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Once I find my old guages (buried somewhere in the garage) I will do a pictorial edition of the steps layed down above - showing which tolls and layers etc to use in photoshop.

 

Sorry - took me 8 months - man am I slack.

 

Ok here is the start of the guages for an AE8# ....

 

I have done a significant amount of clean up and photoshop work on these so if you would like to use them ask and I'll send the PSD file.

 

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This image is the left and right warning lights.

This image shows how the lights look in the on and off configuration. (You need to click on it to see the animation of lights working)

 

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This image shows what Nick might need to custom your stickers - or what you would need to change and print (all the black is what needs replacing)

 

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This shows the work I have done in photoshop

Each side is grouped together.

Each light has its own symbol and text (on separate layers)

The lights are on 2 layers (on and darkened)

The background (black) is a separate layer

 

Effectively you can change any of the text to a font you like (I used aero) or turn off the text (thats my plan).

 

My plan is to remove the text and have nick cut stickers to match the black on a brushed metal or chrome sticker - place the sticker over the panel and bingo.

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Soon to come:

Speedo Panel

Tacho Panel *

Clock Panel *

Blank Panel *

 

* this is the panel to the right of the speedo - changes depending on the model.

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hey man. have fun with it. check mine out

 

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i only did the tacho and speedo panels. not the symbols etc.

 

I'm brainstorming ideas and possibilities to change the lights behind it too.... i don't like the ones on there...

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hey man. have fun with it. check mine out

 

i only did the tacho and speedo panels. not the symbols etc.

 

I'm brainstorming ideas and possibilities to change the lights behind it too.... i don't like the ones on there...

 

I replaced the standard globes (and the crappy rubber covers on them) with LEDs.

 

Play and Play - available from most auto stores for about $10 a pair (you need 3)

 

Now I have sweeeeeett blue light in my guages

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hey ruts. thats exactly what i want!!!

 

can u give me a model umber or at least the shop u got em from? please. i really need to change em... :P theyre startin to tick me off.... they will probly shine thru my gauge tho.... but ill see how i go. then maybe mod the gauges again. thanks man

 

 

by the way, thanks tiger

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ok. that looks sick....

 

super cheap here i come :D ok... maybe on sunday :)

 

 

thanks for that ruts. thats exactly what i was after... just didnt think to look at the auto shops for some replacements :P

 

hows it goin with ur gauge face mod?

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havent had time to do much work on them - the ones above took a few hours believe it or not.

 

I have scans of the main guages and have most of the speedo done - just need to factor in a few numbers - all will be revealed soon.

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hey hey, danno. welcome aboard/back

 

 

ive donated my lights to my dads XR turbo :D so ill have to get some more (blue parkers look sick on a falcon)

 

ruts. i reckon u should change the 'wow' to 'impossible' :D

 

(proven ;) it doesnt like 180)

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this picture gave me an idea and i'm wondering if anyone has seen it or tried it before. But would it be possible to have a light setup where based on revs your speedo actually changes colour from green to yellow to red ie like a shift light i reckon it would be a cool effect, although some may say it would be tachy but hey they probably have a shift light anyway :D hehe

 

here is the start of my Speedo setup - again I have all the elements as separate bits for anyone willing to do some photoshop work

 

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