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post #31 of 70 Old 05-20-2011, 12:45 PM
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Another thought would be to dump the factory heater and go with one from Vintage Air. They are much smaller in size which frees up a lot of space, and they use electric controls instead of cables which can be mounted anywhere in the dasy without problems. Just a thought if you need extra space behind the dash.

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post #32 of 70 Old 05-04-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody using one of these? Fits in the stock location. That leaves alot of room for other crap. I know a few of you voiced your opinions on "all in one" gauges, what about the rest of you?

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post #33 of 70 Old 05-04-2012, 02:09 PM
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I had thought about that one, But to me it's just too many numbers in a small area for my eyes to look at. I made a plate to fit a Auto Meter 5" in it's place. Pictures on my thread.
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post #34 of 70 Old 05-04-2012, 02:37 PM
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just one thought - if you plan to add a roll bar .... which I personally think is a very good idea.... the factory location for the grab handle might not work. I had to remove my grab handle to fit the roll bar.... that's ok with me - the passenger can hold onto the roll bar.... bit it does leave 2 holes in the stock dash.... just a thought

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post #35 of 70 Old 05-04-2012, 10:20 PM
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I'm re-building my dash this weekend, one of the problems i have with the oil,coolent temp and volt gauges is seeing them when there sitting flat on the dash. i needed to move them up a bit and found there was the clearance issue with the windshield ducting. i built a angled plate about 7 inches long 4 inches deep on the right side that the gauges fit into and this bolts to the dash at an angle i can see, there's room in and around that for switches i need to mount and i can reach it all straped into the seat. we will see how it works once i'm out driving but so far so good.i would take pictures of it but i can't get my camera to work, i found a picture of these on the web though.
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post #36 of 70 Old 05-07-2012, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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The more and more I think about how I want my dash to look, I really like boomvader's setup. What do you guys think about this setup? The top is (close to) stock, and the bottom two are what I'm contemplating, leaning heavily towards the third drawing.



I'm basing that drawing mostly off what I found here, http://www.manoian.net/jeep/custom_dash.html

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post #37 of 70 Old 05-07-2012, 03:53 PM
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When I built this dash, I made the entire gauge segment of the dash removable...





Backside cut-out...



Threaded PEM inserts pressed into the dash...



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post #38 of 70 Old 05-07-2012, 04:05 PM
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I set mine up similar to what your latest post is showing, again this is another double d custom...
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I sent an email over to Daniel at DoubleD a few days ago, along with my latest and greatest. Top one is stock-ish, bottom one is not so stock-ish.

All of the gauges will be mounted in the angled cups, for visibility and also for more clearance in front of the heater. I've finally conceded to put all 3 of my radios into a center console / overhead console. And I think I might keep the heater controls in the factory location for more of a nostalgic look. I did buy a CJ, after all

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It seems I get interested in this around May every year

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post #41 of 70 Old 05-05-2013, 05:53 PM
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I did something similar. Only my glove compartment is now a 9" in dash DVD player. It pivots 45* in either direction. You could do one under the dash also. Just mentioned it since you have a blank slate. Good luck, whatever you do. Your work always seems to come out top notch.

I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
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post #42 of 70 Old 05-05-2013, 07:16 PM
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Here's what mine ended up looking like. Dan at Double D did the dash panel. The speedo is Autometer GPS.
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post #43 of 70 Old 05-05-2013, 09:03 PM
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Here's what mine ended up looking like. Dan at Double D did the dash panel. The speedo is Autometer GPS.
How is the GPS speedo working out for you? Are there ever times when the speedo doesn't work, due to "obstructions"?

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post #44 of 70 Old 05-06-2013, 02:05 AM
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Don't forget the space behind the dash. The Fresh Air plenum and heater ducts take up a lot of room and the steering column mounts can be a pain also.
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How is the GPS speedo working out for you? Are there ever times when the speedo doesn't work, due to "obstructions"?

Rich
It's working. I have not noticed any loss of signal so far.
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