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#136 cheluIS OFFLINE  

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 03:42 PM

We don't have Walmart here in Romania , but I know what you mean . :bounce:

In fact the gauges are for maritime use , are for boats . I took these becouse are designed for outdoor , are water resistant.

And yes, are pricy but I like it .


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 05:11 PM

That is looking very nice! Thanks for showing us what you are doing there!


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 06:02 PM

That is really looking nice.  Great job.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 07:25 PM

Looks great!

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Very nice work there. You're really going all out.

Thanks for the detailed step by step explanations.



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Posted February 08, 2014 - 09:46 PM

I like the look too. And weatherproof is always good.

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 09:18 AM

Couldn't resist . Fitted the panel to the dash .

Had to cut inside the dash .

 

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Perfect !!! :rocker2: Tarzan like !

And paintjob .

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I think I'm going to sand the dash and paint it too .

 

Keep in touch .

 


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Painted the steering wheel column .

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And the dash .

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I need an ideea to cover the hole from the middle of the steering wheel .


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 03:27 PM

I was thinking of making a slit down the length of piece of black tubing & sliding it around the inside of the hole before I slide the dash over the hole. I might have to experiment with different sizes to get a good fit. It looks like you might be close to your gauge. You did a great job extending that dash panel. It looks like the cockpit of a sports car. Thanks for your pics & explanations.

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 06:12 PM

Wasn't happy with my new dash and the steering wheel with a hole in center of it .

Remember that I have a bar of plastic in the basement .

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Cut a piece and go lathe .

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Made o hole in the interior for the nut that holds the wheel in place .

Turn at the other end and round it .

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Ready.

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Fit in place .

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A bit of paint and good to go .

 

Got to go to sleep .I have two full days working to my MF.

 

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Posted February 10, 2014 - 04:23 PM

Put the gauges on the panel .

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Had to cut more , the joystick is too "fat" .

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Dash complete.

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And , of course , the steering wheel .

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Now the hard part : rewiring .

 

 

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Posted February 10, 2014 - 05:18 PM

Man, that's a lot of dash gadgets.
Looks very nice! Even the steering wheel cap turned out perfect. Thanks for the update.
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Posted February 10, 2014 - 05:40 PM

Awesome job on the cover . I'm sorry on my last comment I thought you were talking about the space between the column & the dash.  :wallbanging:


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 06:58 PM

Great job there. It's a good thing you strengthened the dash, with all the extra

weight you've added.

You know, if you start upgrading the engine and drive train, the way you tackled

these other projects, you're going to have to change all that instrumentation

to a HUD (Heads Up Display), just like in a fighter jet. :smilewink:


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 09:16 PM

Looks great! I really like your steering wheel cap!


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