Here is a simple drawing of an instrument cluster for my truck.
The little Datsun Insignias are idiot lights LOP (Low Oil Pressure), BRT (Brights), LFP (Low Brake Fluid), & CHG (Charge)
The speedo & 2 dual gauges are from 1976 Datsun 280z & the tach is from a 1985 720 4x4. This is staying with my original goal of keeping it all Datsun OEM Parts.
Please all feedback is welcome.
I plan on notching the top of the dash to clear the speedo and then slicing a piece of 5" tubing to taper into the top of the dash. Remember I have the solid metal 520 dash top. I remember a car from the 40's or 50's that had a similar design.
Similar to this 1949 Mercury Monteray Dash except be less chrome (thinner bezel) & more paint http://coolcarsforsale.net/pro...8.jpg
I will mock this up in card board first to get all my deminsions right. when I get it al mocked up I wil post pictures of the mock up.
I am going to make a bezel trim ring out of wood and then make a plaster cast of it and try my hand at white metal casting. If this turns out I will have it polished & chromed.
If anyone has done this type of casting please make suggestions on how to do it because I am flying by the seat of my pants on this one. Have no clue how to do this. Wood is easy to work with metal is more difficult for me.
Modified by Charlie69 at 11:13 AM 4/12/2010
Modified by Charlie69 at 11:16 AM 4/12/2010