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Modernization of the dash.

Post  deathdealerdelta on Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:37 am


I was wondering if anyone has "modernized" their dash by putting new modern gauges in their 944. I have an 84 so I would have to remove all of the cone gauges to put more modern ones in. But I was thinking about possibly starting with a whole new faceplate and adding gauges that would work with both the Porsche engineering and the GM engine. Like getting a new gauge that would still run off of the cable going to the front left tire, and getting new PSI, Temp, and others that run off of the engine. If anyone has any ideas or knows of a company that will fabricate something like that, let me know.

Thank You,
Ray Russell
Fort Campbell, Ky
101st Airborne Division


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Post  drive135mph on Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:49 am

well it don't know of an actual company, but alot of metal supply places will often cut outlines if you make it worth their while. so if you had a basic outline you are a buddy's drill press and a hole saw away from a custom gauge panel. if all else fails your local machine shop might be able to blows the holes.....


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Post  skywalker01 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:40 am

Oh jeez! I was almost stationed at Ft Campbell as an Air Force member (shudder). I have an '83 and what I did was go to HomeDepot (Lowes is good too) and picked up some stainless steel sheeting and traced the irregular shape of the cluster onto the sheet. Located some aftermarket gauges (Autometer in my case) and traced my gauge/indicator layout onto the sheet. After cutting/drilling all of the various holes for the gauges, I got one of those 2" sander attachments for drills and basically made a circular swirl pattern on the steel (it made the panel shiny too). After that I 'rattlecan' clear coated the panel.
I am very happy with the way my panel came out (also very happy with the price). Give it a shot yourself before farming it out, your panel is only limited by your imagination.

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Post  944convert on Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:02 am

Good grief...two years later someone finally responds...Ray Russell is probably retired by now  Razz 


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Post  skywalker01 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:38 am

LOL - Embarrassed by the bump (again  Embarassed )

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