Silverado dash fabrication project

Eric

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See the full project here:


Since I decided to completely gut the interior previously- I will need to create a basic dash to hold electronics, and gauges/instrumentation.

Here is the first, rough draft completed. (Ignore the flux-core mig splatter, I did not own my tig welder at the time this was completed)

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(Skip ahead to a more finished product.)

Edit- Here is a "Before" picture, of the wiring management and progress.
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Painted dash, welded on a bracket to hold Holley EFI, and TCI TCU. Did a bit of wiring management. More to come.

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Eric

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I welded a "hook" to the dash to assist with cable management. This is still not the finished state- as there is a ton of work left to do still.

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Temporary tablet mounted, for gauges, and tuning.

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Eric

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Time to make the dash functional! Most of the parts ordered.

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I started my measuring the available room on the piece of metal, marking off bad areas, and calculating the center point. I then make rough estimations of where everything would be placed.

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After everything was marked, and measured, I started drilling holes.

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Bench mockup of gauges.

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Dash temporarily mounted, and mock-up.

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Still left to do:

  1. Wiring.
  2. I will be adding a few toggle switches on the dash, for lighting, or other purposes as required.
  3. I need to buy a 4-5" speedometer to include as the center, focal point.
  4. I need to acquire LEDs for turn signal, high beam, and check engine lights.
 
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Eric

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Update- The dash is installed and wired up.

Here are some of the pictures from around a week ago.

I Obtained a new crimping tool, which should make better crimps then I am currently doing. It looks promising.
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All of the connections are made through molex connectors. I wanted to be able to easily remove the dash if I needed to.

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I also got blinkers and turn signals connected up. (And grinded down some of the weld-bead around where it seats to the steering column)
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