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Center Dash Gauges and Radio Bezel refurb
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(05-27-2018, 05:06 AM)Fabrice Wrote: Nice work, looks great!
What is the grey that you used? Paint? Gives a nice texture.

Thanks Fabrice
Paint used was a black etch primer then a matt black acrylic, all rattle can and nothing fancy
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#12
(05-27-2018, 07:35 AM)Stanglover Wrote: I like what you decided to do. Being right H/D, would change things from what I did. No doubt you saw my thread on upgrading a set of factory gauges.
If I were to do it again, some of your ideas actually make more sense. I issue I found was that, mounting the gauges from behind and still keeping the bezel rings on, caused a gap that is not really seen, but still there. I could have sacrificed the original pod and mounted the gauges in that rather than making my own bracket, but I wanted to keep that intact. My result is satisfactory, but in hind sight, I could have done it a little different. Mounting the gauges through the holes might have been a far better solution, but again I wanted to keep the center console intact as it was an original, which I doubt will ever be put back as it was.
I guess it's called R&D for a reason!!
Well done,
Geoff.

Thanks Geoff
Yes I reckon I have seen all the threads on this subject but once I got the bezel plus gauges without having a pod it was going to be difficult to fit them llike the originals plus I noticed the bezel is angled towards a LHD vision. Not being an original bezel didn't bother me to modify it. Don't know how it would work with other brands of gauges as some of them have a larger surround on them so might look a bit out of place.
Cheers Mick
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#13
(05-27-2018, 12:41 PM)OMS Wrote:
(05-26-2018, 09:02 PM)OzCoupe72 Wrote: Thanks for the feedback
Now just got to start putting the dash together and once I get my new classic radio will have to make some brackets as mine missing altogether
Also no map lamp or delete plate so as they are hard to come by will try to make my own delete plate

Hey that turned out excellent - nice job
I don't have any map lights at this time but do have a couple of block off plates

Thanks Don and will no doubt be wanting more parts as I find them missing. Add the plate to the list and will email you in a week or so.
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#14
(05-27-2018, 01:46 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Looks great those details make a car pop.
Too late to help you but I have a tip on making the thin strips of masking tape for the chrome areas. I rework consoles and dash pieces. I use a rotary scissor like they use to cut cloth. I also have one of the cutting boards made to use the scissors on. You can make tape any width you need and not worry about buying a roll of pin stripe tape or having to cut with a razor blade.

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Thanks David and I did see your post a while ago but had forgotten about it. Perhaps will give it a go for future projects as it would be more accurate than my shaky razor.
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(05-27-2018, 07:11 PM)OzCoupe72 Wrote:
(05-27-2018, 07:35 AM)Stanglover Wrote: I like what you decided to do. Being right H/D, would change things from what I did. No doubt you saw my thread on upgrading a set of factory gauges.
If I were to do it again, some of your ideas actually make more sense.The issue I found was that, mounting the gauges from behind and still keeping the bezel rings on, caused a gap that is not really seen, but still there. I could have sacrificed the original pod and mounted the gauges in that rather than making my own bracket, but I wanted to keep that intact. My result is satisfactory, but in hind sight, I could have done it a little different. Mounting the gauges through the holes might have been a far better solution, but again I wanted to keep the center console intact as it was an original, which I doubt will ever be put back as it was.
I guess it's called R&D for a reason!!
Well done,
Geoff.

Thanks Geoff
Yes I reckon I have seen all the threads on this subject but once I got the bezel plus gauges without having a pod it was going to be difficult to fit them llike the originals plus I noticed the bezel is angled towards a LHD vision. Not being an original bezel didn't bother me to modify it. Don't know how it would work with other brands of gauges as some of them have a larger surround on them so might look a bit out of place.
Cheers Mick
 You're most welcome. At the end of the day, it's your car and what you've come up with is an inspiration to others I'm sure. Swapping to RHD is no mean feat so cudo's to you for working that mess out! Well done all around.
Geoff.
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#16
Nice job!

- Mike
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#17
Hello,

Nice job, which model are your guages and how did you connect them to the engine ? are they mechanical or electric ? Trying to figure out how to install the sending units and keep the idiot lights working . Thanks for any advice.

steve
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