You're right. The RC is far from perfect but looks good. I wouldn't pay that much though.Until you see the ad with all the trim. LOL
You seem to have a good start!Working on a custom dash gauge set up. Still rolling ideas around in my head, but I know I'll need a blank slate to start with.
So, I did a rough cut out with some .035" sheet metal, and fine tuned it from there.
Started with the bends and measured where the radial cuts would start...
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I got the basic contour and ready to shape...
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Jumped on the belt sander and went nice and slow, checking against my template many times...
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I'm happy with the shape, now I'll start planning the gauge layout (I think it will be pretty close to stock) and I'll have to graft the new bezel onto the old one.
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This is why I use Black Silicone Adhesive on all my threaded outside bolts.So, the body bushing kit I bought was missing 2 bushings. I had to pull teeth with the manufacturer to get them to send me the missing pieces, which arrived on Tuesday. I was able to finish the bushing swap tonight.
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I did have one casualty though... the bolt that goes in the circled spot below has stripped threads.
So, now I'm on the search to try and find another one. I'll start another post with a WANTED ad.
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Round stereo?!?! Wow, that would keep a lot of people from stealing it. They would never know to look at that!I got my stereo system last week, so I could finally finish up the gauge housing.
First, down to clean steel...
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Then primer to protect it...
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I played with a bunch of different layouts, but I chose to keep it close to stock. Just simply for ease of installation, and it let me keep the majority of the original bezel intact which allowed me to have more mating surface for when I glued the two pieces together...
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I used some glaze putty to fill in the edge and make it look pretty...
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I made my measurements and got out the hole saws. 2" for the small, 3 3/8" for the large...
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Primer again and paint, then attached the bezel to the dash housing. Dropped in the gauges and did some wiring...
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I recently found out that they make round stereo head units for boats. I wasn't sure how I was going to work in the stereo AND the tach. I was happy to find the round option.
All that's left is to add turn signal indicators, brake light indicator, and reverse warning light.
It's well within arms reach, but yeah a little bit further than the stock knobs.I'm curious if it's ergonomic to use in that spot.
The dash looks great. Nice work!