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I cant stand how messy my gauge lighting wires and ground wires look. I think i am going to run them all off of one common board so that i can neatly strap the wires together. They just look like such a mess right now. Better than before, but not good enough.
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just remember the thinner the gauge the neater it looks, but not always better
 

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It's not an up close pic like Walts but here is my idea. I made sure to add plugs so I could remove the dash if needed.



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Here is a picture of mine - not as neat as some, but I am happy with it.
 

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Mike, i like the wooden dash buck.it's cool, guess what im making today

thanx

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I used the Classic electronic gauges, and bundled the wiring so it lays nice and flat.
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how many times are you gonna build this car? :D
 

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Originally posted by Bobasaurus:
After seeing Lile's I am burning all pictures of my wiring


Bobby
You took pictures??? :eek:

No evidence to be found around my house!!!! :D
 

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Originally posted by imacobrabuilder:
Jeeze... What, were you guys surgeons in your prior lives?

All those dashes look awesome - it's almost too bad you have to mount them.
No, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn! :D

Here's how mine tunred out:



covering with splitloom


Final anchoring to the gauge thumb-screws before installing:
 

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Originally posted by cobrabhoy:
Mike, i like the wooden dash buck.it's cool, guess what im making today

thanx

Jimmy O
Jimmy, here is a pic of the front of the dash buck. It worked great for me. No plans, just WAG.



Mike M.
 

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Scott L,

Your keeping that fire extinguisher pretty close for not even having power to the dash.


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Because we used Auto Meter Cobalts, which have an electrical plug instead of the studs and nuts, our wiring was very simple.



This is the full dash with all lights and switches (ignition, wiper, horn, MIL light, turn and high beam indicators).

The seat heaters and power port are in the under dash panel and the headlight switch is mounted on the frame to the left of the steering wheel.

HTH...
Mark
 

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Pretty much like everyone else. Keep it neat and sanitary, and do it right the first time. Quick disconnects for easy dash removal if needed. Numbered all wires and recorded where they went so if ever needed, they could be located very easy.

Skip


 

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I always have a fire extinguisher on my work bench. I had a fuel fire in my garage many years ago. A fuel pump makes a hell of a flame thrower once the line burns through. In the 5 – 10 seconds it took the bowls to run dry the motor sprayed burning fuel all over one end of the bay. I learned my lesson - now I have a fire extinguisher at each corner of the garage and one on the bench…
 

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Moderators?

When they finish this thread, is it possible to add this to the "Dash Wiring" FFR FAQ that already exists?

Really beautiful work these guys have done.
 
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