Making custom dash/gague cluster...need help! - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Interior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-26-2004, 05:00 PM
speedingpenguin's Avatar
Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: massachusetts
Age: 26
Posts: 71
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Making custom dash/gague cluster...need help!

Okay, the 89 Formula I just bought, the gagues dont work....yeah, i could probably fix them and get them to work, but wheres the fun in that? I orderd:

Tach
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=2241
Fuel level
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=44385
oil pressure/water temp/amps
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=2316
speedometer
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=27865

and I want to do something like this:

But....since I didnt get the 5" tach/speedometer, i'd like to do it different....
thinking that i'll just take a sheet of plastic (dunno where i'll buy it, any suggestions?) and cut out where the gagues are and put the plastic in place....ya know? Any suggestions on doing this/where to get the plastic/how to secure it all?
Thanks,
-Chris

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-27-2004, 09:48 AM
Stinkin_V8's Avatar
Suburbanite Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: SK, Canada
Age: 47
Posts: 323
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That should look pretty cool, Chris. I'm doing something similar that might give you some ideas. I plan to do the gauge layout on my computer in a CAD program, and then take the CAD file to the local laser cutters and have it cut out of stainless steel. There are a lot of different treatments you could give to the steel - brushed, polished, painted, etc.

The benefit to doing it in steel is that you can build any mounting flanges you might need into the design so your fasteners would be hidden.

Good luck!
__________________
When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Interior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.