1976 DC Resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by OSF, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Nahhh. I found the old bolts with wingnuts, but I only had one bracket. I'm not too fussed about originality here though so as long as I can get/make up two matching brackets that do the job, all will be good. I'll replace the bolts/nuts with stainless.
    P.S. Post a pic of the original brackets if you have one.
     
  2. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Can't decide if I put three along on the dash just under the stereo (where the lighter currently is), OR bolt them on underneath the dash (probably to the left of the steering wheel).
    Anyone?
     
  3. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    This is a photo of an old one,but I do have new ones somewhere. They are the same bracket that holds down a beetle fuel tank. Don't remember which year model beetle I think it is a later model one.
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  4. Borgey

    Borgey Active Member

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    Mate that is looking the goods. Great choices. Cant wait to see it cruising around.
    Stoked for ya!!
     
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  5. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Ok cool. Yep that's like the one I have. I might do a bit of a search online later tonight and see if I can find some.
     
  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    If you can't find any let me know.I can have a look in my secret stash and might have spare two. Look on the week end.
     
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  7. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Hi OSF

    Have you seen the gauge clusters that attach from AA?

    Cheers

    Mark
     
  8. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. I kinda think they would look better on a splitty though. I'd possibly use one of these if it was just one gauge. Two or three might look a bit funny. I'm open to the possibility though if I could find a suitable one.
     
  9. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info Wayne. They are Beetle fuel tank clamps. Easy to find once I knew what I was looking for. I got it sorted now.
    Thanks again.
     
  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    With the gauges - glad it's you having the decision to make Euan :rolleyes:

    Under the dash maybe the go and save cutting the dash - know this picture is from Brad's Evie (Splitty) and in the dark but may help in your decision -

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  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    What about mounting in the glove box?
    Seen that before
     
  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Found this picture of mounted under radio either side of 12v outlet :eek: -

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  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    @KahunaKombi looks like the 74 DC ute that's in Gosford car Muesum
     
  14. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Mmmm. If I put the gauges there I'll probably go three and reposition the 12v. Two with the 12v look messy to me. Might be ok if I just had one on the left though.

    Wayne, you got your gauges there. Can you post a pic?
     

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