cluster or a complete one-off, they can offer the experience, expertise, and knowledge that over 25 years in the gauge building business provides.
Take a look as we take you behind-the-scenes at the custom gauge shop at Classic Instruments and follow along as a '66 Chevy Bel Air cluster gets a custom face-lift.