Dash gauge console

Please tell us about your DIY projects, tips and tricks
User avatar
TijmenvdS
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 176
Joined: 23 Nov 2016 06:25
Full Name: Tijmen van der Steenhoven
Nickname: Tijmen
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: 1997 Patrol TD42 GQ ST
Chevrolet 1974 K10 402 V8
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 24 times

Re: Dash gauge console

Post by TijmenvdS » 15 Jan 2018 06:53

Wow Cedric!!! It looks great

Sorry for the size of the photos but no time to resize.

I made one for my GQ. The problem is the Madman cooks quite a bit in the sun and the screen goes dark, I made it to go over the air vent at the back and just switch it so the air blow into the pod and it works quite well.
Attachments
IMG_1723.JPG
IMG_1722.JPG
IMG_1713.JPG
IMG_1712.JPG
Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above ALL else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

My Build Thread: http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=7110

User avatar
hugejp
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 1389
Joined: 21 Oct 2014 21:01
Full Name: JP Viviers
Nickname: Oupoot
Home Town: JHB
Current 4x4: PATROL COLLECTION
2004 4.8 GRX "Tinkerbell"
2003 4.2 tdi GRX "The Coal Roller"
1999 4.5 GRX
Home Language: Half & Half
Has thanked: 101 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Re: Dash gauge console

Post by hugejp » 15 Jan 2018 07:31

Very nice!

Cedric, you have a base to start from...
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

User avatar
ricster
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 5690
Joined: 13 Jan 2010 11:16
Full Name: Cedric Warner
Nickname: Cedric
Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: English
Location: LA..... No not Los Angles ..... Lower Alberton, Gauteng
Has thanked: 201 times
Been thanked: 230 times

Re: Dash gauge console

Post by ricster » 15 Jan 2018 08:44

That's very cool TijmenvdS. So far I haven't had any heat issues even when parked in direct sunlight. I think the vinyl and foam gives some insulation. I originally thought of just painting the fibreglass, but for exactly that reason I decided to rather upholster it.

The GQ dash is so much easier to work with than a GU, and the MDF works really well for your dash pod.
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD

User avatar
Rhett
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 422
Joined: 26 Jan 2016 14:48
Full Name: Rhett van der Stelt
Nickname: Rhett
Home Town: Heidelberg
Current 4x4: 2004 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX
1980 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ47
Home Language: English
Location: Heidelberg
Has thanked: 111 times
Been thanked: 44 times

Re: Dash gauge console

Post by Rhett » 15 Jan 2018 09:50

Looks great guys!

Cedric I've been following this thread closely over years :rolling: Nice to see the final product. Good excuse to meet for a beer so I can see it in person
Rhett
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9e98c ... XUyixKJavQ

Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX
Toyota Land Cruiser HJ47

User avatar
ricster
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 5690
Joined: 13 Jan 2010 11:16
Full Name: Cedric Warner
Nickname: Cedric
Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: English
Location: LA..... No not Los Angles ..... Lower Alberton, Gauteng
Has thanked: 201 times
Been thanked: 230 times

Re: Dash gauge console

Post by ricster » 15 Jan 2018 13:50

Always a good idea bud
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD

User avatar
hugejp
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 1389
Joined: 21 Oct 2014 21:01
Full Name: JP Viviers
Nickname: Oupoot
Home Town: JHB
Current 4x4: PATROL COLLECTION
2004 4.8 GRX "Tinkerbell"
2003 4.2 tdi GRX "The Coal Roller"
1999 4.5 GRX
Home Language: Half & Half
Has thanked: 101 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Re: Dash gauge console

Post by hugejp » 15 Jan 2018 14:08

Cedric & I were just discussing "wheat smoothies"

:rolling:
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

User avatar
hugejp
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 1389
Joined: 21 Oct 2014 21:01
Full Name: JP Viviers
Nickname: Oupoot
Home Town: JHB
Current 4x4: PATROL COLLECTION
2004 4.8 GRX "Tinkerbell"
2003 4.2 tdi GRX "The Coal Roller"
1999 4.5 GRX
Home Language: Half & Half
Has thanked: 101 times
Been thanked: 67 times

Re: Dash gauge console

Post by hugejp » 15 Jan 2018 14:09

IMG-20180115-WA0002.jpg
IMG-20180115-WA0002.jpg (100.06 KiB) Viewed 489 times
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

User avatar
ricster
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 5690
Joined: 13 Jan 2010 11:16
Full Name: Cedric Warner
Nickname: Cedric
Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: English
Location: LA..... No not Los Angles ..... Lower Alberton, Gauteng
Has thanked: 201 times
Been thanked: 230 times

Re: Dash gauge console

Post by ricster » 15 Jan 2018 14:22

In this heat..... a little wheat smoothy will be just what the doctor ordered QQQ :thumbup: :thumbup:
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD

User avatar
Rhett
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 422
Joined: 26 Jan 2016 14:48
Full Name: Rhett van der Stelt
Nickname: Rhett
Home Town: Heidelberg
Current 4x4: 2004 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX
1980 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ47
Home Language: English
Location: Heidelberg
Has thanked: 111 times
Been thanked: 44 times

Re: Dash gauge console

Post by Rhett » 19 Jan 2018 14:50

Jeez, a wheat smoothie sounds perfect now!
Rhett
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9e98c ... XUyixKJavQ

Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX
Toyota Land Cruiser HJ47

User avatar
ricster
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 5690
Joined: 13 Jan 2010 11:16
Full Name: Cedric Warner
Nickname: Cedric
Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: English
Location: LA..... No not Los Angles ..... Lower Alberton, Gauteng
Has thanked: 201 times
Been thanked: 230 times

Re: Dash gauge console

Post by ricster » 19 Jan 2018 14:55

Oh yeah... If only I wasn't still at work !!
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :helpsign: :helpsign:
You going to Kungweni tomorrow?
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD

Post Reply

Return to “21. DIY Projects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest