Gaslands Dashboard Assembly Instructions
The Gaslands Dashboard sets are all built around a simple stacking format with larger boards adding more sliders and dials to display more systems in the game. This guide will take you through the basic concepts needed to assemble them.
Assembling the basic shifter/lever options
These parts use a 3 layer design with a rod and rig system to keep them in place. This pattern is repeated with all the kits making it easier to go from one kit to the next.
Begin by laying out the 3 layers, top, captive ring, and base, the shift/slide rod, and the collection of rings in various diameters. The shift/slide rods are made of 1/4" (6mm) wooden dowels. The longest of the dowels, about 1 1/4" or 30mm is used for the shifter. For slide switches, a shorter 3/4-1" or 20-25mm dowel is used.
Lay out the base plate. The base plate for the kit will have either a shift pattern cut into it as shown here with holes in each of the corners or just the 4 holes denoting the shifter location.
Locate the shift rod and one of the large rings. Slide the ring onto the end of the rod until leaving about 1 ring thickness protruding. The ring should fit snugly but if it is too tight, use a hobby knife or sandpaper to adjust the fit.
Place the short end of the rod into the base as shown.
Next, take the captive ring section and glue it to the base making sure to not get any glue onto the rod and ring assembly.
Now, glue the top plate to the captive ring. This will hold the rod and ring assembly in place while still allowing it to slide from one position to the next.
To finish the shifter off slide and glue on a few of the remaining rings in a pattern of your choosing. For this example, we chose 2 different diameter rings and stacked them as shown.
This kit uses a T-style slider that fits into the slot at the bottom of the dashboard as shown. This piece should be able to freely move from side to side.
Next, assemble the dials by sliding them onto one end of the short rods as shown. The dials can be assembled with the indicators showing individual vehicles, kill skulls, or left blank depending on your preference.
Repeat the shifter process from above to assemble the other 2 controls.