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Old 12-17-2014, 01:50 PM
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GTS dash FTW! Yeah...that dash is sweet. Tubes will make it much easier to do. Definitely looking awesome Trini. Keep it comin bud.
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Awesome work on the dash- FWIW-one of these babys is awesome for putting different sized holes in things-they come in different increments too-
Hey thanks guys...! Yep GTS for sure...lol! Will scale out a print of the panel at the appropriate size and see what the holes look like first... Only issue with the tubes is next week is Xmas so not sure how much of a mess the mail system is for an early delivery.. at least if I could get the panel done I can mount the tubes later on...
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:50 PM
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I use one of those too, 1/8" - 1/2". I like the straight hole cut they do as apposed to the angle of the reamer.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:53 PM
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X2 what flb said. You can still layer styrene and put a hole in it to make your gauge holes. BUT..... Don't use a body reamer for it. Use a drill bit/drill press. The reamer is like a cone and will give you a cone for a hole. If you use a drill, it will give you a consistent cylinder. But I your holes are smaller than 1/2", just use styrene tubing. Much easier for sure
Yep that makes a whole lotta sense....! Do you know if that bit will fit in a rotary tool (proxxon) as that doubles as my drill press...ha! Also what's the correct name for it? I should find it at homedepot right?
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:32 PM
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Yep that makes a whole lotta sense....! Do you know if that bit will fit in a rotary tool (proxxon) as that doubles as my drill press...ha! Also what's the correct name for it? I should find it at homedepot right?
I'm sorry trini I couldn't tell you. We just have a large floor stand drill press that I use regular drill bits in
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:00 PM
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Hey Trini...I think I got mine as a set of 3, at Harbor Freight.

I also just do it by hand. If you use a driver handle that takes the driver bits, these work perfectly. I don't like to use the power tools with these because bad things can happen to your hands and the plastic. I like the slow control of making the holes by hand.
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:28 PM
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Hey Trini...I think I got mine as a set of 3, at Harbor Freight.

I also just do it by hand. If you use a driver handle that takes the driver bits, these work perfectly. I don't like to use the power tools with these because bad things can happen to your hands and the plastic. I like the slow control of making the holes by hand.
Hey thanks Willezcr8! Home Depot has similar...but expensive...lol!will go over tonight as they are only about 10 blocks away from me. And have a looksee...lol!
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:03 PM
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the body reamer is fine for a single thickness, just flip the piece over and trim the backside to get rid of the "cone" aspect...

but yeah, a stepped bit would work quite well, too. And I agree on doing it by hand - unless you have a proper drill press that you can adjust the speed on

lookin forward to seeing what you come up with!
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:11 PM
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How about one of these for the rear inside.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:26 PM
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Woot! Nice find Willezcr8!
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:53 AM
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Hey guys...another small update...kinda! lol!

Managed to make a rough styrene template for the GTS instrument panel... so now I have a better idea of what size the holes should be...lol!
Also keep in mind that this panel is tiered, so I will have to cut off the bottom area , just above the steering wheel slot, as this entire bottom piece will be recessed below the upper piece...not sure if I explained it correct ha! It's 1:45 am after all...hoo boy...lol!

So will have to pick up either the relevant sized bits or a stepped bit...the larger holes are 10mm, didn't bother to check the smaller holes as the reamer didn't make them properly round...lol! Once I get the bits I will try to make a proper template and will order up the tubes...

Anywho some pics...
@2Beers...hope this fix keeps you going for a few more days...and stay away from the laser dots ehhh? Lol! I joke....!



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Old 12-18-2014, 04:17 AM
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:27 AM
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Sweeeeeeeeet, Tanx buddy. Man, that's a lot of lil details to love.
Your nailing it....But one lil teeeny tiny lil problem.... Steering is on the wrong side still.....(poke Poke)..lol.
Great job so far.. Can't wait for the next up date on it.
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:27 AM
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Yuppers - layout is looking great!
but, yeah - lots of little details...wow!
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:35 AM
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Hey thanks guys...! Lol! I hear you on the details....detailing is gonna be a nightmare at that size...
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:45 AM
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Hey thanks guys...! Lol! I hear you on the details....detailing is gonna be a nightmare at that size...
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