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    My recent work log

    Here's some stuff I've been working on as of late.

    My neighbor had this awful crummy plastic bezel the he was using for some gauges. I made a new surface to house the gauges:

    I drilled holes through the mdf and plastic. Used quick set epoxy in a couple of ares just to hold it in place then CA glue for the rest.




    First layer of evercoat.


    A little sanding later.

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    More gauges: right above the center console in the no longer used vent

    Had to cut out the center division between vents and secure a new surface for the gauges


    After some evercoat glaze and sanding the edges to get a nice bezel/curved corners










    Here's a shot of an extra identical vent an the new "gauge plate"


    Here's a shot of the two together

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    Here's my cluster screen bezel. There were a bunch of versions and finishes. Initially I planned on this being an insert bezel so that I could go back to stock if I ever want to...

    I had masked the area and used epoxy putty to build the area around the hacked lilliput bezel [sanded with 40 grit first]


    Almost done




    Finish 1


    Way too flashy for me...


    Sanded it down and started trying a dupont flat black... I'm liking this better


    I finished this but decided to just go for a one-piece and go for more OEM look


    These edges were perfectly match previously but being that i want to join these pieces, I sanded it down to make a bit of a gap that I will fill...


    CA glue to bond the back




    Almost there


    I wound up using SEM trim paint. I covered the entire piece and baked it. Then I did a medium coat, allowed to tack, then followed with three dry shot coats from a far distance. This gives the paint a really nice texture. I'll have to get a closer shot for you guys to really see what I'm talking about.



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    Here's a piece under my cluster. A simple graft project... again I'm using epoxy putty, CA glue, and Evercoat glaze as a finish.













    I have to clean up some goo from the tape on the edges but i'll do that later...



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    coming along nicely, what did you do with the power button for the screen?

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    I'm using the cigarette adapter for power. It turns on as soon as it gets signal from the computer. I'm installing everything on saturday. I hate taking the car apart for wiring...

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    Your work looks very good! Sweet! I'll be keeping track of this one :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by djchicago View Post
    coming along nicely, what did you do with the power button for the screen?
    Now that I have everything installed I see what you mean. I thought the monitor would come on if given power and signal from the VGA... I was mistaken. I've tried that "factory menu code" 588998 to no avail. I tried it so many different ways... I'm done with it. I cut off the button portion of the lilliput and glue it to the back. I will relocate the buttons to where i put the usb's/audio. I may be deluding myself, but I actually like having the option of turning the monitor on/off with the button if I so choose.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wirecase View Post
    Your work looks very good! Sweet! I'll be keeping track of this one :-)
    Thanks dude.

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    More work:



    Fabricating a place for the Lilliput controller board and a center channel.









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    Update:
    Now to wet sand paint,

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