OK...so I've been working on my cluster changing stuff here n there.. I finally decided .. I want a 1 off design.. so I came up with this ..
It will be lit a couple different ways..I just need to figure out EXACTLY how I want it done.. Because I hate seeing lighting that's not full/even
I'm thinking I LOVE options..so i'm doing it like this..all switchable
2 center dials lit white..2 side dials lit blue
2 center white /2 side dials red
all 4 red
all 4 blue
All 4 white
I know this will require multiple switches.. but hey..that's what my next project is for..I found some great switches that are about 1/4" round..push-on-push-off locking type..very discrete
It's 1/8" plexi ..scuffed lightly, painted with a clear plastic primer, numbers painted in metallic black .. I had a decal shop make this for me using an old 300M cluster face as a template for size/positioning ..I sat down with him and got everything the way I wanted.. The rear of the plexi has 2 layers of Gila frosted privacy "tint" to hide the internals and diffuse my lighting better..I might put another layer on because in the pics I can faintly see one of the cluster needle "motors". Internal lighting will surely bring that out more.
my cluster glass is tinted 20% (not pictured but is in my cardomain page) so the shadows wont be an issue below the numbers (like in pics)
As for the Odometer..it's being relocated to the dash..up by the VIN area.
I just threw the bezel on ..so the rough edges/misaligned look will be gone once it's positioned properly (already been tested and confirmed that it covers the bad spots)
Let me know what you all think.. likes dislikes..suggestions..