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post #1 of 35 Old 07-19-2011, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Project: Gauges below the radio

So here is the latest project; Custom mounted gauges below the radio. I started last night by cutting the Metra DashKit w/pocket. Keeping the pocket will allow the kit to remain rigid with all of the cutouts and modifications for the gauges. Still lots of work to do, so more to follow.
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OK, so here is a mock up of what it will look like. The radio is not the radio going into the truck, but it is my spare. I need to fabricate a bracket or 3 to hold the gauges in place from behind. I've already test fit this mock up in the dash, and I'm 70% satisfied with the fit. Keep in mind that it will not go in until I'm 100% satified. More work to be done...Stay tuned!



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That is going to look awesome. What brand are those gauges.

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That is going to look awesome. What brand are those gauges.
Thanks! They are Glowshift black faced

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Wow that looks great! Can't wait to see it installed.

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looks good, I can not wait to see it in the truck.

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Got the new radio in the mail. So now it's installed and the gauges are actually mounted. Now it's time for the final fit tests, then the wiring!


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You should make these, I would be interested but don't have time nor skill.


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I really like how these are looking.

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looks great so far.


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