3-gauge main cluster dash concept

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  • #261908

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    PM sent Roy. Thanks.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #261909

    royal
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    @royal

    Tracing made, won’t go out til tomorrow.

    #261910

    jebarry
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    @jebarry

    I have a roached out cluster gauge panel I bought on Ebay  if anyone wants it … I can post  pics ..if anyone is  interested 

    just pay shipping

    jebarry2015-02-12 19:07:15

    #261911

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    John – When you say roached out do you mean burnt metal? Let’s see what you got.

    newkitman2015-02-12 19:25:48

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #261912

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Roy – How did you get 5 gauges in a 3 gauge cluster? With the switches there and indicator lights I wouldn’t have thought there would be room.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #261913

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    newkitman wrote:
    Someone makes a horn button clock. Any thought of that?

    KentT replied:
    Never heard of one of those.  Any more info on it?

    Kent – check my VW Show pics at http://www.fotki.com/Allen1209
    I think I still have a picture of one taken from either the Bug-a-palooza or the bug jam.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #261914

    kentt
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    @kentt

    Could someone trace the outside lines of the original center gauge panel for me? Not concerned about gauge or switch placement, only the curves and corners of the center panel itself. Thanks!

    Trying to find your pic, Allen. Any idea of which show folder to look in? You’ve got a lot of pics! 😉 KentT2015-02-13 10:26:34

    Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
    Slowly coming back from the ashes...

    #261915

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    The picture was from the FL Bug Jam back in 2010. My album was reaching its full capacity by then so I deleted the photos from 2000 to 2010. Sorry about that. I’ll check my thumb drives at home and see if I still have the photo.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #261916

    jebarry
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    @jebarry

    Allen  will dig it  out and post a few pic here ..

    #261917

    jebarry
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    @jebarry

    I bought this off ebay  
    #261918

    kentt
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    @kentt

    John, if Allen doesn’t want that panel, I’ll certainly take it! Some real potential there – worst case would be to use as a template!

    Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
    Slowly coming back from the ashes...

    #261919

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    So John…you were the one who beat me on that bid you craft devil.

    I’m not really sure what I can do with all the holes for the switches and warning lights. Kent – go for it.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #261920

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Kent – here’s a link to the horn button clocks on eBay. The one I had a picture of was the second one from the top.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=mgtd+instrument+panel+cluster&_from=R40&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xvw+beetle+horn+button+clock.TRS0&_nkw=vw+beetle+horn+button+clock&_sacat=0

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #261921

    kentt
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    @kentt

    Thanks, Allen, on both counts! Since I’m using an aftermarket steeing wheel, I don’t think that clock would work for me!

    John, I’ll send you a PM.

    Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
    Slowly coming back from the ashes...

    #261922

    jebarry
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    @jebarry

    Kent Yes my thoughts were a template perhaps  

    I willl be happy to send it  out    just give me your address -when you reciev it  just  send me a check on the costs of shipping .Thumbs Up
    #261923

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    That center cluster plate is better thAn the one I started with.

    #261924

    jebarry
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    @jebarry

    Kent 

    it went out this afternoon 
    sent pm for tracking #
    cheers

    jebarry2015-02-13 16:41:56

    #261925

    rosebud-and-bill
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    @rosebud-and-bill

    Found this on line at: http://tempusfugitgarage.com/mg-td-dash-instrument-cluster/

     
    They seem to have a lot of old dashs, metal and wood.
     
    Bill
     

    Bad Bill

    #261926

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Any idea what he’s charging? My guess is about $850.

    #261927

    rosebud-and-bill
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    @rosebud-and-bill

    Ed,

     
    They didn’t post any prices, probably have to contact them at the address I put with the picture.
     
    Bill

    Bad Bill

    #261928

    texag71
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    @texag71

    I just looked at that site, and I think  it primarily sells vintage British car decals and illustrations, with a sideline blog about the owner’s past cars and restorations. This is a dash he apparently worked on for a friend with an MG-TF:

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    I’d love to redo my Lafer’s dash along those lines, but don’t have the money to have it done or the expertise to do it myself. [Sigh]

    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

    #261929

    johnsimion
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    @johnsimion

    You can buy “engine-turned” decals off eBay very reasonably.  I have some of it here at home, although mine is just for the central instrument panel.  I’ll bet that is how that dash was done.

    #261930

    royal
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    @royal

    I love the “turned” dash, but that’s not a TF layout. I think it’s a TD.

    #261931

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Yup. Definitely a TD

    #261932

    texag71
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    @texag71

    Roy and Ed are correct, of course. I was looking at one of the guy’s projects, reading about another one, and got the two mixed up. Here’s the TF he was working on (using parts from Moss Motors, if I read it right):

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    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

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