Well it's not pretty, but it sure has character (new dash) - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Well it's not pretty, but it sure has character (new dash)

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineFS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options! FS: Wrangler RGB Multicolor Fog Light LEDs: Awesome Effect

Reply
Unread 04-14-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
dukegnarley
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ellensburg, Wa
Posts: 494
Well it's not pretty, but it sure has character (new dash now with autometrs)

so, since i installed a JB sye, i needed to switch from a mechanical speedometer to an electric one. i looked around and found that to replace that one gauge was going to be around $115. so i thought for a while and decided to just junk yard a gauge cluster from a 97+ cherokee and make a flat dash.

At first i was planning on making it look really good, but after i got started i decided that i liked it better looking crappy.

Anyway, here are some pics.







I'm not sure if i want to paint it or just give it some clear to keep that nice "just finished" look. All it still needs is a headlight switch which i'm going to get from an xj. I prefer the pull knob type.

Cost break down:

sheet metal - $25
pipe - Scrounged
plastic - Scrounged
3/8" rod - Scrounged
gauges - $50
hinges - $2.50
magnets - $4
Mag light mount - $6
Mag light - $19
Cam Lock - $5
head light switch - yet to be bought

total cost so far - $113.50

__________________
Unlimited Length YJ "Sasquatch"
Build Thread
Renix 4.0
AW4 swap with awshifter = DONE
custom console
flatdash

Last edited by dukegnarley; 04-21-2008 at 05:57 PM..
dukegnarley is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-14-2008, 07:44 PM   #2
yjcrawlr
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern Oklahoma
Posts: 1,784
that is some of the most wack stuff I have ever seen. I really like the bugger weld oh sh*t on the grab bar. Are you going to keep going with the theme on the rest of the jeep?
yjcrawlr is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-14-2008, 08:12 PM   #3
flys_yj
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: pacific north west
Posts: 348
do you still have your stock dash? are the dash's from the 90's like the 94's? if so, i will send you my old speedo..i went with auto meter, and its just in a box on a shelf~fly
flys_yj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-14-2008, 08:15 PM   #4
91YJ4X4
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New York City, NY
Posts: 1,101
thats gangster
__________________
THE OFFICIAL TRAVELING JEEP
91YJ4X4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-14-2008, 08:16 PM   #5
dukegnarley
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ellensburg, Wa
Posts: 494
i think i will for the interior. I'd like to keep the outside looking semi normal. My friend called it "Mad Maxian", and we all know that Mad Max was a quality film, so i took it as a compliment.
__________________
Unlimited Length YJ "Sasquatch"
Build Thread
Renix 4.0
AW4 swap with awshifter = DONE
custom console
flatdash
dukegnarley is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-14-2008, 08:39 PM   #6
tuckinauster
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 1,491
Don't paint it and let it get rusty, then it'll be really cool.
__________________
Sniper Central

Quote:
Originally Posted by P.J. O'rouke
"The Jeep is a manly device. And a womanly device. An American device. It’s a fitting instrument to transport the free people of a free nation with the respect to which we are entitled and the dignity that we deserve."
tuckinauster is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-14-2008, 08:44 PM   #7
rustywrangler
Got my eye on you.....
 
rustywrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 18,616
Looks bad *** to me man. Nice work.
__________________

Congenital Heart Disease is a reality for me, BOTH of my children have it. Please read up and become aware for future generations

Lydia Ann-Acquired 08/05/05 Open Heart surgery 08/10/05
Jacob Patrick-Acquired 01/17/08 Open Heart surgery 02/15/08
rustywrangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-14-2008, 08:51 PM   #8
sebastian22
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 2,033
i like it...it original and looks very rugged. are you planning on cleaning up that glove box, looks a bit sharp.

Where did you get the door panel storage pouches? Ive been trying to find something like that for ages.
__________________
95 Black YJ
sebastian22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-14-2008, 08:54 PM   #9
pat8942
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Deming,New Mexico, New Mexico
Posts: 2,178
I be likin it!!
[QUOTE=dukegnarley;5088021]so, since i installed a JB sye, i needed to switch from a mechanical speedometer to an electric one. i looked around and found that to replace that one gauge was going to be around $115. so i thought for a while and decided to just junk yard a gauge cluster from a 97+ cherokee and make a flat dash.

At first i was planning on making it look really good, but after i got started i decided that i liked it better looking crappy.

Anyway, here are some pics.
__________________
All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best.
Ich liebe meinen Jeep!
pat8942 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-14-2008, 08:59 PM   #10
dukegnarley
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ellensburg, Wa
Posts: 494
Quote:
Originally Posted by sebastian22 View Post
i like it...it original and looks very rugged. are you planning on cleaning up that glove box, looks a bit sharp.

Where did you get the door panel storage pouches? Ive been trying to find something like that for ages.
Thanks,

The glove box edges are actually pretty smooth. the plasma cutter wasn't cutting as well as it could have so the edges melted a little bit.

The door pockets are stock. they came with the doors and I'm pretty sure the doors are from a sahara.
__________________
Unlimited Length YJ "Sasquatch"
Build Thread
Renix 4.0
AW4 swap with awshifter = DONE
custom console
flatdash
dukegnarley is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-15-2008, 01:15 AM   #11
jeepdog5
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Posts: 566
i like the "jeep" and "yj" welded onto your defroster ducts.
jeepdog5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-15-2008, 05:00 AM   #12
warregl
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 67
That is quality. Mad Max would be proud!

__________________
____________________________

[I]'54 Willys - my first vehicle
'75 CJ5 - the quail hound
'77 CJ7 (V8) - lost to youthful enthusiasm
’95 YJ – some days I actually miss my 4 angry squirrels
’03 Rubicon – seems too nice to be a Jeep, until the pavement ends…[/I]
warregl is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-15-2008, 05:29 AM   #13
Ctskip
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Dallas Texas
Posts: 184
The glove box door looks to be pretty heavy. Are those magnets strong enought to keep the door from opening onto somebody's knees. It looks pretty .........hmmmmmm.... ruff. Looks nice. I'd clear coat it.

Ctskip
Ctskip is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-15-2008, 08:47 AM   #14
atthemattin
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 65
i like it. i might have changed the lay out a bit to fit my needs, but i really think it looks badass. i like where the speed-o is.
atthemattin is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-15-2008, 09:31 AM   #15
paultyler
Uncle Paul has spoken...
 
paultyler's Avatar
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: California
Posts: 2,537
Well...at least you don't have to worry about anyone stealing your Jeep.

That being said that probably took a lot of work...good for you for being able to do it.
__________________
My Jeep - Video

My Jeep in the Snow

92 YJ, 35' MTR Kevlars, Klune/Dana 20, 4.88s, SYE, Rubicon D44s w/Rubicon lockers, front and rear Alloy USA chromoly shafts with 30 spline outers, JK electric swaybar, T&T tube fenders, custom cv driveshafts, RE 4.5 XD springs, M.O.R.E. 5/8'' boomerang shackles + 2' BL, 15lb Powertank, 4.0L TB & TB spacer, ARB Snorkel, K&N filter, rear bumper and tire rack, Rancho 9000s, AtoZ Rockers, Skid-Row Engine skid plate, Teraflex Bellyup, JCR Offroad 1 Ton TieRod, rock lights, RE hand throttle, M.O.R.E. roll cage, corners, 9000lb winch with synthetic cable in-cab winch controller (12voltguy.com), Dual Blue Top Optimas with 12voltguy dual battery controller, a/c (ackits.com)

Quote:
Originally Posted by joshrad View Post
This Uncle Paul guy seems to know what he's talking about.
paultyler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.