Azzy's Design Works

Industry's best custom white face and backlit gauges  for Jeeps and show cars.
 Specialty vehicle parts and design. The name says it all. Our design works

Black Friday Deals! With a .... twist?

So that time of year is upon us. Deals abounding for gifts and just things we want, right? So we here at TeamADW had an idea. Lets try a bit of a social experiment. 

Our Black Friday promotion this year has a choice.

You can get 10% off with the code ADWGIVE5 , and we will donate 5% from that sale to our Jeep-mas fundraiser.

OR

You can get 12% off with the code ADWTAKE12 and get 12% off your order... but no additional funds go out to the kids from that order.

Discount does not apply to charity items, as usual

 

Sale lasts from Black Friday - Tues the 28th.

Orange Rally style JK face kit in an Orange Krush JKU. 

Orange Rally style JK face kit in an Orange Krush JKU. 

Cleaning gauge plastics

Today we got a familiar call from an outfitter who had a customer with a common sight. They had gotten mud on the clear lense of the Jeep cluster, and in an attempt to clear it off, ground the dirt into it. 

What to do? OEM replacements are $$$ from mopar, and junkyard pulls are also pricey, if you are talking JK clusters (anywhere from $75-300, depending on options). 

While cracks are very difficult to repair, scratches and grime are much easier to deal with. First, if you get mud on your clear plastics, and cant hose it off, use a spray bottle and some soapy water, or a mild cleaner like Simple Green, and use that to help lubricate the dirt while removing it with a soft clean cloth. 

Once its all clean and dry, if you do still have minor scratching or swirling, we have hear good reports from customers using polishing compounds for restoring headlights, although this may be a bit too aggressive.  If it just needs a good spit and shine, we use a combo of products here in the shop. First, we go a good soap clean, and use Meguiar's PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish , following the instructions, and then protect the surface from more dust and give it a good final shine with NOVUS PC-10 Plastic Clean & Shine. Both available from the links to the right.  All this done with a good quality microfiber towel.

 

Cleaning a TeamADW custom gauge face mid-install

By the way, Novus is what we recommend to use to remove fingerprints from your custom gauge faces after installing. Never use alcohol or ammonia based cleaners on either, as it will lead to cracking, crazing or other adverse effects.  We would also suggest it for those soft top windows and other plastics, like helmet lenses and even sunglasses!

We are still on the lookout for a good quality solution for fixing broken cluster lenses. If you have a suggestion that repairs the plastic and leaves it clear again, drop us a line

New shirts!

Its been a while. So we have 2 new shirts this July. The first is a new take on an old favorite, while the red shirts were popular, more of you prefer black. You spoke, we listened. That, and we know that its hot out there these days, and you need something that breathes and feels good. So we upgraded the shirts they are printed on, to a new breathable fabric. 

There is even an embroidered hat version, which gets you all color coordinated. 

Awesome Under Pressure Jeep Wrangler shirts now in black sport varieties. Hats too!

Awesome Under Pressure Jeep Wrangler shirts now in black sport varieties. Hats too!

Is your XJ a hero?

Is your XJ a hero?

The newest addition to our lineup is our XJ Hero tee! No other Offshoot of a vehicle lineup has been found to be as or sometimes more capable than the mainstay. The Jeep for the underdogs. The hero that budget jeepers have asked for. the vehicle we all wish to see come back. The XJ Cherokee. 

Printed here in Pittsburgh at Commonwealth Press on the same sport fabric as our Pressure shirts. Currently in production, so get one fast, or they will be all spoken for. 

we have another shirt coming next month, just in time for our booth at the Great Smokey Mountain Jeep Invasion. Come check them all out. 

Calling all SEMA bound Jeeps!

Our JDM inspired, multi layered cluster for Ascender 2.0 on display at SEMA 2016 - Image Credit JCROffroad

Our JDM inspired, multi layered cluster for Ascender 2.0 on display at SEMA 2016 - Image Credit JCROffroad

Specifically, JK and JKU Wranglers that will be in company booths for this November's SEMA show. We are looking to expand our presence at the show, last year having 3 vehicles showing off our work, and completing some spectacular builds. 

