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Kicking around the idea of re-doing the dash.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ARAMP1, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Maybe it's the pilot in me, but I want more gauges. I want to know what's going on. Well, I've come across a couple pictures of big rig dashes and it got me thinking. They're probably a bit too big to swap in (the first pic is a Kenworth and the second is a Peterbilt), but what about an RV type dash? Below (the last couple pics) is an option that I think might work. Any ideas or input?

    Kenworth Dash.gif

    Peterbilt Dash.gif

    Susan-dash-new-before.jpg

    NGMC fiberglass housing.jpg
     
  2. Avery4jc

    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The addition of some guages is always a plus. Re-working the dash would be cool but why don't you just do some fiberglass work and build the lower section of that last picture into your rig. It would be a nice place to put a ton of guages but probably not the easiest to read while driving but for some stuff that doesn't matter.


    Keep us posted.

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  3. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    I've thought about just doing a center console, but I've pretty much decided that the whole dash would be better. I would have a whole lot of flexability with the options. Anyways, just kicking the idea around for now.
     
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    This is the old style "Corvette" style dash that was in the late 70 to the 87 model year Peterbilts, 359 model to be exact. I've always loved this dash. It's also narrower than the 2001-up style dash you have pictured.
     
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    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Very cool!
     
  6. Chevy305

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    what kinda guages are those?
     
  7. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    neverendingproject has a sweet dash, you should look at his, he kept the orignal lines and added plenty of gauges.
     
  8. AZ79K5Project

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    Hey midnitewarya, do you have a link to it? I did a couple of searches and couldn't fine any pics and tonight I'm too lazy to go further with the search. He has a nice ride though.

    Thanks in advance if you have one.
     

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