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Old 01-20-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Intrument Panel Suggestions

Has anyone constructed a replacement instrument panel face? Mine is cracked at a strategic point in the area that supports the radio and backup monitor. I though about a 1/8 inch sheet of oak. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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What year? TT or MH? maybe aluminum???
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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Steve:

Check post #383 here to see the control panel that I recently built for my 1976 Argosy

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f287...r-23048-5.html


It may give you some ideas.

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Old 01-20-2008, 10:48 PM   #4
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Sorry. Wrong link appeared. See post #383 here:


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...-18448-28.html
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:08 PM   #5
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Spat61, ChaplinKent has redone his panel in wood. His was a major undertaking with complete rewire at the same time. Sure looked nice.
I on the other hand am getting to the point of wanting to replace the whole darn think in my '84 with a digital panel from Summitracing.com who are a great source for performance things for our P30 Chevy.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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Glen,
Thanks for the response. I have a P32 but it's the old Chevy IP and so far all gauges function (somewhat) but the darn face plate is cracked and it won't support the back up monitor and radio. I'll check summitracing.com. Thanks again.

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Old 02-01-2008, 02:06 PM   #7
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Checking Contol Panel Instruments/guages?

Can anyone tell me how to check my guages? I mean, check the guages and instruments to determine if they are functional. Then, if the instrument is good I can track down the problem elsewhere, such as wiring.

My Battery Check guage usually does not read above fair. When I'm hooked up to shore power the needle is just crossing over into the bottom of the good range. It's a new battery and I don't have a problem with not enough 12v.

My Ammeter needle never moves.

Both my Battery Check and Ammeter have horizontally mounted needles that rise or fall vertically. The front of the guages are clear convex plastic.

While I am at it my water level and holding tank indicator "christmas trees" don't read, although I am guessing the problem is in the probe/sensors.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:34 AM   #8
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Instrument Panel

Custom Instrument Panels in Los Angeles has or will build a replacement instrument panel for almost any coach. Cost for the P-30 / P-32 panel is about $700.00. If you are in the LA area they will install it for about $300.00.
You can go online and look at their panels, instrument, and photos of completed projects. I am contemplating a complete re-do of my instrument panel to get the quality instruments they offer.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:22 PM   #9
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Hi Steve,

I think a 1/8 piece of oak would be too thin. You could use a 1/8 piece of aluminum and cover it with a wood veneer using contact adhesive. That is how Mercedes does their wood trim now.
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I want remove instrument panel face
use an aluminum plate cut just like the old
and still use the old one and glue it to the aluminum
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