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Michael Farmer's Bugeye Wood Dash !!
Richmond, VA                                  "Bugi_59"
Pics taken WITH flash
Med. Size = 640 x 480

Org. Size = 768 x 576
Med. Size = 640 x 480

Org. Size = 768 x 576
Med. Size = 640 x 480

Org. Size = 768 x 576
  Here are some Pictures...
It is made from a 3/4" solid piece of Walnut with all VDO white face gauges...
(When I when back to get some walnut for the doors, I could not get any that matched as well as
the Rosewood, which is very expensive.)
I even did the firewall...
I did the doors later and used the rosewood.
One thing you have to remember is that all of the controls are made for
a 1/8" or less metal dash so I had to countersink the back for the switches
very, very carefully...
The dash actual sits back under more that the original dash.  I had a Speedo shop cut my Speedo cable to about 2 feet and add a GM connector.  The connect for the sensor is under the hood up from the grease and oil.
The gas tank sending unit hade to be cut way down to fit...
I made it work correctly on empty and it is off on full but what the hell.
I think if I could get a 7 1/2 depth tank from an older Midget it would work better.
The Speedo is very easy to calibrate...
It has a test mode and drive 1 mile.
 

Med. Size = 640 x 480

Org. Size = 768 x 576
Mike's Bugi

The windup crank was when gas was so high.
It was fun to watch people as you drove down the road and at stoplights...
Pics taken WITHOUT flash

Org. Size = 768 x 576

Org. Size = 768 x 576

Org. Size = 768 x 576

Org. Size = 768 x 576
To ask mike a question about wood work, click Here!!
To see and/or purchase Mike's "Bugeye Sprite"
Dimensional Engineering Drawing, click
Here!!

Page created Dec. 24, 2006 & completed 1/2/07.