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Re: The project just started

Post by united1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:28 pm

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Re: The project just started

Post by SherwoodNash » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:48 pm

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Re: The project just started

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:09 pm

united1 wrote:Dashboard
As much as I love the attention to detail and quality of this restoration I just can't help but think those gauge clusters, although factory, are pretty ugly and ruin the dash.

Apart from that I love it! such an awesome build, you've done an incredible job.
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Re: The project just started

Post by SherwoodNash » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:59 pm

ScottieJ wrote: .............................. those gauge clusters, .............................. ruin the dash.
I like em' but if they were mine I'd leave them as I guess the dash will have entry holes now, then maybe shunt them up together for a more unified look?

Are you going to add the OEM black plastic wheel arches? as I'm a big fan of the JDM style naked swage line you have now :thumbup:

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Re: The project just started

Post by united1 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:56 pm

I totally agree with you. In fact I have another dash without gauges and the plan was to install the clean one and leave the gauges one as a show only dash. My brother made me change my mind. He said that since my target was/is to built one of the few sj that are with all the factory extras, I should put the ugly dash. Still not sure if I made the right decision . I might change it to the other clean dash one day.

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Re: The project just started

Post by united1 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:59 pm

I should put the plastic arches next week

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Re: The project just started

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:51 pm

united1 wrote:I totally agree with you. In fact I have another dash without gauges and the plan was to install the clean one and leave the gauges one as a show only dash. My brother made me change my mind. He said that since my target was/is to built one of the few sj that are with all the factory extras, I should put the ugly dash. Still not sure if I made the right decision . I might change it to the other clean dash one day.
:doublethumbs: What a brilliant idea. Best of both worlds then. I guess it’s a little bit of work to swap them? I’ve never really had a proper look at how the early dashes come apart but I’m trying to get one for my Lwb as I love the early style dash.
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Re: The project just started

Post by united1 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:41 pm

Not much. The real work was to connect the rpm, amp and volt meters. The dash itself is easy , the speedometer is connected with just one plug.

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Re: The project just started

Post by united1 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:56 pm

I lost all my photos of the restoration process :(
Is there a way I can at least get the photos I uploaded in this forum? Thanks

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Re: The project just started

Post by ScottieJ » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:05 pm

Apparently Twiss had a backup of all the photos so you could maybe ask him, he won’t post me a disc with them all on :lol:
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