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Rocker switch panel-update with pictures

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DUKE, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. DUKE

    DUKE 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the help people. I got off my lazy but and made it myself, turned out better than what i was thinking. Not nessasarly cheaper. pictures
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  2. Rebel88

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    Re: Rocker switch panel

    do what i did and take a sheet of ABS plastic...heat, and bend to desired form...shoot two screws throught the dash wherever its going and your done...mount the switches

    my other truck is getting an aluminum switch panel

    Later
     
  3. JIM88K5

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    Re: Rocker switch panel

    Summit or Jegs maybe ? Electrical surplus store, aircraft recycler, Army surplus, race car fab shop...
    Jim
     
  4. Esteban86K5

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    Re: Rocker switch panel

    Here is what I did with mine. It's just a pice of 16 gauge sheetmetal and 6 $4 switches for all my lights. Only four are being used right now, but I added the other 2 for future plans. Panel pics
     
  5. Grim-Reaper

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    Re: Rocker switch panel

    Radio shack has a good selection of switches. make the pannel. I'm moving the radio and CB overhead. Might put the switches in the old radio location if I don't install the tranny temp gage there. The togle style are easier to mount since it's just a hole. There is a die cutter available for the square switches but your going to have to find a big electical supply house to get one of those.
     
  6. DUKE

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    Re: Rocker switch panel

    thanks grim, didnt even think about radio shack. Turned out to be a winner
     
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    LOOKS SWEET.....where did you end op getting the red switch that flips up and then there is a normal switch?
     
  8. DUKE

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    It is a flip up toggle switch. I found the flip up part at an air plane parts store. 12.00bucks, it fits any onld type of toggle switch at a regular auto store.
     

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