PERKS OF THE JOB: Papa-chan’s custom gauge panelMay 15, 2009 5:35 pm
Remember Tomonori Akai’s purple AE86 hatch? After cracking the crankshaft of his 10,000rpm engine clean in half, he bought this turbo 86 we saw at Tsukuba circuit, transplanted the engine and replaced the transmission with a Toyota W55, replaced the diff with a 7.5-inch item bought from C&Y Sports.
So what happens when you run an industrial laser cutter all day? You make neat custom panels to fit your Defi gauges and other bits and pieces.
Tags: AE86, Tomonori Akai
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This post was written by Alexi
I’m still not a fan of the many gauges and switches, but that is neat!
laser cut anything is f**kin radness. I love the SnapOn keyring fob too
nice and clean job,would be nice to see these gauges illuminate at night…nice post..
100% sure its the r154? not w58 or j160?
cant say ive heard of ppl using r154’s behind 4a’s before…
asuming its 4a
wouldnt mind more details thats for sure
What did I write? Yeah, that was wrong…
Fixed and more info added.
actually personally im not a huge fan of a whole lot of gauges and no evidence of stock stuff.. to me it says they’ve just turned the car into a machine, rather than a can made by toyota with character… u know? but the fact they’re all defi (which look super awesome compared to other brands) is great!
If you look carefully, you can see through the open spaces in the alloy panel that the original cluster is still there.
haha, that’s rad.
i only just noticed the boost gauge. didn’t even know you could get them in that size. haha
“DRIFT How bad have you got it”
is that laser cutted into it?
i love it haha
Wow that boosst gauge is HUGE.
and he still has his heater controls 🙂
this could be a great wallpaper also