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Old 01-14-2009, 06:20 AM
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turn signal and PRNDL indicators

Now that I am back onto my 35 Chevy project. i am trying to get all of the interior bits and pieces sorted out before I get the doors and upholstery done. I was trying to find a nice looking dash-mount panel that has turn signal indicators and warning lamps with an integrated transmission indicator. Anything NICE out there? I am not talking about some lamps in a panel. I was messing around and sketched this up. this is kind of what I am looking for:
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:24 AM
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Geez Mark, that's awesome for a "just sketching something" . I love it like it is, why not use it?

I've been pondering what to use on my 36 Ford 5wcpe. I've got a Lokar shifter, I'm pretty sure my wife is going to want to know what gear she's in. I'm looking forward to more info on this.
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It shouldn't be too hard to make one, I was just trying to find something out there that works. I could mill the metal surreound, some silk screening on the back lens and a simple circuit board wit LEDs to light the things. I know that there are PRNDL indicators out there, I wonder how they connect to the trans? I guess more sesearch is needed. Once again, I am making one little part instead of getting the car going, its the proce I have been paying to make the car just right.

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you can buy just the sending unit from dakota digital for the transmission indicator and hook it to your custom panel. I just had a customer car that I had the billet column drop engraved at the mall with the shift pattern, and hooked it to the dakota digital sender,utilizing led's that I counter drilled into the drop under the engraving, and wired it with telephone cable,using telephone ends as a quick disconnect to enable removing the column in the future for servicing- if needed.
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you can buy just the sending unit from dakota digital for the transmission indicator and hook it to your custom panel. I just had a customer car that I had the billet column drop engraved at the mall with the shift pattern, and hooked it to the dakota digital sender,utilizing led's that I counter drilled into the drop under the engraving, and wired it with telephone cable,using telephone ends as a quick disconnect to enable removing the column in the future for servicing- if needed.

Now THAT is real hot rodding! making it all work. Thanks for the tip on the Dakota Digital sender. I will do my own, like the above. Lets see how it comes out...
Anything I might be missing? I have brake, turn signals, oil press, high beanm and a wildcard. I dio need to make it look al little older, a bit more 30s, like the rest of the theme of the car, especially the interior.
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a "gen" or generator light would be period perfect, and you could use it for any use. the art deco would have staggered tube shapes on the top and bottom (largest to smallest) but you could make a small fortune with your current design cast in pot metal-chromed. If I were you, I would look into an offshore supplier for your design in chromed vacuum formed plastic with some type of stud mounting!! (I'll buy the 1st 5 !!!)
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Yeah,
I was thinking about doing the art deco thing the other day and I started playing around with this. It needs to be simplified a bit though. I even put some domed lenses in to match my gauges.

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Old 01-16-2009, 07:32 AM
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Personally,the original picture looks the best.Not overkill design. But they all look fine. Great idea.
What size are you thinking for the panel?

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