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DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1262 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Post your Gauges, Switches, Dash Designs or interesting dash items
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: December 16, 2013 04:11AM

Here's a couple of dashes that I have built in the past.
This one is for my 1975 Volvo TGB. I wanted it to have a military feel but with a more upscale look.
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The gauge housings are all old Volvo/Smiths gutted and redone with Autometer movements. The ignition switch is an old fliptop Harley piece.
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The surrounds are stainless "eyebrows" from the tail lights on a semi trailer. The material is a nylon weave meant for outdoor furniture.
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The Nav system is a Pioneer AVIC Z3. And the Volvo grill badge covers the center surround speaker.
The switch dividers are marine tiedown loops covered with shrink tube.
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This is the matching overhead console. With the ever present checker plate aluminum.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/16/2013 04:12AM by DiDueColpi.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1262 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Post your Gauges, Switches, Dash Designs or interesting dash items
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: December 16, 2013 04:40AM

And my sun visors.
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This one opens up for storage and the right side has a dvd screen for the passenger.
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This one is from one of my Lotus Esprits.
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This is all Autometer with the stock Lucas switches (running relays) The pivoting 8" nav screen is run by an Alpine head unit.
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Everything was built over wood forms with Walnut veneer vacuum formed over top.
These probably aren't everyones cup of tea but should be good for some ideas.
Cheers
Fred


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5932 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Post your Gauges, Switches, Dash Designs or interesting dash items
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 16, 2013 11:38AM

Very nice Fred. Never did find that ignition switch though.

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1262 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Post your Gauges, Switches, Dash Designs or interesting dash items
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: December 16, 2013 11:58AM

It's the far left bottom. The chrome top flips open for key access. The switch controls ign. park and headlights. When unlocked no key is required.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5932 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Post your Gauges, Switches, Dash Designs or interesting dash items
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 17, 2013 11:18AM

Oh right, how could I have missed that?
Very creative use of items from vastly different applications. I used a Jag XJ6 fuel cap on a Sportster tank once...

Jim


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: Post your Gauges, Switches, Dash Designs or interesting dash items
Posted by: BMC
Date: January 02, 2014 12:24AM

Very Nice Fred!

Looking over Dolphin's website, they have a bunch of dash pods that with the right custom build could look neat- placed wrong, they could look pretty bad too.
This is NOT all they have, just a few I selected.


http://www.dolphingauges.com/_wp_generated/wpb6bd72f7.png

http://www.dolphingauges.com/_wp_generated/wpa746a76b.png

http://www.dolphingauges.com/_wp_generated/wp0edc276c.png

http://www.dolphingauges.com/_wp_generated/wpbe378084.png

http://www.dolphingauges.com/_wp_generated/wp077084b0.png

http://www.dolphingauges.com/_wp_generated/wp5933d293.png

http://www.dolphingauges.com/_wp_generated/wpa34c6b40.png

http://www.dolphingauges.com/_wp_generated/wp0fb149c5.png



They have more photos but there website is lacking a few things:
LARGE photos and dimensions. Knowing the size of the gauges tells me about what I need to guess but not absolute facts.

-BMC.
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