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Unread 05-06-2013, 04:33 AM   #46
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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"?

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It working great. I have not noticed any loss of signal. It has some really nice features like clock, trip, heading, engine hours, odometer.

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Unread 05-06-2013, 06:45 AM   #47
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It working great. I have not noticed any loss of signal. It has some really nice features like clock, trip, heading, engine hours, odometer.
The reason that I was asking was that I have an Autometer programmable speedometer. It's not installed yet.

I bought the electronic sending unit that screws into the transfer case (where the speedo cable would hook up...), but now I'm torn between using what I bought, or buying the GPS unit for the speedo.

Even with the GPS, I'm not sure if the Speedo that I bought has the capability to display those other features that yours does. I'll have to check it out. I bought my set up a few years ago.

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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:41 AM   #48
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I'm really liking all of the extra stuff on that GPS speedo....... Kinda expensive but I figure you get what you pay for

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/at...FWNxQgodiRcAyQ

http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugede...id=4493&sid=11
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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #49
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I bought this speedo before the GPS ones were available....

http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugede...id=3064&sid=13

It is capable of receiving the GPS signal, though. So, I'm contemplating whether or not to hook it up using the electronic sender that I already bought, or buying the Autometer GPS module, and running it off of that. As of now, I'll probably just use what I have.

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Just finished my dash last week and console a few months ago.......
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Unread 05-06-2013, 01:41 PM   #51
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WSS, that's the coolest dash I've seen. As far as the console, I see stereo, CB & ????. HAM? VHF?
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Unread 05-06-2013, 01:50 PM   #52
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WSS, that's the coolest dash I've seen. As far as the console, I see stereo, CB & ????. HAM? VHF?
Ya, ham. It's a tri-band. 2m/440cm/ and 6m. It is a oldie. Way back 10-12 years ago 6m was pretty popular cause the sun spots. You could be between two mountains and talk to people in another state for a few minutes, then hear no one. It was lots of fun. I had it mounted the same way in my Scout.

The dash itself did not take too long to do. The planning and gathering started back in November. Once I had all the stuff together, it went pretty fast. I did have the advantage of a CNC plasma cutter. You can see the whole process on the last few pages of my build thread.

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Unread 05-06-2013, 04:07 PM   #53
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Oh, WSS, I did indeed follow that build.
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WSS, your center console helped me decide to forgo the 3 radios on the dash. I really like the look of yours! Can you name off all of the switches on the dash? Or get a close up of the labels?
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WSS, your center console helped me decide to forgo the 3 radios on the dash. I really like the look of yours! Can you name off all of the switches on the dash? Or get a close up of the labels?
Ya, CJs are skint on room. We must make our own!

The legends were made out of waterslide decals, pretty simple just used a inkjet printer on best and then clear coat em before soaking in water.
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Gotcha. That's basically the same switch setup that I want, I haven't decided if I want to include the winch controls in the cab yet. The more I think about it, the more I think I will.
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The winch control is two switches, kind of a redundant safety feature. One is just a dpst (one side for indicator other for 12v power) and the other is momentary ON-OFF-ON switch. It is un-nerving to hit the control and have the winch turn. Of course we would always have a spotter or navigator doing the rigging LOL. It was real simple on my Warn xd9000i, two wires and and two scotch locks.

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Unread 05-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #58
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Here is a night shot of the dash.....


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Unread 05-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #59
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An also in the process of reorganizing the front wall of my cab. What is waterslide printing? Labeling has been a major hang up for me so far. And I will be finding your thread as that is a beyond impressive dash!
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Unread 05-12-2013, 03:41 PM   #60
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These are the decals I used:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321063704884...84.m1423.l2649

They are printed as a photo on this paper then clear coated with a krylon or rustoleum and cut out with scissors then dropped in water until the back seperates or "slides" off, then it is essentially a sticker ready to be placed were you want it.

Here is another use I had for it:





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