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

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In a sea of Kickstarter duds

Closeup of the detail we can make with our awesome print equipment, featured here on the Dollar Baller theme for the Jeep JK. 

Closeup of the detail we can make with our awesome print equipment, featured here on the Dollar Baller theme for the Jeep JK. 

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We keep swimming along. What are we talking about? Over 2 years ago, we started a campaign to help move TeamADW forward with some new equipment on the popular kickstarter crowdfunding site. If you are not familiar, KS started as a site to allow people to back startups and small companies, and eventually morphed into a way for small companies to be backed by people and have junk shipped in from China... 
 

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Hey, the Jeep crowd isnt the same as the techie crowd. Who knew?  The effort, mainly due to ignorance of how much money is needed to "go viral" on that site, was eventually scrapped, and we instead got to work securing our own sources of capital. 

Something we couldn't do without the support of our thousands of fans, customers, and the staggering amount of friends we have found in this industry. 

Love the McLaren  P1 as much as we do? Its the inspiration behind our EuroHex pattern, available now in our store or Amazon.

Love the McLaren  P1 as much as we do? Its the inspiration behind our EuroHex pattern, available now in our store or Amazon.

That support keeps us moving forward, with new designs, and soon.. a few new vehicles that we will offer our gauges for. It also keeps us making all of our gauge products here in our shop, from design to production

Keep checking us out here at Azzy's Design Works. We've got more coming!



 

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

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

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!

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