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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:41 am    Post subject: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

I'm guessing this has been asked, and I know I have seen some people with what I am about to describe.

I'm looking for a rocker switch panel that is 3 x 2 switches to secure on the left panel next to the dash. I've seen them, but my skills at searching the interwebs have not really yielded anything that fits. Saw one on amazon, but it was too large according to the measurements provided by the seller. I'm guessing someone like Calichaos will provide links to products, but perhaps I was using the wrong search terms. Help a brother out?

FYI, I am also going to be running a Blue Sea fuse box as well to clean up all my wiring mess. Should make for a clean and good setup. My wiring at the moment is a bit haphazard. And with adding 4 new lights with the new bumpers, cleaning up the CB, HAM, 4 roof lights, 2 pillar lights, a soon-to-be On-Board compressor, and eventually a winch, it's time to clean up my act.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

I'm guessing this:



one such seller:

www.dirtyparts.com/sto...pid-101182

or

www.4x4spod.com/produc...900-fj.htm


oh those customized switches?
www.otrattw.net/



8 minute answer -- not bad. MUCH better than this thread: azfj.org/index.php?nam...ic&t=11858
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

I really like this option that TOY4WD installed -

azfj.org/index.php?nam...pic&t=9624

Not custom switches but an easy and complete panel. Mine just came in the mail last week and I'll hopefully have to work on install at the Exp1 Wrench Fest this weekend.

You could just order 2 and have a couple backup switches for future use.

That pic calichaos posted looks mighty fine though...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

Cali, those are nice, but the price is insane. Does it include a reach around? I'm mainly looking for the housing. I can buy mic tuning switches for a reasonable price. Unless I am missing something, $445 is over the top.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

You could go the OTTRW route and make whatever custom you like. Then you shove them in the stock switch panel behind your shifter.



These guys actually have a pretty wide selection, and the switches were not expensive.

www.otrattw.net/


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

Thanks, Jim. I actually have the switches already (pretty sure), but I need the housing because I already ran out of stock switch spaces.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

Lots here for cheap
otrattw.net/Switch-Hol...cessories/

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

Grinder wrote:
C.... I'm mainly looking for the housing. ...

www.dirtyparts.com/sto.../pid-80147



still 117 though

this thread might be of interest:
www.fjcruiserforums.co...all-3.html

another idea:
www.amazon.com/Amarine...013UBPJQA/

or

www.amazon.com/KKmoon-...014CFF2R4/

or

www.amazon.com/TEQSton...01AU8TX68/

or

this is kinda slick:
www.amazon.com/Mictuni...01DNW8RP6/

or

maybe you get wild and mount this overhead:

www.amazon.com/LAMPHUS...0186JEYGC/

I guess it all depends on time / effort / creativity / money.


ninja edit -- what about something super geeky?

print your own?!?!?!

www.thingiverse.com/thing:48034
www.thingiverse.com/thing:261012
www.thingiverse.com/thing:1080129

don't like any of those ideas - make your own!
all3dp.com/best-3d-pri...are-tools/


places like this: gangplankhq.com/avondale/
have 3D printers FREE for use!

or heck your local library:
www.phoenixpubliclibra...Q---A.aspx



can't get out of the house?

www.sculpteo.com/en/
www.shapeways.com/
i.materialise.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

calichaos wrote:
Grinder wrote:
C.... I'm mainly looking for the housing. ...

www.dirtyparts.com/sto.../pid-80147



still 117 though

this thread might be of interest:
www.fjcruiserforums.co...all-3.html
another idea:
www.amazon.com/Amarine...013UBPJQA/

or

www.amazon.com/KKmoon-...014CFF2R4/

or

www.amazon.com/TEQSton...01AU8TX68/

or

this is kinda slick:
www.amazon.com/Mictuni...01DNW8RP6/

or

maybe you get wild and mount this overhead:

www.amazon.com/LAMPHUS...0186JEYGC/

I guess it all depends on time / effort / creativity / money.


ninja edit -- what about something super geeky?

print your own?!?!?!

www.thingiverse.com/thing:48034
www.thingiverse.com/thing:261012
www.thingiverse.com/thing:1080129

don't like any of those ideas - make your own!
all3dp.com/best-3d-pri...are-tools/


places like this: gangplankhq.com/avondale/
have 3D printers FREE for use!

or heck your local library:
www.phoenixpubliclibra...Q---A.aspx



can't get out of the house?

www.sculpteo.com/en/
www.shapeways.com/
i.materialise.com/


These are things i look forward to from calichaos

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

LOL, Calichaos i think you have completely and utterly objectified women as a group.

>>THIS

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

A lot of good links. If the first one wasn't over $100 I might consider. As it stands, I may go with two of the 3 piece kits from Mic Tuning I finally found. Their measurements just barely fit and they are $8.50 each. I like the idea of the metal housing and it being one piece, but just seems like a bit excessive. Also, the idea of 3-D printing my own is badass, but I doubt the wife would approve ANOTHER tool right now.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

Only thing I can add today, may want to consider buttons instead of switches, sort of like the factory ones but they can be custom as well.
www.your4x4store.com has a decent selection (just not as many buttons as switches) and you can use the coupon code CRUISER10 for a 10% discount.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

Grinder wrote:
..... Also, the idea of 3-D printing my own is badass, but I doubt the wife would approve ANOTHER tool right now.

yeah thats why I offered FREE solutions for 3D printing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

Jimbolio wrote:
LOL, Calichaos i think you have completely and utterly objectified women as a group.

so you are saying 1 less gold star?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Rocker Switch Panel Reply with quote

calichaos wrote:
Grinder wrote:
..... Also, the idea of 3-D printing my own is badass, but I doubt the wife would approve ANOTHER tool right now.

yeah thats why I offered FREE solutions for 3D printing.

You did, but I would really just use it as an excuse to buy one. "Think of all the cool shit we can make, babe!"

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