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Old 03-22-2012, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not done yet, still deciding on gauges , etc.


Materials:
Gauge panel material, I used .032 aluminium diamond plate
Cardstock to make template out of
Razor blade and pen for template
Stock cluster for the clear cover and bezel, we wont use the electronic back half.
I used a angle grinder and cut wheel to hack out the center of the bezel.

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1: take the cluster apart and make a template


2: cut your filler and cut the bezel center out


3: make sure it fits before you go further


4: Trace how your gauges will be layed out and get an idea.

First thing that popped in my head^^^^^^
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what car? post pics of what you got now.....
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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im updating slowly, but ya, im happy i got the first few out of the way, it will be all black when its done.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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o shit this looks like fun...
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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pics of all gauges going on?
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I'm in for pics on this!
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Isnt the diamond plate gonna cause the gauges not to sit flush? Just asking cause I know having the gauges sitting a little cocked would bug the crap outta me.
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just use a thicker rubberish gasket material to flush em out.. or grind down the diamond bumps
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I am still thinking of doing this in my EJ8 but I honestly will more than likely opt for the S2k unit. : It does look tits when its all done.
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progress???
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Also in for progress. I too was leaning toward thee s2k shit but...
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update!! please!
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i actually just got the thing close to finished. UPDATE SOOON! llok back in a few days! THANKS!!!!
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i know, i suck, here is my update so far


is a tach (not added yet)
LED for CEL
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subbed. Would like to see how this turns out.

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Using different colored gauges?? Is that metal are scratched up along the top??

I really like the idea, do you not care to know your speed or have a distance meter??
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Its getting painted.

yes the gauges dont match and i have digital speed. so its not needed.
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cool idea, but why did you go with diamond plate instead of flat sheet metal or plastic?
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