Whats in it for you?

  • A look that ties in your exterior and interior themes.  
  • Discounted rates for custom builds. 
  • A quick turnaround.
  • A pattern we can mass produce for you after the show is over. 


Contact us today for more info. We have limited spots and time available, and as always, your build details remain private until you unveil it. Feel free to send NDAs to our main office address if needed. 

Azzy’s Design Works remains committed to providing top notch design to industry partners and individual clients alike. After launching this year, our custom 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler clusters have rocketed to be our best selling gauge face kits, starting with 4 patterns, we have grown to 22 different patterns in 5 styles. If you are interested in carrying the fast installing, great looking, and distinctive looking product, let us know. We have fantastic rates for runs as small as 10, in an industry that usually works in batches of a thousand or more. 

 

The first of our run of this classic movie theme. Note the raised T-Rex and inset number.  Photo via J Smeets

The first of our run of this classic movie theme. Note the raised T-Rex and inset number.  Photo via J Smeets

Rally style for the Jeep accents the Orange Crush exterior perfectly. 

Rally style for the Jeep accents the Orange Crush exterior perfectly. 

New site? Custom work? Backlog? Huh?

Lots of you have written us asking about custom gauges for Jeep JKs. the bottom line, we have a waiting list now, and are swamped. This is partially due to the successes of our hard parts (the Jeep XJ and TJ 4x4 linkage kits) and partial building the business, in some ways literally. 

Our new website is coming. Including a dealer network. We have a large following on other sales sites, mainly Ebay and Amazon, the latter requiring us to create large shipments of parts every week or so in order to keep in demand products on the shelf. Staff is slim, as Azzy handles 90% of the day to day, with some help from friends and family. Nick is concentrating on his career writing for Gunmagwarehouse.com and The Firearm Blog  but still comes by the shop now and again.

Our new office is habited, but far from finished. Not bad for 5 years... all in all. 

Stay tuned as we bring more cool designs, and a few other new products. If we get the chance...  more videos. 

 

Azzy's Design Works LTD has licensed Moon Shine Camo patterns!

It is our pleasure to introduce our new premium camo license! Not too long ago, at a Jeep show in PA, we met up with the good reps from Moon Shine Camo. We got to talking, one thing led to another, and we are pleased to announce that from here on out, Moon Shine premium camouflage, including Outshine©, Harvest Moon©, Muddy Girl©, Wild Fire©, Toxic©, and Undertow©, will be available options for our personalized gauge faces!

Muddy Girl© on a TeamADW Jeep Wrangler JK gauge set

All of these patterns will be available to any gauge backer for an additional $10. If we hit our stretch goal, then they will be available at no extra cost. Check them out on kickstarter.

 








Moon Shine Camo is a registered trademark owned by Moon Shine LP
Muddy Girl is a registered trademark owned by Moon Shine LP
Wildfire is a registered trademark owned by Moon Shine LP
Harvest Moon Camouflage is a registered trademark owned by Moon Shine LP
Outshine Camouflage is a registered trademark owned by Moon Shine LP
Toxic is a registered trademark owned by Moon Shine LP
Undertow is a registered trademark owned by Moon Shine LP

What the hell are these glowing Jeep art pieces?

When our design studio first discussed raising money for new pricey equipment via Kickstarter, the caffeinated late night discussions went through tons of the typical, and not so typical backing rewards. 

Post cards, light bars, our own products, well, that last one wasn’t so crazy. People have been asking for 07 and up Wrangler gauge faces forever. But I still wanted something big, a grand ambition project. So, why not take our existing model kits which we made using Autodesk’s brilliant 123DMake and our own in house Full Spectrum laser, and kick it up a notch. 

Not a bad looking Cherokee, if we say so ourselves. 



Or 10. 

So, we thought we would make one of these, probably in a JK, waterjet at our local Techshop in Pittsburgh, out of aluminum sheets. Not a cheap proposal, and estimates were high. So, we priced it at what would at least break us even, and suddenly we hit Kickstarter’s limit of $10,000. Thats some Dubai money right there. 
 

