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post #31 of 59 Old 01-02-2009, 11:16 AM
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Check this one out I found on Pirate. I need to aquire that guys' skills!
That is sweet. He must have way too much time on his hands.

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post #32 of 59 Old 01-02-2009, 12:02 PM
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It's amazing what you can do with a CAD program and a laser cutter. That is a very nice dash, I would have liked to have seen final pics though.

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I believe it's still in the works. I'll be watching his thread though!

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post #34 of 59 Old 01-02-2009, 08:51 PM
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Not a giant mod but I customized the inside of my glove box:


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post #35 of 59 Old 01-03-2009, 01:33 AM
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No, it's an altimeter. As for the dash pad, I'm assuming you mean the "Jeep" dash pad and I got it at Morris 4x4. If you mean the pad on the cage bar, that was purchased at Summit.

I plan on building a CJ8 buggy in the future and will use these gauges to look like an airplane's cockpit:


Where can one buy these? They look awesome!
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post #36 of 59 Old 01-03-2009, 04:13 AM
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Where can one buy these? They look awesome!
http://www.classicinstruments.com/ga...&SeriesCode=BZ


And here's a less expensive alternative:

http://www.4x4mods.com/

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post #37 of 59 Old 01-03-2009, 06:33 AM
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I think an original CJ dash that all the gauges worked in would be custom!
I have that, with alittle help from the Forum, ALL my original guages work fine and acurate for now.

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post #38 of 59 Old 01-03-2009, 10:16 PM
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Heres a couple shots of my dash.
The aluminum used has tarnished a lil from getting wet. Im thinking of just buying a replacement dash with no cutouts and putting my gauges in it and painting it.







(sorry you gotta click the links. I hate being new!)
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post #39 of 59 Old 01-12-2009, 11:04 AM
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Here is mine in process... I'm not sure I'm keeping it exactly this way yet. This is my first stab at it and I am thinking I may want to add switches for my air lockers which I did not plan for originally. So, I may ditch the logo to make room and move some stuff around. I did the defroster mod with the pvc tubing so I have no interefence anywhere behind my dash and can put everything exactly where I want it.

I own a machine shop with CNC equipment and making this kind of stuff is very fun for me. I can never leave well enough alone... I'll probably end up with 3 or 4 versions when I'm done. Everything is made from billet aluminum and all guages will have rings around them with stainless steel screws.

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Derfballs: Nice job with thinking about the ducting. Do you have any pics of that?

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Here is mine in process... I'm not sure I'm keeping it exactly this way yet. This is my first stab at it and I am thinking I may want to add switches for my air lockers which I did not plan for originally. So, I may ditch the logo to make room and move some stuff around. I did the defroster mod with the pvc tubing so I have no interefence anywhere behind my dash and can put everything exactly where I want it.

I own a machine shop with CNC equipment and making this kind of stuff is very fun for me. I can never leave well enough alone... I'll probably end up with 3 or 4 versions when I'm done. Everything is made from billet aluminum and all guages will have rings around them with stainless steel screws.

Sorry for the clicks, I'm fairly new also.

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Derfballs: Nice job with thinking about the ducting. Do you have any pics of that?
I don't have a pic handy but it is very similar to the pics I think you posted in post#10... I thought I was original for coming up with the pvc solution but obviously someone else thought of it as well. Whoever you got the pics from did a nice job, only difference is I hard plumbed it vs. using pool vac hose. I didn't even think to use vac hose like that... probably makes it much nicer to service.

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post #43 of 59 Old 01-18-2009, 06:44 PM
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Great fab jobs you folks have posted here!

Can anyone tell me if there is adequate clearance ABOVE the STOCK Voltmeter and Oil Pressure gauges for additional guages on a '78 CJ 5 dash?
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post #44 of 59 Old 01-18-2009, 09:54 PM
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Can anyone tell me if there is adequate clearance ABOVE the STOCK Voltmeter and Oil Pressure gauges for additional guages on a '78 CJ 5 dash?
Very little if any. Off to the right - yes, but not right above the OEM gauges. Make a plate to go over the stock holes and put two over the other two that way. Make sure to go lower with bottom two gauges.

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post #45 of 59 Old 01-19-2009, 05:09 AM
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Hey Ronzi, I dig the twin stick. I'm doing the same to mine.
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