Well, I got a little bit of work done today before I have to get ready for my little guy's camping trip.
Got a few mounts done. I had some done before by using the 3000GT mounts, but I didn't like the placement of the dash using them. So I made my own.
A look at what my center aftermarket gauges look like. They use indiglo for backlighting.
Got the cluster mounted and the wiring is complete, except for the tach. I'll be buying the universal tach signal interface from Dakota Digital to help with that.
Finally was able to get my center vents from the local u-pull-it.
For the first time since owning the car, I decided to pull up the trunk carpet to see what was lurking underneath. To my surprise, especially for a northeastern car, there was NO RUST!!!! Even with a torn trunk gasket.
And here's another project I'll be working on with this car. I love the look of the aero nose, but just a tad outdated. I butchered up a nose from a newer Sunfire GT with the round turn/marker lights, and the center honeycomb grill section. My goal is to fill the open areas of my aero nose, then blend the Sunfire park lights and grill section where the old open areas were.
Kind of a quick and ugly photoshop, but you get the idea
And finally, a few pics of took of my 16 year old's 3000GT, the inspiration for my dash swap, and my car together.
Both my son's and my car are both works in progress. His is street legal at the moment, mine is not. But we can't wait for the day to take them to shows together. I hope that time comes soon.
Mar 10th, 2010
Posts: 2708 From: Elk Grove, CA USA Registered: Jan 2000
All else being equal, I have a real difficult time in trying to understand the HUGE gap between the steering column and the cluster? In other words, how does one "close the wide gap" that is evident, between the steering column and the cluster above it? It is un-attractive, after everything is buttoned up. Keep your fine work coming along....
Jul 11th, 2010
Posts: 1026 From: El Paso, TX Registered: Oct 2008