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1st and 2nd Gen Indiglo Gauge Faces




That's right. Since I heard that no one makes indiglo, or electroluminescent gauge faces for the 1gen anymore I decided to make some myself.

Pricing: $50 for a custom design. This is just for the design. This means it costs $50 for a custom file be it .pdf, .cdr, .ai or whatever other format you want it in. I will accept $30 up front and $22 after it's done (I don't need PayPal double charging a split-disbursement.) You are allowed to freely distribute the design you purchase. If you buy a design and your friend wants to use it, feel free to let him use it. I'd appreciate a kickback but it is not required. If you charge money for your friend to use it, that is not allowed. If he says thanks by getting you a gift or some beer, that’s a good thing too.

Option 1: After you pay the $50, I will tell you how to make the gauges yourself. I have some supplies that I still have from buying in bulk that I will sell you. I will tell you when to purchase from just one vendor or just get it however you can. ($50 to me DiY costs $25-$100 depending upon what you already have = $75-$150 TOTAL)
Option 1a: I can print out the gauges and attach them to indiglo. It will be your responsibility to trim them, cut out holes, get an inverter and hook it up. This cost will vary depending upon what I can find the indiglo for ($25-$50) plus shipping (about $10). ($85-$110 TOTAL Shipped)

Option 2: After you pay the $50, I will tell you the name of someone who can manufacture gauge faces that are two piece, top plastic face and bottom indiglo light. His charge is about $120 USD (HVAC, trip computer, etc are extra) (He doesn't charge USD.) ($50 to me and $120 to him = $170 TOTAL)

Option 3: For an extra $150 over the $50 I will have the gauges manufactured for you. They will be in two layers, the top plastic face that looks professional and the bottom indiglo piece that lights it all up. HVAC, trip computer, etc are extra and will only cost you what it costs me. ($50 gauge design + $30 shipping, handling and getting the gauges made + $120 make the gauges = $200 TOTAL)

Pics of top plastic face and bottom indiglo: http://matt.codders.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=4888

I’m going to guess the extra “idiot light strip” will cost an extra $20 to make. If you haven’t seen my work or if you want to see more, just let me know.

Extras:
Design time over 4 hours: $10/hr (Once I hit 5 hours, you owe $5. If I take 4:59 on your gauges, you owe nothing.)

Starting Choices:
Speedometer:
MPH (150+10)
km/h (240+10)
km/h (200+10)
km/h (180+10)
Marks Every 1, 2, 5, 10 or 20
Small Speed (so you can have metric and imperial) marks every 5, 10 or 20
Tachometer:
Redline 6000 RPM
Redline 6500 RPM
Redline 7000 RPM
Any Redline you want
Temp and Fuel gauges:
Letters: H/C and E/F (English) or substitute your own letters for a different language.
Numbers: 40/120 (Celcius) and 0/1, 104/248 (Fahrenheit) and 0/1
Symbols: Blue/Red Circle or Engine Block Symbols and Hollow/Solid Circle
Combination of the above.
Backlight Color:
White
Any color I can print
Face Color:
Anything I can print

2gen: I can make a matching HVAC panel included in design price. I am able to do this for 1gen, I just don't have the scan of the panel.
Custom: Didn't I already cover this. I told you you don't have a choice, I give it to you for free. Basically about anything you can think of. Want a certain picture in your faces? Want different color "tick" marks at certain places? Want a different font?

Did you say you wanted pictures?



Customizations:
Tachometer:

Speedometer:
Development

Please email me at [email protected] if you would like to make a purchase. When you email me, please include your mx6.com username if you have one. I prefer paypal. Contact me if you want to send me funds in USD.

Don't forget to check out my Seller Rating and new web page: gauges.panther37.com - Custom Glow Gauges !

I can make indiglo gauges for most cars including Probes.

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You know, there is an easier way of doing this with better results. I dont know what your gauges look like underneath but I have a source that sells 2" mini ccfl tubes. With your gauges that would have the same effect as lexus gauges.
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You know, there is an easier way of doing this with better results. I dont know what your gauges look like underneath but I have a source that sells 2" mini ccfl tubes. With your gauges that would have the same effect as lexus gauges.
2" mini ccfl tubes? And what Lexus gauges. I've never seen them. I think I know what you're talking about, and no one that I know of have showed any interest in that style.

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there looking really good Panther. You did an awesome job.

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yes they look awesome - what is involved in getting a paypal account from new zealand when you do not have a credit card ? is there a way?? also when I do order mine is it possible to make it so the numbers etc all look as dark or hidden as possible until the key is turned on - i.e white to blue EL with white writing on clear printing so it all looks white until I turn the key then the background lights up blue with the white numbers
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If you live in New Zealand you need a bank account (savings or checking) that is in US Dollars or Australian Dollars. I also have a greenzap account (Panther37.) I can't tell if they only accept USD or not. You could goto the the post office and get Cash in USD and send it to me. I can't accept a traveler's check becasue I am not a business. I found that for a $25 NZD fee Westpac will write a check in a foriegn currency. If you don't bank with Westpac, I would expect your own bank would have similar services. You could always try Western Union. There is an agent that is a 5 minute walk from my house.

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Go try these places, Post Office, Bank, Western Unioin.
$96 USD is about $143 NZD

email me at [email protected] so I can start working on a proof for you.

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Is it possible to get indiglo gauges for an 180 kph version of the speedo?
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Is it possible to get indiglo gauges for an 180 kph version of the speedo?
Yes. The only thing I would need is a good picture of the speedo. Then I could make it from that. I'll look into it today and post if I find it before you send it to me. My email is my username @ mx6.com or @ gmail.com

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i'll get a mate to scan it tomorrow and i will send it to ya.
wot voltage is the inverter for as i have some inverters for my car audio neons that make no sound.
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i'll get a mate to scan it tomorrow and i will send it to ya.
wot voltage is the inverter for as i have some inverters for my car audio neons that make no sound.
I just made some up. See if they match.
http://www.geocities.com/pantha_37/m...itegauges.html
Look for "2km/h (180km/h) | 7k Redline" and click.

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Sweet mother of god!!!!! I want them I will talk to the folks and post again with the answer.

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yeah i like these way better than the other ones and u have good night shoots of them...i just need the funds now
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I just added 3 pictures of the gauges at night. They just aren't installed.

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Oh, No! More Pictures!


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i am frantically trying to get the money!!!!!!!!!!

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