Someone turned on a light bulb in my head a few minutes ago, and I think I have an idea on how to easily (relatively speaking) create a custom insturment cluster. The material I'm considering is plexiglass. You can form it with a heat gun, and it's pretty easy to paint a neutral flat color (like flat black). Once the basic shape is figured out, holes can be cut for any gauges I want, and mounts secured for the gauges. I'm hoping to try to use the original mounts for the cluster pod, but if not, it wouldn't be too difficult to contsruct my own so that I can easily remove the whole cluster. Forming plexiglass does create irregularities along the edges, and my plan was to sand the edge and use fiberglass filler to smooth the edges a little. What I'm aiming for is something that's more functional, e.g. mechanical gauges placed where I want them, than the original cluster. I'm not trying to make the cluster look pretty, just functional and non-haphazard-like. Any thoughts or suggestion you all might have would be greatly appreciated.