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Hey all. I been looking at switch boxes from summit racing and other places, and in my opinion, all are way to expensive for what you get. So I'm going to build my own switch box/panel myself. I already have the dimensions and have built a mock up out of cardboard. When i get home I'll take a picture of it so you can all laugh at it.
If I can find a place that can make me a box to my specs than I'm going to try and use aluminum. If I can't find one I'll at least use a piece of thin metal for the front face and the rest out of wood.
I will be using "double pole / single throw" switches, 5 of them. Reason for DP/ST is so when they are on it will have a small led just below the switch to let me know they are on or active. The thing I think that will make this stand out is that I am going to use backlighting above each switch to denote it's function.
The power for the backlighting will be tapped into my dash lights so they only come on when the lights get turned on and the brightness will be adjustable off the dimmer dial so I can adjust the intensity of the light as I like.
Like I've said, I already have the specs of the box for all the windows, switches, and led lights so this weekend I'm going to look around and see what I can find as far as building the box itself.
Also, I'll be taking pictures of the build as I go so you all can see the progress and maybe decide to build one yourself, a type of tutorial, or give you ideas for other things to do with it.
2001 F-250 Ext. cab, 4 wheel drive, brake controler, diablo sport chip, guages, CB, T/C lockup mod, AFE stage II, Wicked Wheel, 4" turbo back w/ muffler, 10k mod
Last edited by hopkinsrm; 09-02-2010 at 03:48 PM.