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Old 02-06-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Installed two Gauges this past weekend.

The past two weeks I have been working on installing an AeroForce gauge, outside air temperature gauge and a 5 volt power supply for my XM Radio to get rid of one of the cig lighter power supplies.

I have had the gauges and materials for a while now but just lacked the time to do the work. I exchanged PM’s with a friend on another forum concerning the gauge location and decided to go with a custom mount rather than the A Pillar.

Found a piece of plastic sturdy enough for the job at Lowes the week before last.




Using a Dermal tool I started to fabricate the plate.




Next I drilled out the plastic and sanded it down ready or painting.




Applied paint in light coats in the morning and evening every day last week




Did a test fit to make sure they fit properly.




The install sure can make the cab messy.




Finished product is fine with me. A little wider sheet of plastic would have made for a tighter fit in the top corners but overall I am happy.



I still have the oil pressure sensor to install but the wire is run into the AeroForce from the engine compartment. I am leaning towards a sandwich plate between the oil filter and the plate the filter screws into. That will take a few more weeks of research and parts ordering. There is a lot of info on the forum about the 6 cylinder but very little on the 4 cylinder. I will post an update here after I get the oil pressure function working.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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Nice work, very creative!

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Old 02-06-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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Awesome...
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:43 AM   #5
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Good Work Man!! Like to see the creativity
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:24 PM   #6
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Impressive! I could use an air temp gauge.
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I like that! Good job, thanks for taking the pics and posting it..
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:38 PM   #9
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Nice job Tom! +1 for engineering it yourself
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:47 AM   #11
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Thank you for all the kind compliments. I was unsure about the placement but this week will tell if I have any problems with the location and visibility issues.

The AeroForce is very easy to set up and install. The CAN Buss/OBD2 connection takes care of everything including the power.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:42 AM   #12
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Nice JOB! I am ordering mine as we speak from Todd. Awesome looking gauges. I like your setup. I mite half to do the same setup.
I am still struggling with the oil pressure Analog sender. Right now I am going to try and find a T fitting so i can keep the stock sender and the AeroForce sender.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:26 AM   #13
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Very nice. What's actually holding the plate in position? I've got my satellite reciever down there and want to do a similar cover plate.

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