My 1972 Gen2 build

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  1. jetas

    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Old BMW projectors with a HID kit i had laying around. Google "BMW ellipsoids" and youll see em. Just had to cut the headlight buckets and do some trimming to the core support for them to fit. That pic does them no justice tho
     
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    Super simple install. Pulled the factory gauges out and this one fits right in the bezel opening. Gauge has a spin lock ring on the back to hold it snug. I just cut the factory gauge pod right where the speedo opening starts and screwed everything back in place.

    This one was 4-5 wires. Ground, ignition+, illumination, constant+, and tach signal. I already had everything ran for the old tach, i just reused the wiring for that and hooked up a constant+.

    If you go the speedhut route, buy the 4" size gauges.
     
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    Hey man I know I’m touching on past pics from your build but real quick, on your seats. First off they look nice! Did you have them custom made? I’m looking to change mine up. I’m still rollin the throwback ‘80s look.
     

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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Theyre buckets i pulled from a 73 Hilux at a JY. Theyre the low back ones with no headrests. They were trashed so I had them refoamed and reupholstered. Vinyl with a diamond stiched tweed center. I fuckin love them
     
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    Straight up! They look classy; really fit the truck. I was checking out the gauges last night from Speedhut and I noticed the 4” combo set they sell with the speedo/tach and the quad cluster; is there any reason you didn’t want to go with dual gauge setup and change both out at one time? Just wondering cause I’ve been kicking around the idea. Thanks
     
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    Thanks man, i figure il be spending a good amount of time in that truck so might as well have something nice to sit on.

    As far as the gauges go, I already had the Autometer carbon fiber volt and engine temp gauges laying around. I really just needed a speedo. I went with the speedo/tach combo just to clean up the interior a bit since i had the autogage tach sitting on the column(it was annoying me how it looked)

    I may eventually get the quad gauge and eliminate the other 2 if $ allows it some time next year
     
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    Do you happen to have a daytime pic of your headlights? I’m curious to see how they look sitting in the grille.
    Thanks!
     
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    Got back a few pages on this thread and theres should be a couple pics from July.
     
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    The gauges look great!
     
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    Thank you.

    I actually just put some red LEDs in the autometer gauges and the fuel gauge so everything matches the speedo now.
     
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    I think they're all Photobucket pics that took a dump like everyone's who hosted pics there.
     
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    Just reposting the same pics. [​IMG]
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    any progress ? mine is back on the back burner road crew started salting the roads for snow , so a winter nap for the old girl.
     
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    Nothing really. Im waiting for the registration papers to come in so i can get it street legal. Still got a lot or small things to do but this damn time change has me all fcked up. 5pm looks like 9pm now.

    Although i am debating on ordering a fuel leve/oil pressure gauge through speedhut right now since theyre having 20% off. Dont think its guna happen
     
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    Went into the garage last night. Decided to drop to gas tank and try to figure out why the gauge doesnt read anything.

    I disconnected the wire to the sender, grounded it and the gauge moved. So im trying to tweak the sender so itl read the correct ohm range
     
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    Ok i think i found the damn problem. Soldered in a small piece of thin gauge wire now im actually getting a reading. Tested the sender outside of the tank but hooked up to the wiring and its good. Now i just have to reassemble everything
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    So far the fix is working. Im getting a reading on the gauge. Is it accurate? No idea lol. We will see when i finally start driving the damn thing
     
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    Well for Xmas my Fiancé ended up getting me a Forever Sharp steering wheel and i finally received the NRG hub the other day so last night i got it all installed. Pretty easy install. Only thing i did have an issue with was the contact for the horn on the back of the wheel is in a different position than what i needed for the hub. Easy fix tho, just had to give it a gentle pull up and done.

    So ive confirmed that NRG short hub SRK-120 does in fact fit the early gen 2 trucks.
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    Big update today. Finally registered and drove the truck today!! I was super excited but extremely nervous at the same time. Put the first 20 miles on her today and she took em like wm like a champ! Heres a short clip after i left the gas station
     
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    He'll yeah!

    Congratulations!
     
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