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Custom Gauges

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by zaoc, May 31, 2012.

  1. Jun 1, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    No problem, youll find it very simple. I can have it done in probably 10 minutes by now (gauges only)
    ac is a little more tedious but really easy as well
     
  2. Jun 1, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    I'll try and make a write up for anybody else who's gonna do this in the future. in my searches I didn't find much info
     
  3. Jun 1, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Wonder if you could take out the faceplate and paint it with a special type of paint?
     
  4. Jun 1, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    zaoc

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    wouldnt it be difficult because of all the numbers ?
     
  5. Jun 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    No. It's easy as hell on the 1st gens.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Look at build!
    Someone has painted the needles a different color with some kind of fingernail polish... Think was a guy named jab from Alabama that started it
     
  7. Jun 1, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    yeah the needle paint can be bought at any hobby store. i dont remember what its called though
     
  8. Jun 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    anyone know the specific LED I would need? I was thinking this looks about right [​IMG]
     
  9. Jun 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    Look at build!
    I used one that ha 6 leds on it, you want one that will give a 360* light pattern
     
  10. Jun 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    this? [​IMG]
     
  11. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    Look at build!
    Yea thats the most common one people use and will work, but the one inused is round with 6 LEDs
     
  12. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    My bad,I didn't look to see what your truck is ! Yeah..the first gens are just plug in bulbs. If you want to change the needle color you can use acrylic paint from any hobby store in any color ( use the color that matches the color you want the needles...strip them with fingernail polish remover ( the acetone kind works best ).

    I've bought LEDs from a few places and always had my best luck with this place :

    www.Superbrightleds.com

    Get the bulbs with the surface mount LEDs or the bulbs that are actually a small circuit board themselves. They have lasted the longest for me.
     
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    I'm interested.
     
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