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Unread 05-01-2013, 01:13 AM   #12676
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Those are pretty sweet.
I think I need to start looking for someone local with a CNC plasma, water or laser who accepts beer as payment.
I bet if you contact him with your dimensions he could adapt the file easily to make one to match for your speedo.

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Unread 05-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #12677
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I put what I hope is the last two coats of primer on the last part to paint (the windshield frame) on the 75 cj I am restoring. I am almost finished!
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Unread 05-01-2013, 07:46 PM   #12678
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Went to pick up what was listed as a Dana 30 front, and a Dana 44 rear from a CJ. What he thought was a rear axle, turned out to be another front axle.
Then he couldn't remember what he did with the 44 rear.....

Thought it was to good to be true for $150.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 10:28 PM   #12679
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Those are pretty sweet.
I think I need to start looking for someone local with a CNC plasma, water or laser who accepts beer as payment.
I bet if you contact him with your dimensions he could adapt the file easily to make one to match for your speedo.

Good idea. I will shoot him an email this week. His bezels are machined with a bit to hi tolerances too.

Got the panel assembled!

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Unread 05-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #12680
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That is so flippin' cool!
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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:00 AM   #12681
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Looking good my friend!
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:18 AM   #12682
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Good idea. I will shoot him an email this week. His bezels are machined with a bit to hi tolerances too.

Got the panel assembled!

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Just out of curiosity, what u-bolts are you using for the gaurds between the switches?
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Unread 05-02-2013, 10:31 AM   #12683
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Just out of curiosity, what u-bolts are you using for the gaurds between the switches?
These:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Rod-Avia...item35c3e728bd

They are really consistent too. They are a 1" u-bolt made from 1/4". Pretty standard I think. You could probably get them from a good hardware store. The guy in the link is pretty quick at shipping and has actual stock, so I ordered them with some other stuff.

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Unread 05-02-2013, 10:51 AM   #12684
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Nice looking switch board. Yup I'm definitely going to steal that design.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #12685
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Nice looking switch board. Yup I'm definitely going to steal that design.
All of the panels (main and switch) were drawn in AutoCad. I can post the files if anyone is interested. Even if you do not have access to a cnc mill or plasma, you can print and use as a template for drilling, saving untold hours!

One mistake (made many) I made was using 5052 aluminum. It is the "bendable" type and does not tap and brush as nice a s the "machinable" 6061 aluminum. Costs a little more but less effort to get your results.

Edit: I am not sure that dxf's are post-able file types, anyone know?

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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:45 PM   #12686
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Probably not, but you could probably export it as a jpg. Probably.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:47 PM   #12687
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Probably not, but you could probably export it as a jpg. Probably.
Yes I can export a jpg. The common problem with cad converted jpgs is size interpretation. If you measure a know dimension after printing you can tune it to match close enough, may take a few tries. I'll get it off my shop computer and post it up.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 02:27 PM   #12688
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Yes I can export a jpg. The common problem with cad converted jpgs is size interpretation. If you measure a know dimension after printing you can tune it to match close enough, may take a few tries. I'll get it off my shop computer and post it up.
You may just post that you have the files and a quick PM will get them to the person. Maybe something like solidworks's free eDrawing will print to scale??
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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:30 PM   #12689
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Didn't think about that...
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Unread 05-02-2013, 04:41 PM   #12690
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You may just post that you have the files and a quick PM will get them to the person. Maybe something like solidworks's free eDrawing will print to scale??
Easy enough! I'll get dxfs and dwgs ready. I am going to make a few changes around the key area to leave a little more room for the key cylinder in the back.

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ps, most cad software will scale correctly, it's the jpgs that are a problem. I have found that turning off all image correction in the printer driver will usually solve most of the scaling issues (borderless, paper type and size, etc.).
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