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Old 07-04-2005, 09:30 AM
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Custom Instrument Cluster

I am in the process of installing a custom Autometer gauge cluster. Pics are worth a 1000 words, so here goes.
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Old 07-04-2005, 09:45 AM
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It is a lot more labor intensive than most people think. If it wasn't, a lot more people would do it, right.

The number 2 pic, you can see on the top plate, the hole saw caught the metal, and wrinkled it, so I had to make another one. The second one was a lot easier, since most of the shaving had been accomplished on the first on to get it to fit.
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Old 07-04-2005, 09:51 AM
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Getting there, still have a few more things to do.

Any comments, or ideas?
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Old 07-04-2005, 09:10 PM
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looks good. You still planning on doing a motor swap? I would love to be kept up to dat. Nad if you need any parts feel free to ask. I have a Garage behind my house full of random parts, and cars.
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:12 PM
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Thanks Crash,

Yep, this will be going in the Turbocharged V8 GTR. I figure what the hell, go ahead and bastardise the whole thing, but what I have planned it will be a pretty cool build. My only problem is I do all my own work, so it take me forever to get everything done; body work, paint, trans, engine, wiring, plumbing, welding, stereo, etc.

Give me your e-mail address and I will send you pics. I am documenting the whole build, so I am keeping a lot of the stuff I am doing to myself for the time being. I really want to open my own site, with this build being the main theme for the site, but that is another issue.

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Old 06-03-2006, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Crash Gordon
looks good. You still planning on doing a motor swap? I would love to be kept up to dat. Nad if you need any parts feel free to ask. I have a Garage behind my house full of random parts, and cars.
Crash,

Do you have any 351w motor mounts by chance?
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:54 PM
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Tony,

Looks like fun!

Just a thought... there are companies that will either laser cut or "waterjet" cut an aluminum panel from a template for a reasonable price. Then you could anodize it or powder coat if you desire.

I've seen some georgous work on some of the kit car sites like the 'FFRforums'.

Looks good though!

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Old 06-10-2006, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by HellBent
Tony,

Looks like fun!

Just a thought... there are companies that will either laser cut or "waterjet" cut an aluminum panel from a template for a reasonable price. Then you could anodize it or powder coat if you desire.

I've seen some georgous work on some of the kit car sites like the 'FFRforums'.

Looks good though!

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Yep, they sure do, but then I could not say hand made

I'll have to check out FFRforums.

Right now, I do not have a real paint scheme. I know I want the car silver, blue, and red pearl.
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Wow... a lot of work... any pics of the car as it sits right now?
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:41 PM
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I was sent on a couple of remotes, so work has stopped on the car. I will be back working on it this summer, and will post once I get rollin again.
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