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post #46 of 59 Old 06-10-2009, 11:33 AM
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Nice dashes! I can't wait until I can get a new dash for the ol' YJ.


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post #47 of 59 Old 06-10-2009, 12:35 PM
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And here's what I did to the knobs recently...


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And here's what I did to the knobs recently...

Pretty cool. Any reason you went with the Kaiser logo over the AMC version?
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Pretty cool. Any reason you went with the Kaiser logo over the AMC version?
LOL yes two. The color scheme matched better than red, white & blue. They only had two versions of the logo - I really wanted to pay homage to the old flat fenders.

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I'm still working on the install, but here's what I have so far. Its a stainless dash with autometer gauges.




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post #52 of 59 Old 07-10-2009, 08:29 AM
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I just recently finished putting my dash in. The white was the original dash from the PO, and the "hammered metal" dash is my new one. The one thing you can't see is that the glove box interior had to be modified to fit around the heater area so now it looks like a perfect pistol box (longer on one side). Also this is before the speakers were put in, the lock was installed, or the roll cage was re-installed. It may look almost stock but it isn't, I have the new gauges clustered around the steering column for ease of use. Please ignore my friend sticking his face through the rusted hole in the original body.


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post #53 of 59 Old 07-10-2009, 10:19 AM
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Here's another dash (someone else made) that I thought was interesting...

Hey what are those things on his hood? At first I thought they were just bigger stops for the windshield but the left one looks open and seems to have something inside of there.

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post #54 of 59 Old 07-13-2009, 05:05 PM
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Needed to make a one-off piece because the roll cage the PO built covered up a lot of the top of the dash.

Not nearly as fancy as some of you guys' work but I did the best I could with what I have... a jigsaw, a drill press, and a set of files. Bought a sheet of 6061 aluminum and made the whole damn thing myself . Took all of yesterday, primered today. What do you guys think?

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Well Newd, I think the knobs are too close together but I like the overall look of it. I like that the steering wheel hole is a slot so you can lift it out of the way of the cage and I like the way you mounted the speedo cluster.

The next time I do a dash, I'll make small panels for each gauge so I can remove them from the dash without removing the dash itself.

The only other thing I might suggest is to find a local trophy shop in your area and have them make a plate for the switch panel. Inscribe each switch with its function...winch, lights, etc.

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The next time I do a dash, I'll make small panels for each gauge so I can remove them from the dash without removing the dash itself. The only other thing I might suggest is to find a local trophy shop in your area and have them make a plate for the switch panel. Inscribe each switch with its function...winch, lights, etc.

I like that idea too!

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Not nearly as fancy as some of you guys' work but I did the best I could with what I have... a jigsaw, a drill press, and a set of files. Bought a sheet of 6061 aluminum and made the whole damn thing myself . Took all of yesterday, primered today. What do you guys think?
I think you did a great job!

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i need to get a new dash
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The only other thing I might suggest is to find a local trophy shop in your area and have them make a plate for the switch panel. Inscribe each switch with its function...winch, lights, etc.
Knobs are are far apart as I could make them without interfering with the cage and the piece of angle aluminum that supports the dash at the bottom. They have just enough clearance to work.

Switches are all from OTTRATTW. Jim runs the place and sells all sorts of labeled switches. I just bought 3 generic ones. I'll get new rockers when I figure out what I want each one to be.
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