Ok, I can understand the nostaligic thing, I am really going for function here, and no plastic, and I mean you could Line-X the whole dash.... haha
How do you figure the guages and controls would be harder to work with? Maybe its hard to really visualize scale in the model, but everything is pushed up and about 6" closer than stock,
I have a huge custom shifter on my NV 4500 that is a little long, however in this model, if my trans was in 5th gear, I could reach only about 4" past the shifter to the radio, if that makes sense.
we all have different arm lengths, however, what I am getting at is with the way I have it measured in the model, I would be able to reach the radio and controls with my arm 3/4 of the way stretched out with my back flat on the seat, how is that less convenient than reaching way down half way to the floor?
and how are the gauges more difficult to see? thats where they are in 90% of cars, not to mention they are 6" closer than stock.
I am going to take extensive measurements tonight and just model the whole jeep interior with a person in it so you'll can see.
As far as the cummins...
It turned out pretty good so far, I designed motor mounts and had them laser cut and bent, they worked out nice, I hope to sell some of these mounts when I get them finalized, I was working with Eric at Novak on them, and we were going to work something out, but I think he decided he did not want to deal with 4BT customers haha.
It is a straight pipe 3" exhaust, and is real loud, the motor is stock right now and has crazy torque, i cant wait to put a bigger turbo on it and some injectors and turn the fuel pump up.
It is really fun to drive, and turns heads like crazy
Jeep 1:Used to have a 93 YJ 2.5l- 3.5" Black Diamond, Chevy TBI 5.7l V8, SM 465 4 speed, 8.8 rear( 4.10, L/S), rhinoline, Mile Marker 9000, NP 231, Had to sell it due to college
Jeep 2: 89/91 YJ, 4BT Cummins, NV4500, NP 231, Old Man Emu 2.5" suspension lift, 1" body lift.....Runs and drives, but very much a project
Interned at Novak Conversions 2 summers ago
Ask me about my 4BT Cummins Motor Mounts!!