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Flip Up Dash Prototype.....

I've been sitting on this project for a while and finally got into it....
My goal was to make the area behind the dash more accessable as well as the gauges themselves which reside in the dash vents....
Randy's aluminum dash panel inspired me....
Here's a pic of the mock-up dash with the hinged panel down.....
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Re: Flip Up Dash Prototype.....

Here's a pic of it in the open position......

I have to address securing it down as well as maybe not cutting out as much as I did to support the dash a bit better........
I'm glad I'm doing this on a spare dash......
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Re: Flip Up Dash Prototype.....

The hinges I used were "slip apart" hinges I found in a slavage store on Cape Cod over 20 years ago.... It;s one of the few times that saving something for so long actually paid off.....

Once everything is together, another part of the plan is to make disconnects for the gauges so the entire panel can be removed.....
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Re: Flip Up Dash Prototype.....

looks good Crow, I didnt forget your aluminum dash, we dont have scraps laying around at work any more. Mine got banged up from my roll
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Re: Flip Up Dash Prototype.....

looks good crow
but i think id make it flip down instead of up so working on the guages wouldnt be upside down but just my 2 cents
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Re: Flip Up Dash Prototype.....

crow, great idea! looks like i need to ad another "must do" mod/project to my already overwhelming list of stuff to do this spring/summer.

i tossed a couple old zuk dashes in the burn pile at my mother-in-law's farm. if they aren't already burnt i might grab them and use them for practice.


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[img]images/graemlins/goodpost.gif[/img] Great idea there CrowHorse will have to run outside and see what are the possibilities for my square vent dash.
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Re: Flip Up Dash Prototype.....

Pic of hinge portion on dash.....
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Pic of panel portion of hinge......
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Re: Flip Up Dash Prototype.....

Pic of panel removed from dash......

I hope some of these pics spawn other ideas or mods in making the removeable/flip up dash panel......
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