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CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES #442118 Apr 13, 9:33pm Apr 13, 9:33pm
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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..

Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: VsR_DeeNo] #442119 Apr 13, 9:39pm Apr 13, 9:39pm
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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!

Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: Stephen] #442120 Apr 13, 9:43pm Apr 13, 9:43pm
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just fiberglass it. cloth...resin..once drive drill the holes gently...you'll get the picture. then once done...paint it

Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: Pnoy] #442121 Apr 13, 11:23pm Apr 13, 11:23pm
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call up mtv's pimp my ride rofl

Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #442122 Apr 14, 10:36am Apr 14, 10:36am
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Check out my project in the making. Just needs some paint soon. Anyone interested I can negotiate a good price.

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Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: lilsupra] #442123 Apr 14, 11:59am Apr 14, 11:59am
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thats a sweet idea...original

Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: sickcelica696] #442124 Apr 15, 9:08am Apr 15, 9:08am
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thats fuckin sweet...good job


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Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: VBSURFER] #442125 Apr 15, 9:42am Apr 15, 9:42am
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thumbsup thumbsup

Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: lilsupra] #442126 Apr 15, 12:15pm Apr 15, 12:15pm
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Originally Posted by lilsupra
Check out my project in the making. Just needs some paint soon. Anyone interested I can negotiate a good price.

before bondo
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Looks Nice man!

Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: WhiteCelicaGTS] #442127 Apr 15, 12:34pm Apr 15, 12:34pm
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now paint it and it'll look spiffy. thumbsup


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Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: Stephen] #442128 Apr 15, 2:54pm Apr 15, 2:54pm
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hey looking pretty damn bad ass i must say thumbsup thumbsup [/color]


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Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: RyOlSe] #442129 Apr 15, 3:09pm Apr 15, 3:09pm
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ahhh...sweet you are from chicago...lilsupra can i pay you to make 1 for me also?

Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: Pnoy] #442130 Apr 15, 8:58pm Apr 15, 8:58pm
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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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Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: lilsupra] #442131 Apr 16, 1:50am Apr 16, 1:50am
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Looks hella good goodjob

Congrats on the original set-up thumbsup

Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: Stephen] #442132 Apr 17, 6:37pm Apr 17, 6:37pm
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This is my set-up

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Re: CUSTOM ENCLOSURE FOR GAUGES [Re: Jtultra] #447501 Sep 11, 6:46pm Sep 11, 6:46pm
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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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