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Show us your almost original Dash!!
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:48:15 PM »
Hi,

I am in email chat with someone looking to replace a horrible chequer plate dash with something more original for a 1980+ Moke and I thought it was a good excuse for people on here to post up a photo two of their own dash that is either original style layout or might be a custom build along the basic lines of the original centre box dash.

If you have a dash that is a lot customised post hem up here I and I might split them out into a new thread for the more special examples.

Also would be good to have a little bit of an explanation of special features like removable fronts, gauges and switches on your dash.

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Re: Show us your almost original Dash!!
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 09:52:34 PM »
Hi,

and to start off with here is a pretty original late model dash.



And another with a few extra bits



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Re: Show us your almost original Dash!!
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 02:50:50 PM »
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I still have this if someone is looking for one  :)



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Re: Show us your almost original Dash!!
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 07:43:18 AM »
Mine's not exactly original, but a variation for those who like lots of gauges  :)



I didn't build it and I've cursed the mess of wiring behind it many times over the years, but I do like the basic idea and when I get around to rebuilding it one day I plan to keep it similar, but will definitely have a removable face plate and the other main problem with it is that the top two switches (wipers and lights) are too close to the top which makes it look cluttered and also quite hard to get back in place when reassembling it. The back of the light switch in particular almost touches the firewall and before I insulated it better, I have shorted it out more than once during reassembly.


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Re: Show us your almost original Dash!!
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 10:49:23 AM »
Mine's not exactly original, but a variation for those who like lots of gauges  :)


That is the sort of things I am looking for, an improved version on the original style.

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Re: Show us your almost original Dash!!
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2020, 11:13:21 AM »



Close to original, Switches for Spotties, and Interior/Glovebox light.
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Re: Show us your almost original Dash!!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 03:19:03 PM »
Moved Choke to where the heater control was, stopped it rubbing on carby bowl, added a couple of gauges (Oil Press, Water Temp) , should have gone with black face to match speedo !! Also added a  two speed switch ( old two speed wiper switch)  for the heater fan where the choke was. There is also a 12 volt lighter socket on passenger side of dash. The single switch was internal lighting, no longer used , thinking about making it it for hazard lights, but can't bring myself to remove the dash again.


 
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Re: Show us your almost original Dash!!
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2020, 10:24:42 AM »
Not mine but i really like the look of this one.  It was on a late Moke over in WA a couple of months ago, i believe someone on here has bought it now.

All Jaguar gauges i think.


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Re: Show us your almost original Dash!!
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2020, 03:01:54 AM »
This is my dash in PRU.



The choke is moved to were the heater cable was and a temp gauge is now in its place.
The heater fan switch was replaced with 3 toggle switches. Heater fan, Spot lights, and oh crap, the last one was , well, not used now  ::) Guess I better find a use.

Gulliver was fabricated to look similar, but different  ;D


Still the same late model heater matrix, and the classic Moke style, just a little wider to incorperate a couple of gauges, and switches, and a removable face plate for conveniance  8).

The add on to the right is something that I can easily modify as I change my wireless or CB radio  ;D. Which I have done already and will do again over the next few months  8)


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