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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Interior Help! Reply with quote

Hey guys. My speedometer is a little messed up; the people I bought my bus from broke the needle and ruined the face... Has anybody found a digital face to fit the 3 3/4" opening in the instrument panel? Also, I want a cool looking accelerator pedal and brake and clutch pedal.. anybody found any interesting pedal pads to fit my '74 bus? Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah - another new bus owner who has never lived in a mechanically analog word.

Maybe you can adapt these

http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=...prd235.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would be easier to hook up a stock replacement than to wire in a digital speedo.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?...ton=Search

Or try here:

http://bustedbus.com/default.aspx
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aopisa wrote:
I think it would be easier to hook up a stock replacement than to wire in a digital speedo.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?...ton=Search

Or try here:

http://bustedbus.com/default.aspx


X10 don't try and reinvet the wheel. And most of all try to stay stock as possible, as it will retain its value that way. If you do start ripping stuff out and putting after market garbage in please save all the removed parts for any future owner to replace. All those parts you want to remove are no longer made and are worth keeping.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rip all the original stuff out and replace with made in china, then give me a shout and I will take it off your hands. Shocked Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or find someone in Brazil willing to sell and ship the current instrument pod, if you want something different:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks so outta place, but so cool at the same time.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't find an original speedo, so I was trying to fit a digital. Then o found Corey in Virginia who replaces them. I do want to keep everything as stock as possible, yes. But I am not going for value, as this is going to be my daily driver for a LONG. LONG. time Smile Corey is going to make it look like new for about a buck fifty.. same price as digital that doesn't fit Very Happy still nobody with a custom pedal cover? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually a new used speedo is about $20 from the classifieds or from one of the usual parts guys.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

74BabeWindow wrote:
I couldn't find an original speedo,

Did you drive over to Blair and Son?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have cash coming out the wazoo these are really cool http://www.speedhut.com/gauge_products-gauge_type-speedometer_GPS.htm



So......? was it really the PO that messed it up or did you start digging in for a little customizing and discover it wasn't as easy as you expected?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was the PO.. everything was in reeeeeeeeeeeeally bad shape...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
If you have cash coming out the wazoo these are really cool http://www.speedhut.com/gauge_products-gauge_type-speedometer_GPS.htm



So......? was it really the PO that messed it up or did you start digging in for a little customizing and discover it wasn't as easy as you expected?
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This is actually pretty awesome. Anyone here use one in their bus? I see this also as a great use for those with undersized front tires to actually get accurate speed/mileage.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found a guy with a great looking speedo, actually. Smile thanks a lot guys. Saved me some $$!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

74BabeWindow wrote:
Just found a guy with a great looking speedo, actually. Smile


The common rule here is pics or it didn't happen, but this is one time when I think it's best you refrain from posting any pics of a guy in a speedo Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It never fails that a whitty member cracks me up on a forum.. ill post pics once I get it and install it. Smile anybody had any experiences getting their dashboard re-vinyl'd? Like I said, this will be mine for a loooooooooong time, so I'm going to get a nice red put over the vinyl don't shoot me down. My decision is final! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

samwise wrote:
Or find someone in Brazil willing to sell and ship the current instrument pod, if you want something different:

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Anybody have a part number or more pics of this thing?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It never fails that a whitty member cracks me up on a forum.. ill post pics once I get it and install it. Smile anybody had any experiences getting their dashboard re-vinyl'd? Like I said, this will be mine for a loooooooooong time, so I'm going to get a nice red put over the vinyl don't shoot me down. My decision is final! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found a guy with a great looking speedo, actually. Smile thanks a lot guys. Saved me some $$!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
If you have cash coming out the wazoo these are really cool http://www.speedhut.com/gauge_products-gauge_type-speedometer_GPS.htm


I actually really like those... The price is the only thing keeping one of those out of my empty clock hole right now... (no way I'd rip out my stock unit, even if it says I'm going 60 when going 52, and freezes when it shows anything over 65. At that point it takes a whack of the unit with the right hand through the empty hole Very Happy )

And oh how I wish gauge companies would offer templates for making our own faces... One member here did something like that with his tach, and that might look sweet on this setup as well!
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