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Installed two Gauges this past weekend.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 95SLE, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. 95SLE

    95SLE [OP] Old Man Winter

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    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.

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    Using a Dermal tool I started to fabricate the plate.

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

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

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    Did a test fit to make sure they fit properly.

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    The install sure can make the cab messy.

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    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.

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    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.
     
  2. schiz94

    schiz94 Thread Jacker

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    awesome.
     
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    forcefedjunkie Well-Known Member Vendor

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    Nice work, very creative!

    Todd
     
  4. AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 BANNED in 49 states...

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    Awesome...
     
  5. TRDKenE

    TRDKenE DAMN GOOD DEAL!!

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    Good Work Man!! Like to see the creativity
     
  6. brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing BIG DADDY

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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    looks great.......
     
  7. AndrewFalk

    AndrewFalk Science!

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    Impressive! I could use an air temp gauge.
     
  8. Bill in Ky

    Bill in Ky Well-Known Member

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    I like that! Good job, thanks for taking the pics and posting it..
     
  9. woody6047

    woody6047 McGrubber

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    Nice job Tom! :thumbsup: +1 for engineering it yourself
     
  10. taco084gb

    taco084gb No matter where you go there you are.

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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.
     
  11. 95SLE

    95SLE [OP] Old Man Winter

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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.
     
  12. 95SLE

    95SLE [OP] Old Man Winter

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    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.
     
  13. RZRob

    RZRob Well-Known Member

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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.

    RZ Rob
     
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