Hey there fellow topless ones. Has anyone out there ever made a dash gauge template and posted/shared it with others? It's gettin a tad chilli out so it's time to stop cruisin' and time to start buildin' again.
Thanks for any help that might be out there... Or maybe a bit of advice from the peanut gallery
Cabby's - things are a bit cooler on this side of the tracks...
you talking about putting gauges in the dash where the radio goes? I did that about 25 years ago in my first cabby. I just used ABS and cut to size then used a hole saw to cut the holes. Then swapped the gauges and radio.
I have a spare gauge cluster that I am practicing on. I just wanted to ask is there any trick to getting the needles off? I tried prying them from the underside, but they haven't popped off yet.also, the speedo seems like if I pull the needle off, I will definitely need to be concerned with getting the needle back on at the correct place (because of it seeming to be a tad preloaded with tension)... A lil help...
And thanks a ton for the templates! I'll be taking them into pchop and doing a bit of editing, but they are a great start. Do you usually print them on adhesive backed paper and stick-em on or spray mount? Just curious how others would go about it...
the ones with a black cap on top and a weighted brass counter balance will need to be marked
because the black cap piece is grooved, its symmetrical
this one comes apart as 3 pieces and the brass geared piece stays on the peg
the ones with the white piece that goes full across comes directly off the peg
i dont think there is a way to disconnect those aside from pulling them completely off the peg
...i tried, failed, and broke it
if you lift up on the needle and get it over the lower peg that stops it and hold it 90degrees you'll get the dead weight drop point that your coiled spring retracts to
then you can mark it
btw, there are mark hashes on the gauge on the lower edge
Last edited by rabbitnothopper; 10-09-2012 at 11:23 PM.