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Old 08-16-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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Switch panel

Just pulled the ac system out of my yj and want some ideas on a switch panel to mount in that open space.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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Man I wouldnta done that....

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Old 08-16-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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Man I wouldnta done that....
Ac was shot.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:53 AM   #5
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I can get you a custom switch plate cover made out of plastic
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:17 AM   #6
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I can get you a custom switch plate cover made out of plastic
If I get a good design sounds good. What do they run?
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:21 PM   #7
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If I get a good design sounds good. What do they run?
You draw up dimensions and what you want it to say I.e. Above each switch and where you want the cut outs for the switches, and I will be able to get it to you very cheap, it's all cut out by laser
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:25 PM   #8
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Also, I have about every color imaginable to use
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:14 PM   #9
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Also, I have about every color imaginable to use
Sweet. I'm designing a metal shroud to hide my wires under the dash. I'll get u dimensions when I decide on the type of switches to use.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:15 PM   #10
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Got any pics of past panels you've made?
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #11
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I can get you some of industrial tags I've made. Never made any for jeeps.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:07 PM   #12
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Cool. I'm working on a cardboard mock up of the whole panel. The switch plate is going to be a bit small. How small a font can u do
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:28 PM   #13
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I can do very small, it's a family business and I'm not actually the engraver but I know we can go pretty small, and I can probably still get some glow in the dark material
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:38 PM   #14
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How thick a plate do u use? Need to know if I need a spot to bolt the plate to or if it can go over the plate steel.
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How thick a plate do u use? Need to know if I need a spot to bolt the plate to or if it can go over the plate steel.
It's maybe the thickness of a quarter, and it can be adhered with our double stick tape which will NEVER come off if preped right. Or we can laser out bolt holes if you want
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It's maybe the thickness of a quarter, and it can be adhered with our double stick tape which will NEVER come off if preped right. Or we can laser out bolt holes if you want
Sounds great. I should be getting my plate steel next week. Do yall have an olive drab color?
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Sounds great. I should be getting my plate steel next week. Do yall have an olive drab color?
I will email the shop (I'm on the road) and ask about an olive drab. I know we have green but not sure, what color do you want the letters to be? (white would show the best)
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I will email the shop (I'm on the road) and ask about an olive drab. I know we have green but not sure, what color do you want the letters to be? (white would show the best)
Lettering would depend on the plate color. If OD I'd like a black. If black then white would be good. I'll post a pic of the mock up panel. The lettering won't really be visible but will give it a nice custom look
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Lettering would depend on the plate color. If OD I'd like a black. If black then white would be good. I'll post a pic of the mock up panel. The lettering won't really be visible but will give it a nice custom look
Okay if you dont mind about the visibility of it then od on black will be fine. Difficult to read, I can put anything you want minus copyrighted materials. (Jeep, 7 slot grille,etc)
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:19 PM   #20
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As u can see the switch plate won't really be visible. The angle will allow the switches and plate color to be seen but not the lettering. The main panel will be rolled black diamond plate that will but up against the ash tray and extend down the lower dash to hide all wiring.
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As u can see the switch plate won't really be visible. The angle will allow the switches and plate color to be seen but not the lettering. The main panel will be rolled black diamond plate that will but up against the ash tray and extend down the lower dash to hide all wiring.
Looks good, so only three switches?
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Looks good, so only three switches?
Going for 5. Only found 3 dial switches for mock up
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Going for 5. Only found 3 dial switches for mock up
Oh okay what are the dimensions of the whole plate there and the size around the switches are?
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Oh okay what are the dimensions of the whole plate there and the size around the switches are?
I'll get dimensions once the switch box is welded up. Projects are subject to change upon fabrication. Rough estimate is about 8" x 3.5" w 5 switch holes evenly spaced. If u can get me a round about cost I'd appreciate it.
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I'll get dimensions once the switch box is welded up. Projects are subject to change upon fabrication. Rough estimate is about 8" x 3.5" w 5 switch holes evenly spaced. If u can get me a round about cost I'd appreciate it.
It will be *probably* around $20-25. Possibly less.
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Here's a rough rendering of the panel. Man I wish I still had solid works on my laptop
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I'm headed home today, I'll get some pictures of what the panel like,
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Here's a panel made for a local manufacturing company
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Looks good. Did u ever find out if u had an olive color?
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I asked. We can't even order a OD. Our supplier offers little green options.

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