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Unread 12-17-2012, 10:05 PM   #61
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Fresh in from the powder coaters. That tire carrier and all its pieces were covered in rust. Not anymore!

I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
Don't you just love getting these bits back? Knowing they're all real American steel, are better than new and won't wobble or bend or rot all over the place. Happy days putting all that back together.

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Unread 12-19-2012, 06:23 AM   #62
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Yes, I love taking rusty junk to the powder coaters and getting it back all new and shiny. I think I have all the pieces done now so that I can put the beast back together. I can't wait until Friday because I'm off work until Jan 3rd. Lot's of time over the break to get some much needed work done on the Yeti.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 06:41 AM   #63
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Auto meter

Buddy, I have been fighting with Auto Meter for the better part of 4 months on their white faced guages and my jeep. I installed them similar to your proposed layout minus the turn signals, etc. and it has been a nightmare getting the tech reps to understand what is going on with the sending units. I purchased them from Quadratec and I an about ready to go back to traditional guages.

BE VERY CAREFUL!!!

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Kicking this layout around. Any thoughts?

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Green LEDs = turn signals
Blue LED = high beam indicator
Amber LED = 4x4 mode
Red LED = Parking brake

I think I'm going with the Auto Meter Phantom II series (electronic with short sweep). Anybody see any issues with these gauges in a CJ-7?

Should have plenty of room to add rocker switches when I add some auxiliary items (fog lights, air compressor, etc.).
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Unread 12-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #64
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Buddy, I have been fighting with Auto Meter for the better part of 4 months on their white faced gauges and my jeep. I installed them similar to your proposed layout minus the turn signals, etc. and it has been a nightmare getting the tech reps to understand what is going on with the sending units. I purchased them from Quadratec and I an about ready to go back to traditional gauges.

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Really! What issues exactly with what gauges in particular? I would assume the fuel gauge would be the hardest to work with/get set up correctly. Looks like the others would be simple to install/get working. I'd love to hear details if you care to share.

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Unread 12-19-2012, 07:53 AM   #65
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That dash panel that rixcj put together is absolutely sick! I wish I had access to some metal working tools that would allow me to build a dash like that. Having the gauges angled would definitely be a benefit.
If it is of imterest to you, I have seen where a piece of metal tubing was used and the end cut at a bevel; and I have seen where a too large diameter piece was used, a slot cut, and the circle drawn up to the correct size and tacked. I have also seen it done in PVC. The other option is to bend yourself a kicker panel. Double D Fab probably builds the finest dashes available, but I am a poor man, so we made our own.

The powder coated pieces look fabulous!
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Unread 12-19-2012, 08:01 AM   #66
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Jester... check out David's dash... post #169

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/pr...7/index12.html
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Unread 12-19-2012, 08:46 AM   #67
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Impressive thread. Double D dash....

I'm going to have to figure out how to angle those meters without breaking down and buying a DD dash. Sigh...
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Unread 12-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #68
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Thanks alot Kerrdog, now I'm going to have to go buy one of those Double D dashes. I can't quit thinking about it....
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Unread 12-19-2012, 07:25 PM   #69
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Thanks alot Kerrdog, now I'm going to have to break down and buy a Double D dash. Sigh....
Sorry Bro..! Did you visit his website?

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Unread 12-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #70
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Oh yeah....that got me thinking about them. Now to figure out how to customize it to my liking.
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Unread 12-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #71
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Unread 12-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #72
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Looks great Jester....just out of curiosity since i have never researched it,...how much are you paying for the powder coating? I have never looked into it since it seems real pricey.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 02:12 AM   #73
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I got a guy that does it for $125-$150, depending on the number of items I give him. Set up fee is a minimal $125.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 08:18 AM   #74
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I got a guy that does it for $125-$150, depending on the number of items I give him. Set up fee is a minimal $125.
What part of the metroplex is he located? I will have sopme parts I want to get done and would like to maximize my effort. I see some guy out of Garland on CL all the time and he has some nice pics, but seems a little pricey, but if I bring him a lot of work, might be able to bring it down.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #75
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...I took a grinder to the welds on those two angle iron pieces that somebody had welded on the front of the frame and removed them as they served no other purpose other than to annoy me.

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I put an 80-grit flap disk sanding wheel on my grinder and polished out all the grind marks on the frame and gave it a fresh coat of paint just to tidy things up.
I have similar PO modification on the rear of my frame that I need to remove. What type of disc did you use on your grinder to remove them?
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