Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Need some advice on fabrication method

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    3

    Need some advice on fabrication method

    I'm looking to fabricate a custom pod that will contain my V1 display, digital gear display and led rpm meter. I have each of the displays already as separate pieces. I am looking to creating a single integrate pod similar to the one in the picture below, but more simple without so many digital displays.


    What do you guys suggest would be the easiest way to fab something up like that? I'm still a novice at fabrication, so I'm looking for a techique that is not to difficult.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Thanks,
    Dave

  2. #2
    MySQL Error scott_fx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles Ca
    Posts
    3,998
    do you have pictures of all components? regardless, those are probably all made from abs so i'd start with the original housings and graph them together. for the v1 display; to save space, you could replace the arrows with simpler led's (it'll be more stealth too) and just extend the wires from the pcboard to the holes drilled in an abs 'plate' then mount that then when you have the basic layout graphed together, then take the plastic piece over your steering wheel and graph that with the new panel that you had made. shouldnt be too hard
    New System in progress:
    M10k
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
    Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
    Transflective Xenarc

    My Car Pc Install
    My Boat Pc worklog

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    3
    scott_fx- thanks for the input. I understand how to make the display part based on what you said, but I'm not sure what is the best way to seal it all up. Should I just glue abs plstic to the sides?

    Thanks,
    Dave

  4. #4
    MySQL Error scott_fx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles Ca
    Posts
    3,998
    yeah. use some abs sheet to fill up the larger gaps and then use the abs sludge to glue and fill. then all you ahve to do is sand/fill/sand until you're happy.

    basically...
    rough it all out with solid pieces, when you have the general shape go and fine tune it with filler and sanding
    New System in progress:
    M10k
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
    Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
    Transflective Xenarc

    My Car Pc Install
    My Boat Pc worklog

Similar Threads

  1. Small Car, budget complete setup advice
    By Scouse Monkey in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-13-2010, 11:17 PM
  2. 91 Toyota Supra Fabrication
    By dsballer2000 in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 79
    Last Post: 06-06-2009, 08:18 PM
  3. need some advice building a car PC!
    By dsmstunna in forum Newbie
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-23-2006, 01:03 PM
  4. Best browseing method, post your ideas! (long)
    By liquid_smoke in forum Software & Software Development
    Replies: 75
    Last Post: 09-21-2004, 05:50 PM
  5. Advice on Setup...
    By blackout03specv in forum Newbie
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-29-2004, 09:36 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •