On a bigger issue, when I bought the truck 8 some years ago the dash was severely cracked in many places and chunks were missing as well. I always wanted to fabricate a sheet metal dash for the Isuzu but hadn't jumped right in to get it done. So that's what I have been spending some time on. I wanted to share pics with you all. The dash is not done yet. Its in its raw state right now so I need to body work it. In addition, I have Autometer classic white gauges for it, that's the next wiring piece of the puzzle I need to work through.
In addition to the dash project, I took the opportunity to fix and customize things a little further. Some may remember me complaining about my combination switch causing me to loose low-beams at night many times while driving. I bought a new light switch from Speedway that puts the low-beams and brights on a single switch. I wired it up this past weekend and got all the lights up off the combo switch. Works great.
I also took the opportunity to change the ignition. The factory ignition on the 84 pup is located to the right side of the column via a diecast piece. I cut the diecasting off the column, took the harness off the factory ignition switch and mated it to a new 2001 Harley Davidson round key ignition switch with a semi-hidden push button starter. So now I have a round key, kinda different, to fire this Isuzu up. Works great.
Here's the truck from Jan of this year, its all sanded down now though:
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Here is a few shots of the dash from today:
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This image the steering column is unbolted to its sagging and hanging to the right so it looks like the gauge holes aren't lined up right but I assure you they will be when the column is bolted back up.
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1980 4wd LUV, The endless project
1984 VW GTI, racecar