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Scangauge II custom install

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by iamstik81, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    iamstik81

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    I'm a new guy here and thought I would share what I have been working on. If any of you have a Scangauge you may appreciate the work.

    First stages in truck:
    [​IMG]
    Out of Truck:
    [​IMG]
    Removing texture from dash kit and filler primer:
    [​IMG]
    Primed almost ready for paint:
    [​IMG]
    The airbag light is still behind the scangauge so there wont be any issues with not having the light in the truck. The only tweak i need to make is to move the hazard switch forward a little bit to better fill the gap. Sorry no pics of taking apart the clock/airbag light.
     
  2. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    tacoapw

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  3. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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  4. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    iamstik81

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    Noob mistake... Pics will be up shortly.
    :sorry:
     
  5. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    iamstik81

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    Pioneer Double Din, Focal Compents Front, Focal Coax rear, JL audio 500/5, 2 JL 10w1's. Custom molded Scangauge II mount, white dash lights.
    Let's try this again.

    First stages, Out of the truck:
    [​IMG]
    Rough Install:
    [​IMG]
    Texture from dash kit removed, and filler primer added:
    [​IMG]
    Primed and almost ready for paint:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    iamstik81

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    A little big, but i guess better than no pics.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    Indian Shifter

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    Outstanding job....best install so far
     
  8. Mar 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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    What did you use? Fiberglass?
     
  9. Mar 20, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    iamstik81

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    Its a combo of kitty hair (short strand body filler) and bondo. All molded to a metra aftermarket dash kit.
     
  10. Mar 20, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    Looks great! Do you think there's any room to mold/fit above ddin?
     
  11. Mar 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    Im pretty sure the radio sits to high up for it to look good. It could be done but may not look quite as "factory".
     
  12. Mar 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    Do you guys think i should paint the scangauge to match the dash or leave it black? I was also thinking about painting it all gloss black kind of like the 2012 dash.
     
  14. Mar 20, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    I like.

    I'd leave it black
     
  15. Mar 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Bed mat, cleats, scangauge, new headlight bulbs, weather techs, more to come
    I like that alot
     
  16. Mar 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Looks like the faceplate is a little thick now, but aside from that, I definitely like! Perfect that just slightly and I'd pay you to fab me one! Maybe others would too?

    How did you mount the ScanGauge inside?
     
  17. Mar 20, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    The kit is no thicker than before, I actually sanded off all the texture and used filler primer to fill in the scratches. The ScanGauge is pressure fit in its housing so it can easily be removed for upgrades or using on a diff vehicle. The only thing i need now is some kind of cat5 coupler to make taking it in and out even easier.
     
  18. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    I'd paint the surround black :D
     
  19. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    looks clean. I love it.
     
  20. Mar 21, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    iamstik81

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    If anybody wants one i can build them. Just PM me.
     
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