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« Reply #760 on: July 12, 2016, 09:25:00 AM »
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NES who made your dash panel. Looks great.

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« Reply #761 on: August 22, 2016, 08:45:15 AM »
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Thanks mate but I made it. Completely stole the idea from Simo (thanks) so I can't take credit for the idea.

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« Reply #762 on: August 22, 2016, 09:12:01 AM »
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So as you can see I have my little computer installed so I can get live info like PRND (full time for engineer) and the rotor dial for speedo rpm temp etc plus the bottom right CEL! (check engine light) with a wire running off it to the dash. Is meant to look like this

But for the life of me I couldn't get it to work. With the activating wire being a 5v negative activating I had to wire the bulb positive on full time. Of course this won't work either as there's not enough juice to activate it. So I decided to run something that requires less juice so went with an LED bulb. Still didn't work right so had to add resistant to the 12v positive wire.

Viola.

All I have to do is pop it in the dash right?
I'm sure I could have bought one somewhere but I ripped the bulb apart and put the LED in it.

The added bonus with this working is that it has an audible alarm the same as the VT commodore and I have the OBD port underneath that I can trip to view any trouble codes that appear just like here.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GyDlqnXv6NI


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« Reply #763 on: August 22, 2016, 09:14:53 AM »
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And my dirty mutts joined me


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« Reply #764 on: August 22, 2016, 12:36:27 PM »
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Gee Marc you are clever aren't you don't go believing everything they say about you mate  Grin

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« Reply #765 on: August 22, 2016, 01:40:32 PM »
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"Completely stole the idea from Simo (thanks) so I can't take credit for the idea."

Just like I'm gonna steal it from you Marc!

Looks ace.
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« Reply #766 on: August 22, 2016, 05:44:39 PM »
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"Completely stole the idea from Simo (thanks) so I can't take credit for the idea."

Just like I'm gonna steal it from you Marc!

Looks ace.
The panel I stole. Computer is me. Can get em made up for you if you need mate.
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« Reply #767 on: August 24, 2016, 08:59:05 AM »
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Car parts Electrical on ebay . You can buy those bulbs from China . I bought some for dash indicators in my Vauxhall project .
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« Reply #768 on: August 25, 2016, 10:18:11 PM »
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Well that would have been a lot easier!
Years ago I bought an autometer gauge to modify to FC speedo. Ripped the front of FC off and the back of autometer gauge and joined.




Some real fiddley bits and a few nicks and cuts here and there and this is what I ended up with. 

The LCD was a lot further down than the original odometer and unfortunately that's as far up as I can get it.

Trial night light with high beam hole blocked out.


I managed to get the reset and setup button stalk to come through too so I can program to MPH or KPH.

Only for engineering though as I have the digital one on the little computer on the dash extension panel 😉


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« Reply #769 on: September 01, 2016, 11:03:09 AM »
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Have been avoiding this job for a while but turned out to be easier than I thought. Whacked on a bit of wire and pop- boot release works, off the key fob and the button up front.
Maybe I need some gas struts to lift enough for the springs to take over and or a courtesy light.

It's raw and unfinished (like the bolt missing but here it is



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« Reply #770 on: September 01, 2016, 05:19:59 PM »
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Definitely a screw loose in that photo!
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« Reply #771 on: September 03, 2016, 12:13:40 PM »
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Definitely a screw loose in that photo!
Now where's the moderate the moderator icon thing Hahahah

But the bullet and whacked a 20mm hole in the back door through two layers of Sheetmetal inwards of the glass channel. Using blue tac with wet marker I shut the door to start pilot holes.
Window up door shut and drill inside the door I kept drilling right into the B pillar so I knew it was lined up.



Door moves really well. That many wires though is a massive pain in the arse to thread through the rubber inner tube.
Haven't made a plan yet for the bottom of the B pillar for wires yet but think I'll use a grinder to make a slit at the bottom and raise the ends of the scuff plates to cover the wires coming in.



Car definitely needs a clean up and respray after all this 😱

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« Reply #772 on: September 03, 2016, 03:17:08 PM »
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Hope you have a safety guard for the grinder Marc. OH&S and all that.
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« Reply #773 on: September 05, 2016, 09:37:08 AM »
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Hey Marc;
Great to see you are making some headway again, have your studies finished?

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« Reply #774 on: September 05, 2016, 01:14:53 PM »
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Studies till end of October 😢.


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« Reply #775 on: January 14, 2017, 09:36:35 PM »
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Still studying and training blah blah.
Have some bling on the grill though

Thanks to Pete and Longman for bits n pieces
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« Reply #776 on: April 15, 2017, 07:05:42 AM »
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So we all have seen the excuses... shifting, exams, dog ate my homework. You must have run out of them by now. How about just finish it and make the Canberra Nationals!!!
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« Reply #777 on: April 15, 2017, 09:45:56 AM »
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Hahaha ok I'll bite.

Because my radiator is so dam wide I have had to make some mounting brackets that suit when the bumper bar 'arms' are mounted on the opposite side.

Bit of 5mm should do the trick.
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« Reply #778 on: July 22, 2017, 09:48:58 AM »
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Good to see you guys still into it. I have scraped more funds together and should be getting back into my builds again. Keep going guys. Doing a good job.

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« Reply #779 on: July 22, 2017, 12:35:38 PM »
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Well he is still going... don't know about how good a job he is doing 😝
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