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Thread: Nomad final assembly

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    Registered Member chevynut's Avatar
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    The seatbelts will be bolted to the top of the L-brackets which are made of 3/16" steel. They'll go on the backside so they don't interfere with the seat cushion. I still need to drill the holes.

    Here's the rear seat structure, console, and tubs so you get an idea of what the problem was. I thought about mounting them on the sides of the seats, at the driveshaft tunnel and the armrest, but decided not to go that route.

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    Last edited by chevynut; 05-06-2017 at 10:09 AM.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

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    A while ago I bought a new dash bezel set and a set of Dakota Digital VHX instruments and clock. I decided to go ahead and assemble them to see what they look like. Here's the clock in the new bezel with a chrome "BelAir" script. I decided that I want to remove any gold emblems/scripts.


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    Here's the instruments. I got the black face with white numbers because I don't like either the blue or red. The needles turn red at night with the lights on. I really think these are the best gauges on the market right now.

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    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

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    Those are nice.
    And I personally agree with eliminating the gold colored emblems (for chrome). Doing the same with mine (when I get to that point.).
    Carry on Laszlo...
    It's all progress.
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    I really like them too. I've got a set of the HDX series to go in my 57. Their tech support is top notch and they've helped me work through several PCM interface questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrass Trifive View Post
    I've got a set of the HDX series to go in my 57.
    The HDX series gauges have some nice features but I don't like the layout for the 55-56 setup with the backwards tach. It just seems "wrong" to have a tach go counter-clockwise. I had just bought my VHX gauges when I saw the HDX gauges for the first time. They're quite a bit more expensive than the VHX series too, and I don't know if I could justify the additional cost. I got my VHX setup for $700 and the best price I can find on the HDX series is $1230.

    IMO they should have just forgotten about the analog speedo on the 57 setup and put the tach there instead, and just use the digital speedo only. I personally think it would have been more functional and looked better.



    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    Something I never cared for with most aftermarket speedometers is cramming 160mph into the dial for show, when 120mph would be more useful, being easier to read, especially with a short sweep. 160 is okay with a 270 degree sweep. Same thing as running a 12000 RPM tach on a 6000 RPM engine. Plus the needles move much more quickly with better resolution using more realistic numbers.
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