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Apr 13, 10:33pm - #442118 
CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES

i mounted to gauges in the flip up center compartment, and i wanted to fill up the empty space, i wanna make a custom enclosure and make a couple big wholes and set in the gauges.. i also wanted to paint the face of the enclosure to match my kar.. i live in LA, so if ya'll kno any shops or have any advice datll be koo.. also if anybody down to do it let me kno..ill pay if the price is right..

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Stephen
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Apr 13, 10:39pm - #442119 
Remove the center console to make this easier -

Using carboard as a template, get the shape of the enclosure you would need and the sizes of the holes for your gauges. You can buy 8x10 pieces of plexi-glass, lexan or whatever and use the template to cut out the shape with a jig-saw or dremel drill to cut out the holes for the gauges too. Sand to perfection and paint or whatev you want thumbsup This seems like a fun do-it-yourself kind of weekend project. I'd serously encourage you to at least try doing it yourself before you try and pay someone else to do it thumbsup thumbsup

Good luck!

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Apr 13, 10:43pm - #442120 
just fiberglass it. cloth...resin..once drive drill the holes gently...you'll get the picture. then once done...paint it

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Apr 14, 12:23am - #442121 
call up mtv's pimp my ride rofl

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Apr 14, 11:36am - #442122 
Check out my project in the making. Just needs some paint soon. Anyone interested I can negotiate a good price.

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Apr 14, 12:59pm - #442123 
thats a sweet idea...original

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Apr 15, 10:08am - #442124 
thats fuckin sweet...good job


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Apr 15, 10:42am - #442125 
thumbsup thumbsup

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Apr 15, 1:15pm - #442126 
Originally Posted by lilsupra
Check out my project in the making. Just needs some paint soon. Anyone interested I can negotiate a good price.

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Looks Nice man!

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Apr 15, 1:34pm - #442127 
now paint it and it'll look spiffy. thumbsup


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Apr 15, 3:54pm - #442128 
hey looking pretty damn bad ass i must say thumbsup thumbsup [/color]


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Apr 15, 4:09pm - #442129 
ahhh...sweet you are from chicago...lilsupra can i pay you to make 1 for me also?

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Apr 15, 9:58pm - #442130 
Okay heres more pics. This are the first coat during the priming process. Looks pretty good, I am even amazed as this is my first fiberglass project. A few more coats and wet sanding will make it ready for paint. Thanks for the comments.

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Apr 16, 2:50am - #442131 
Looks hella good goodjob

Congrats on the original set-up thumbsup

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Apr 17, 7:37pm - #442132 
This is my set-up

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Sep 11, 7:46pm - #447501 
Where did you get your temperature controller? And if you painted it yourself you did an amazing job becuz you can see each dial point perfectly

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