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"The CreepShow" gets a new dash

As some of you know, I have "The Creepshow" torn apart for some major surgery. Being deployed gave me lots of time to come up with some real crazy ideas. One of which was making a all new never seen before dash board for the VN750.


What I started with
Then I took the gauges apart to get to the face plates and the guts of the gauges.



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I then drew out a template/background to lay out the dash on


I then took and scanned the gauge face plates so I could extract the information off of them.


I didn't save the fuel and coolant rings
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Next I started Laying them out in "Photoshop".





And the one I am probably going with


Next up is to make the needles and show the process of making the dashboard housing/valance.
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Very cool....

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very cool designs, i like the skull myself, you say you was deployed? what branch?
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Very cool slim!
I await future developments with great expectations.

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Great idea. I'm curious to see how you get all those gauges to work.

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Are you going to correct the speedometer to show how fast you are really going? Mine is off almost 10mph at about 75mph.
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Vulcan98, I am Army. I too like the skull (actually its a clown that I inverted the colors on to make it light instead of dark). And it is currently my Tac face plate.. the numbers are hard to read in the day time though.

MySkyDriver, I am looking into fixing the 10% rule as this as mine too is off, but not sure if I want to since I am going to be running an oversized front tire.

KSMET, not sure what you mean getting the gauges to work, I just took the gauges apart and scrapped the faceplates.


I have two weeks off so I plan on getting some fiberglass resin, cathode tubes (for the back light), Volt Gauge, Oil Pressure Gauge, and a couple of connectors to finish all this off.

I am also going to be doing a couple more renderings as I am not sure I like the way this dash is layed out yet.
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my hats off to you i am a retired ssg been retired 3 years.
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