Yeah, not a lot of people are interested (there are a few). So, we came up with an idea to size it down after chatting with our friends at JPFreek Magazine

That’s why we are introducing the 1/4 scale art piece, wood and acrylic pieces, alternating, and lit. your choice of Wrangler JK, Cherokee XJ, or Comanche MJ. Just like these much smaller concept pieces. Available now on Kickstarter, for the much friendlier cost of 1800. Still a lot, but not bad for a 2'x4' lit homage to a few of our favorite models of Jeep. 

And yes, if you will pay the freight, we will even ship to Dubai. 
 


2016 Azzy’s Design Works LTD & TeamADW, All Rights Reserved. Logos © their respective owners, Azzy’s Design Works LTD makes no claim to ownership of any vehicle or firearm related brand other than our own. We like Jeeps, making things, and want to keep doing that for a long time! Follow us on Facebook and @TeamADW on instagram

Wow, been some time, hasn't it?

Its late, lots of paperwork has been done, and I feel it is owed to those that follow us to update on what has been going on here at Azzy's Design Works. Whats new over the last few months?

  • We still make the only custom Jeep back lit gauges on the market.  And the best non-lit ones (looking at you, XJ guys).
  • We have really really cool camo prototypes in for our new JK / JKU line. Just cant show them due to licensing agreements, yet.
  • The kickstarter campaign is coming soon. Preview will be up in the week. 
  • We are expanding. Which, frankly, is a bit terrifying. When I started this shop in 2012, it was fully occasional, printing on my boss's plotter, buying material, and cutting by hand. Hundreds of gauges later, we are buying expensive equipment, and expanding our product line. Not to mention making a huge step towards being my 9-5. 
  • We no longer make decals. Sorry, we loved it, and we made the best for the best price. But, with the move to our equipment being 100% in house, we just dont have the large format printing capabilities. 
  • On that note.. we make everything on our own equipment now!  Its all made here in Finleyville PA. Dont blink, you will miss the stoplight.
  • And yes, those that have asked... I am feeling a lot better. Repetitive strain injuries are no joke.  If anyone needs advice on them, Im not a doctor, but been dealing on and off for 8 years. Its getting better, thanks to some great procedures and a FANTASTIC physical therapy  team.  

More announcements coming soon. The biggest one right now? We are now a SEMA member. 

Yep :)

Never thought I would be here. And that's thanks to all of you who follow us, like our work, buy our gauges, and continue to morally support us (I think you industry guys know who you are, and really, thank you. )

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More things coming! Its a busy year.

things to watch for on our site and facebook page:

  • Working on a Siberian Road Rally with the Baker Street Babes?
  • Nick and Azzy finalizing production runs on JK clusters?
  • More gun engraving?
  • Piles of stickers and a new printer?


Yep, we had to get a new printer recently, and may be working on rebuiling the old one so it comes home to our Finleyville shop. Stay tuned!
 

Few Webste Updates

Not posting as much as we should. We've updated and streamlined our store listings, and lowered the cost of shipping (goes down for us, goes down for you!).  We have added friends,  look for some work between us and BleepinJeep.com and the crew at Otaku Drive Time.

Those that follow us on FB know that we raised money last year for a local charity, Project Bundle Up , and were recently told by their awesome staff that all of you helped purchase 13 full outfits for kids and seniors to keep warm in this brutal PA winter. Kudos to all of the Jeep community, it wouldn't be possible without your help.

Keep a look out for our new T-Shirts coming soon, as well as our kickstarter campaign which is right around the corner. That means not only will we have ZJ and WJ Jeep gauges available, we will have JK gauges this summer!

Etsy Shop

We've opened a shop on Etsy, as an outlet for our engraved items. Its somewhat a departure from our main design, but helps us to not only keep the doors open, but ad a creative "palate cleanser" that one needs here and there. Its a family affair too, because many of the designs and ideas come from interaction and gifts that we do for friends and relatives.
 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AzzysDesignWorks

Happy shopping!  Until the end of the year, use the following code to save 10% off your order.

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