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Old 05-21-2018, 06:35 PM   #11
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Well, it took 7 WEEKS but finally the gauges are here. To their defense, Speed Hut did quote a loong lead time of up to 8 weeks. The gauges look good but should really nice once powered up with the backlighting (white by day, red by night).

I gave them a quick look but I just don't have the energy to dig into them and all the wiring harnesses tonight...





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Old 05-21-2018, 07:11 PM   #12
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NOW THAT!!!! is some pure aswesomeness!! thos gauges are fantastic!!! elegant and still gives it that bit of original feel to the bus!!!
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:08 PM   #13
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:21 AM   #14
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:26 AM   #15
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I got a few minutes to admire the new gauges this morning before heading out the door. Below is a pic of all the wiring harnesses that came with the gauges. There is even a lighting harness with a dimmer knob. Now the pressure is on to finalize the new dashboard design and layout...

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Old 05-22-2018, 07:40 AM   #16
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Awesome sauce,
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:34 AM   #17
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I pulled the "dashboard" heater and defog this morning. It sure looks a lot nicer up front without it. I will be replacing the heater with a new more modern unit.. I will also be replacing this piece of plywood...




So long to this boat anchor...
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:39 PM   #18
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I pulled that rotted plywood out today. It is 32.5in by 36in by 3/4in... Under the plywood, I will cleaning and preserving. I am also going to check that heater boost pump while the plywood is out.


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Old 05-28-2018, 12:06 PM   #19
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I cut the wood to cover hole, pics to come... So with the gauges in I am feeling the pressure to get the dashboard rebuilt. I spent a little quality time with the dash wiring this morning trying to get the dash design formalized.


I started the dash design; it is important that I can actually see critical gauges while driving.


Still some work to be done with the wiring.
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Dude that's gonna be slick!
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