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post #16 of 59 Old 12-29-2008, 09:12 AM
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I think an original CJ dash that all the gauges worked in would be custom!

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post #17 of 59 Old 12-29-2008, 09:29 AM
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I think an original CJ dash that all the gauges worked in would be custom!
There is a thread in the picture request forum titled, "what makes your Jeep special" I was going to list my all original (fully functioning) dash as my contribution. It is loaded with TJ guys and I didn't think that they would understand though.

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post #18 of 59 Old 12-29-2008, 10:43 AM
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There is a thread in the picture request forum titled, "what makes your Jeep special" I was going to list my all original (fully functioning) dash as my contribution. It is loaded with TJ guys and I didn't think that they would understand though.
You might be right. I'm just glad you could never mistake my dash for that of a rental car (Ok light jab at TJ owner's)
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post #19 of 59 Old 12-29-2008, 10:47 AM
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You might be right. I'm just glad you could never mistake my dash for that of a rental car (Ok light jab at TJ owner's)
I agree with you on that one. I own two TJ's along with my 7. I think that is why I am so partial to the CJ's dash. I have grown used to all the plastic in the TJ's, but there is still something I like about that original metal CJ dash.

Who needs safety, air bags, working gauges, defrost, etc....?????

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post #20 of 59 Old 12-29-2008, 08:50 PM
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you know what i like the best about a CJ dash, its so out of the way, yet everything's at easy reach. and sometimes, if im lucky, i get to play the "guess how fast i'm REALLY going game"

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post #21 of 59 Old 12-29-2008, 11:15 PM
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and sometimes, if im lucky, i get to play the "guess how fast i'm REALLY going game"
Or the, "But officer, my Jeep won't even go that fast" game. Well, that's another reason a GPS is good thing to take along.

Guns don't kill people... Bad trail spotters do.

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What CJ owner doesn't want to hack up his harness for the next owner to have fun with?
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post #22 of 59 Old 12-30-2008, 08:21 PM
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This is the one I made for mine.


Here are others I have made for other people.



85' CJ-7, 258, T-5, D-300. Soon to be 360, t-18,d-20
4" skyjacker, 33's, frame up resto, Custom built everything else.

Custom Dashs built to your specs dbldfab@gmail.com
website. http://sites.google.com/site/doubledfab/
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post #23 of 59 Old 01-01-2009, 08:51 AM
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Wow! Nice work Dislsmoke. Do the upper gauges clear the defrost duct? How much do you get for a dash like the one with the radio cutout?
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post #24 of 59 Old 01-01-2009, 12:24 PM
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what did you use to make the angled cups??
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post #25 of 59 Old 01-01-2009, 05:14 PM
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Yes the upper larger bezel will clear the duct. It's not that much higher than the stock gauge. Most of the full replacement dashs like above are $180. If you want speaker slots it would be a little bit more. I get all the dashs laser cut and the bezels are on a 20 degree angle to the left and up so you can actually read your aftermarket gauges. If you pay over $150 for new gauges you might as well be able to read them easly. The bezels are thin wall dom tubing welding in, they fit 3 3/8" tach and speedos, the others are for 2 1/16". Dashs are just a little thing I do on the side at my home shop for the CJ guys, I know the aftermarket world sucks for us. I haven't done one dash that is the same yet, everything is custom made to what you want, not what you can buy out of a magazine. Thanks if you would like a custom design just drop me an email. I'm not trying to be a vendor or sponor my work, just love to make dashs for the CJ lovers of the world.

85' CJ-7, 258, T-5, D-300. Soon to be 360, t-18,d-20
4" skyjacker, 33's, frame up resto, Custom built everything else.

Custom Dashs built to your specs dbldfab@gmail.com
website. http://sites.google.com/site/doubledfab/
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post #26 of 59 Old 01-01-2009, 05:35 PM
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I have that dash pad in excellent condition sitting in my garage. PM me an offer, if you catch me in the right mood with the right price, it might be yours

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post #27 of 59 Old 01-01-2009, 06:10 PM
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That gray center piece would look good in my 8 build
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post #28 of 59 Old 01-02-2009, 06:36 AM
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The gray center piece is only $80.

85' CJ-7, 258, T-5, D-300. Soon to be 360, t-18,d-20
4" skyjacker, 33's, frame up resto, Custom built everything else.

Custom Dashs built to your specs dbldfab@gmail.com
website. http://sites.google.com/site/doubledfab/
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post #29 of 59 Old 01-02-2009, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Check this one out I found on Pirate. I need to aquire that guys' skills!

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post #30 of 59 Old 01-02-2009, 10:51 AM
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Check this one out I found on Pirate. I need to aquire that guys' skills!
WOW! That thing is so sweet, I thought I'd share it here:

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Guns don't kill people... Bad trail spotters do.

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The thread will derail quicker than a walrus on a Crisco-soaked Slip 'n' Slide.
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