Dezert or bust. 87 Single cab Yota rehab.

koolaidmanguy

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totally. goal is to get a surround made up and sink the stock cluster into the dash. set it about flush with the roll bar get the most visibility i can.

basically a tapered shoe box should do. may be able to use the stock gauge eyebrow which would be nice.
 

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Found a dresser on the side of the road and grabbed the plywood backing from it. Free materials are good materials. :cool:

Used it to rough in the gauge surround today, a little big at the moment but will trim as necessary at the rear to fit the windshield.

front face moulding will be done in mahogony. looks a bit jank, but once it dries ill mock it up in the truck and get an idea where to go.

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some stain and some visuals.

looking like i should have given the top section a bit more slope, will need to be trimmed more than anticipated to fit the windshield but still may work.

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So the vintage radio is coming along nicely, lol. will have to get a small antenna for this thing once its done.

Holes on the back inspired by cooling vents for tube radio. seemed fitting.
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surround dried over night and placed in truck to make some marks for the next step. almost fits! (keyword almost). whole surround and gauge will drop down about 1.5" when all said and done. being really careful to not make any un necessary cuts, going slow has helped with the process so far.
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Holes on gauge back stick out like soar thumb. def got a good laugh thinking of radio aesthetics.

Fun to experiment, but most likely gona dowel the holes or cover with thin finish sheet.
 

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so true. lol. funny thing is the gauge is snug against the top section of the shroud tabs. will try and get it as low as possible but only have so much to go till it hits the column.

may be disproportionate due to the roll bar location, column location may have been raised by previous owner.
 

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