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My custom panel for Switches and CB.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Machete Eddie, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    Machete Eddie

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    OK let me know what you think of my custom switch plate. I'm not 100% sure I'm happy with it.

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    8 Amber Switches and 1 CB connection -

    The top two switches will be for my KC lights (Driving and Long Range) The next set down will be for my two sets of bed lights (Just ordered a Leer Cap today). The third row will be for my CB and Nuvi. The last row of switches I'm only using one for the garage door opener with one switch left open. The very bottom plug is the connection for my Cobra 75 CB.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    rme

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    I really really really like what you did with the CB radio connection. Where you gonna hide the CB?
     
  3. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Nice!
     
  4. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    mreimann

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    maybe paint the cover black?

    other than that it's very impressive
     
  5. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Machete Eddie

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    It's the little hand held Cobra 75. There is a small module under the console and then the rest of the unit is the hand held portion.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    I tried paint and it didn't come out very nice. The main panel is plastic with a thin aluminum sticker piece. It's all that I could find that looked good and seems to last. I wanted it black but couldn't find anything like the adhesive piece.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    That looks really nice! Well done.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    AsianAnts

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    cant sand and spray?? or im assuming thats what u did and it didnt come out nice
     
  9. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    Thanks guys.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    I saw a pic on this site where someone used line-x or similar on that console piece and it looked awesome. It could be something to think about...
     
  11. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    nonetheless thats nice.. made good use of space.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    looks really good
     
  13. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Yes my first prototype was with it sanded and painted but the paint kept coming off. Then I tried to paint a new one with just painting the underside but that look worse IMO.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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  15. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    Looks stock almost. Great job!
     
  16. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    I tried the black plastic dig but it kept coming off when I was trying to snap all my switches on.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    could always make it out of aluminum guess thats one of the perks of being a aircraft sheetmetal mechanic.. sand prime and paint black
     
  18. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Every time I try stuff out of aluminum I end up with bad edges that snag stuff and my wife gets pissed at me. :D
     
  19. Mar 17, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Well, Wither way it looks pretty sweet!
     
  20. Mar 17, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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