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Joe1167 03-31-2009 05:45 PM

Project "NO PLASTIC" Dash Build
First off, i just want to say, that DAN IS THE MAN! if anyone is looking into a conversion like this, its great. you can keep almost all of your wiring, depending on the guages you run. DoubleD Fab is his work. Its great.

Here we have some before pics. I tried to paint it all black first, but still i longed for the plastic removal.

Then, i went looking for my gauges, and idiot lights. i went with these to keep wiring to a minimum, instead of going to all the CJ gauges. I decided on the Hot Rod Black II from autometer. they look sharp.

Then, the LED idiot lights. 2 greens for turn, a red for check engine, a blue for high beams, and a amber for 4wheeldrive. Any ideas on where i should put these? still undecided... as well with the kill switch and fog lights toggle...

Then, the wiring connectors, from caspers, which are water proof, and a few sets of waterproof splices.

Everything together (minus the steering column bezel, speedo and tach, and kill switch):

Then today.... this was waiting for me when i came home from school! :2thumbsup:

best part is being able to keep heater and lights control. LESS WIRING!:2thumbsup:

Its off to powder coat, then its demo time!

Also, anyone want to take the tuffy locking console off my hands? 60$ its great condition.

smoke_20 03-31-2009 05:49 PM

That looks nice, can't wait to see it installed

capone1680 03-31-2009 05:52 PM

Looks great! Dan does great work.

simpkijd 03-31-2009 06:01 PM

That looks Great! Can you post a link to "Dan" or his shop I'd be interested in picking up one of those for myself.

Joe1167 03-31-2009 06:13 PM

yea, you can pm him.

his JF name is Dislsmoke

cant say enough about his work.

93jeepyj 03-31-2009 06:22 PM

That thing looks sweet I'll be watching your build. I just did a full cj dash swap and you made a wise choice keeping yj heater controls. I used the autometer gauges for my oil presure and volts and they worked out well, there pretty much an idiot proof install and I assume you got ones that work with the yj sending units so that should make it even easier for you. I like those indicator lights you got to where did you get them? I had to add one for the check engine light since the cj cluster doesnt have a spot for it. I wish I could find one labeled check engine so there wont be any bs when I have to go for emissions next time.

capone1680 03-31-2009 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by simpkijd (Post 6919016)
That looks Great! Can you post a link to "Dan" or his shop I'd be interested in picking up one of those for myself.

Here's a link to Dan's website:

Joe1167 03-31-2009 07:06 PM carries them. 5/16 indicator lamp.

and the gauges for the temp and pressure both come with their own sending unit, cause both were acting up, and i think they were the problem.

simpkijd 04-06-2009 08:48 PM

I hope I'm not rushing you ,but have you had a chance to work on the install? I'm very interested on seeing how the new dash looks. This may be a summer project of mine....

Tompatt 04-06-2009 08:51 PM

^^same here. :cheers:

yjcrawlr 04-06-2009 09:49 PM

Looks great, only half of my gauges work after my 4.0 swap so I am going mechanical gauges where I can and electric for the rest my dash is about to get the home job of the dash swap. Alum. scrap drilled for some gauges with a cut out for a stereo and a idiot light or two.

brandonse24 04-06-2009 10:05 PM

dude, dan is the man, i would love one of those dashes the "customer dash" off his website...

cresencio 04-06-2009 10:54 PM

wow, thats amazing. i cant wait to see that in. hmmm now i want one

EZAces 04-06-2009 11:21 PM

Only question i have is what did it cost

her94yj 04-07-2009 07:27 AM

hmmmm now this is like the 4th one of his dashes i have seen on here and each time i like more and more.. Dan a heads up one pissed off wife might be calling you soon to tell you to stop with the great ideas.. ok maybe more than one pissed off wife..... that would clean up my heap alot

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