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Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:21 pm 
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I have got a set of cheap gauges coming soon, so I decided to try get as much of the custom stufff done before I actually get the gauges. I will be installing an oil pressure, ammetter and vacum gauges. Any ways so far i have cut the holes for where the are going to be mounted and made a panel for one gauge, so tell me what you think. Also all 3 gauges are going to be moulded onto and into where the holes are.
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this pic i still need to make the sides, but will wait for the gauges to make sure it will fit correctly
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Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:52 pm 
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have a go at fibreglassing. Cover the c pillar with masking tape and then vaseline, fibreglass over this to get the starting shape. then cover in expanding foam, shape it how you like, then fibreglass over that, sand, high fill, and voila, custom with no flat surfaces or joins. Fair bit of work though

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:35 pm 
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it will be glassed, just need a solid base to start from
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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:59 pm 
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here is a pic of the center mounts. Just need the gauges to finish the console off

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:01 pm 
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With that set-up you basically have to put the auto into 1st to see that screen hey? lol.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:05 pm 
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the screen can been seen when in drive, but it doesnt matter as it is being wired into the hand brake switch
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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:05 pm 
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here are some new pics

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:08 pm 
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its all looks very rough. when are you going to actually fine fill it and finish it off nice?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:11 pm 
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was going to say the exact thing rick, will look good when finished

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:11 pm 
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double post haha :evil:

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:30 pm 
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trying to spread the cost out, durring the week I will keep going with what I am doing and next pay day I will go get the high fill to try smooth it all out so I can respray them. My plan is to have all of the gauge mount finished and have all the gauges working before the 29th of this month
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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:52 pm 
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Quick question mate, What are all the other buttons and switches??. And do they do anything??. :?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:25 pm 
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farmerjason wrote:
Quick question mate, What are all the other buttons and switches??. And do they do anything??. :?


I was going to ask the same question...

Spac, are you actually David Hasselhoff? :shock:

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:31 pm 
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the extra switches are for neons future neons he has planned.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:48 pm 
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Looks better than i expected when I seen the first photos, with a bit of sanding and painting will not look too bad I guess, personally never understood the need for extra gauges but that is just me others seem to love em :)
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