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Started by MeMopar, March 22, 2014, 12:50:14 pm
Quote from: MeMopar on March 22, 2014, 12:50:14 pmI am about to start fabricating my cluster. What I have thought about is to place tach in the center and split the other six, three on each side (volt, water temp, oil press, vacuum, fuel level, and fuel pressure). However, I want to install several toggle switches for the fan, fuel pump, lights, fog lamps, etc... I had thought about using the spot where the indicators from the tbi were (the black square above the a/c controller), but I want to install my cb radio and my VHF/UHF radio as well, so I guess I have no space in the dash, and have no option but making an overhead console...What do y'all think? Can I put both my radios in the current dashboard? Do you have pics of something similar? If you lean towards the overhead console, how would you build it? Any pics or ideas?Thanks for the comments
Quote from: SixGun on March 22, 2014, 01:36:40 pmYou didn't mention a speedometer. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Quote from: The War Wagon on March 22, 2014, 02:24:38 pmI personally LOVE the dash cluster of the pre-80 Ramchargers, with all its analog guages. WERE you to fab up a dashboard to the same dimensions as the '91-'93 dash though, you should have NO problems getting all your radios in the dash. Once you eliminate that "info center" (which becomes utterly USELESS once you re-plumb your truck completely. It's juts a Christmas Tree in MY truck now! ) above the climate controls, you have PLENTY of room!Can't remember which transmission you have - might have to move your O/D button. ANOTHER thought: make ALL your switches, TOGGLE switches! Climate controls, headlights, EVERYTHING. Maybe building a custom console between the center seat console and the dash - like these guys build - http://www.classictruckconsoles.com/47-59consolebenchbucketoverhead.htm - MIGHT be the place to put radios (as in cop cars), and perhaps a couple of gauges and/or toggle switches - and free up your dash for other things. I've LONG thought about the custom console myself, having an automatic. Would be tough for a FULL consoole with a 4spd/5spd, though...
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