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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: gauge faces Reply with quote

Hey I was crusing ebay germany and they have guage faces for vanagons. Anyone in the US make a product like this. They looked pretty nice.they were a silver color and just laid over the original.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small car makes a nice white set for stock or for Suby conversion:

http://www.smallcar.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=88

I think lovethevdubs made his own, as have several others..
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know anything about these guys but they offer gauge faces for Vanagons (Read the small print about SmallCar).

http://meistergaugefaces.com/html/gaugefaces/others.html
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah check out lovedavdubs, his are the sickest around.

www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=210987


These look pretty cool too. has any one used these? Pics?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few that a fellow samba member did; I cannot remember who it was, but they are good. I particularly like the "BOOM" effect for the tach warning!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure that was lovdavdubs again. Had several different versions of what to put in that red zone...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

his last tach is still the best...

"explain this to me again...
what part of
'BOOM' confused you?..."

oh, and forgot to add...
that's one mod that's definately going on my "To-Do" list...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:52 pm    Post subject: One Mod... Reply with quote

It needs a 'Governor failed!' somewhere on the Tach face, or a 'Subie, huh?' or 'Now You're Just Showing Off!' or Bill Cosby's immortal, 'Oh, wow!'

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a question.....

What are the orange dots on the speedo for? I've been wondering about that.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the vans without tachometers, those are your recommended shift points.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, It's been one of those days.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently working on them. I will post pics when I get them worked out. It is not easy to do matte black faces.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Loogy

Thats what I thought but for some reason I always want to shift into 4th gear at 40mph. I guess I'm just babying it?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the ones you guys are posting are those sized to fit?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

allsierra123 wrote:
the ones you guys are posting are those sized to fit?


No, you'll have to size them down.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know if someone still makes the polished rings that go around the guages still? I thought I had saved the link, but can't find it anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I got a question.....
What are the orange dots on the speedo for? I've been wondering about that.
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For the vans without tachometers, those are your recommended shift points.

I have an older 85mph speedo in my 82 A/C and I thought that too... but when I finally put a tach in mine...
Those shift points are WAY OVER 4K ...
Glad I didn't drive it much without a tach... now I do all my shifting at around 4K tops
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[email protected] wrote:
Anyone know if someone still makes the polished rings that go around the guages still? I thought I had saved the link, but can't find it anymore.


Try T-3 Tuning in the UK

http://www.t3tuning.co.uk/shopnew/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=23
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pete000 wrote:
[email protected] wrote:
Anyone know if someone still makes the polished rings that go around the guages still? I thought I had saved the link, but can't find it anymore.


Try T-3 Tuning in the UK

http://www.t3tuning.co.uk/shopnew/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=23


Thats them, many thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup Those faces were the product of my obsession. Here's what they look like at night.

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Unfortunately I haven't had much time to do anything with the Van since this project. And now its cold out...Depressing
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