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post #499 of Old 12-10-2012
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Dash replacement.

I added a tach and had to mount it in the dash. A scrap of marine plywood, some epoxy fairing putty and a coat of epoxy paint and now TD has rpms to watch from the helm.

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Cost? The tach cost a few bucks so it isn't part of the low buck project. The dash was from stuff in my shop.

I have asked Santa for an inexpensive automotive backup video camera ($30.00) that I plan to flush mount at the base of TD's pedestal facing the dash. My Garmin chart plotter has a video input I am not currently using. It would be nice to have the chart plotter's display include my A-4's instruments. It is worth a try. I will report back!

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