By all means keep the thread going. You actually have fabrication skills so while I can't do what you do I can see how well it CAN be done.
I know what you mean, sometimes it seems like you're posting but nobody is reading. I've felt the same way but I try to remember that maybe sometime someone will find the exact information they need in one of my posts. When I was contemplating shortening my bus I spent a lot of time searching the web trying to find information about others that did it. There wasn't much. That's when I decided I was going to try to show as much of the process as I could. The fact that I don't possess real fabrication skills might be encouraging to someone else like me.
I read about your addition of the pyrometer and transmission sender. I could never have done what you did, I lack the skills and tools, but it was nice to see how it could be done by someone that possess both. I intend to add a pyrometer to my bus and will have to keep my eyes open for a spot already cast into my exhaust for a pyrometer.
The dashboard in my bus is a mess and I've been contemplating how to deal with it. I like what you did. I probably can't duplicate it but I can get ideas from what you did, thanks for that.