Finally putting some gauges in

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  1. RKNRLR

    RKNRLR Well-Known Member

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    Been reading and watching a few of you guys mount gauges in the radio delete plate. Decided to delete my own radio in favour of some actual gauges now that Ive gone with a solid roller setup. Here are a few pics of the fab.

    Used an auto lite under-dash gauge cluster as a template for the holes, also checked the clearance behind the plate - the actual opening that the radio slots into - and found that it is not actually the full size of the plate, so positioning of the gauges was critical.

    I will be mounting 3 x 2 1/16" guages in place of the radio, and they look to fit pretty snuggly.

    Had a mate with some panelshop experience help me with the rolling. Backyeard job, but we got there in the end. The plate I cut out of some 3mm aluminium sheet I had lying around. Abit thicker, but nice and sturdy, not like the old raadio cover plate. thumbnail_IMG20200521163311.jpg thumbnail_IMG20200521163315.jpg thumbnail_IMG20200521163517.jpg thumbnail_IMG20200521163525.jpg thumbnail_IMG20200521171720.jpg thumbnail_IMG20200521171734.jpg thumbnail_IMG20200521172107.jpg thumbnail_IMG20200521172110.jpg thumbnail_IMG20200521173750.jpg
     
  2. ACME A12

    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like that will work nicely. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    Nice work!
     
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    Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Nice work! :thumbsup:
     
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    excellent job. well done
     
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  6. Plybeep68

    Plybeep68 Acceleratii Incredibus

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    Looking sweet
     
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  7. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    Looking Good. What we wont do to get the part we need. :thumbsup2:
     
  8. RKNRLR

    RKNRLR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Any tips for getting the paint to have that rough finish of the original cover plate? I think the current finish looks almost too good to paint as is, but it will stick out like dogs balls in my all-black interior if I dont paint it.
     
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    Have bought wrinkle finish paint in the can at Auto zone. Other than that TCP Global sell it. I bought a quart to do my dash. Lacquer paint. But you would think it would be in a spray can. Better for a spray can than a hole quart at 75 dollar's. Just a thought. The plate look's good.
     

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