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Title: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: 03Indigo on January 27, 2007, 11:08:59 PM
new gauge face plates....installed one so far, will do the speedo sometime later next week.  Too cold and too tired to do it tonight, even though I ended up with the night off.

check out my thread and images on the MINI forums.

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90492
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: gragravar on January 27, 2007, 11:14:07 PM
those look awesome jon!
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: 03Indigo on January 27, 2007, 11:18:01 PM
Thanks Andrew....here is an image I uploaded here....same one from over there, but they do not allow me to llink images to other forums, so I am too lazy to upload everything.  When I get it all done, I will get more pictures up, but that will be next week sometime.



(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/15616-2/IMG_3686.jpg)


edit, just got the speedo done, I LOVE THEM.  Now I want the weather to be nice so I can drive it in the sun....that and all the snow behind the MINI to be gone :)

(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/15621-2/IMG_3706.jpg)

(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/15624-2/IMG_3704.jpg)
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: 03Indigo on January 28, 2007, 09:21:25 AM
excuse the dust, but here is a comparison for body paint match.  The gauges are made to match the "Hyper Blue" which is  a replacement for the Indy Blue.  Indy Blue is quite a bit darker and more metallic than the Hyper Blue....These gauges seem to be a perfect match for the Hyper Blue and there is no Indy Blue option....So, close enough for me :)

(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/15627-2/IMG_3708.jpg)
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: jayryan on January 29, 2007, 06:49:40 AM
Those look great Jon!
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: 34k on January 29, 2007, 09:16:39 AM
Looks sweet Jon. How's the illumination at night with those faces?
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: 03Indigo on January 29, 2007, 09:56:50 AM
thanks guys, the illumination is the same as stock, PERFECT.  The guys that made these do gauges for aircraft and jets....lots of experience.  They are the best aftermarket face plates I have ever seen, and I had the ABD ones in my Passat.  These for the MINI made those (ABD) look like bubble gum wrappers.
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: jayryan on January 29, 2007, 11:05:03 AM
Where'd you get them done? Or did you have them custom ordered?
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: 03Indigo on January 29, 2007, 03:48:47 PM
www.cockpitspecialties.com

MINI only at this point, mine were not custom, but they just started up, and I believe I was the first to install their blue ones.  They are going to be using my pics for marketing and on their web site. :)
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: Eric18T on January 29, 2007, 05:12:21 PM
those look cool jon. can't wait to see the mini come spring.
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: ianacole on January 29, 2007, 06:21:32 PM
I think they look awesome! :thumbup:
Title: Re: 03Indigo gets even more Indigo!!!!!
Post by: 03Indigo on January 30, 2007, 08:37:53 AM
Quote from: "34k";p="54519"
Looks sweet Jon. How's the illumination at night with those faces?


Andrew, here is a night shot, looks the same as the OEM lighting.  Everything matches up in the same fashion, same colors, same light output....so at night, there is no way to tell that there are different plates installed.

(http://www.rmcb5.com/modules/gallery2/d/15662-2/IMG_3701.jpg)