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 Post subject: Dash + Gauge Refurb
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:44 pm 
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Over the Christmas period I have been busy rebuilding my dash.

Some months ago I had my spare dash and door capping's re-veneered.
From this:
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These are the veneer sheets I purchased.
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To this:
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All the gauge casing's were send away for re-plating and the gauge interior's were powder coated in white rather than sprayed with white paint.
The gauges black dials were cleaned with pledge, the glass / perspex fascia cleaned with glass cleaner and the off white needles painted white. New seals fitted between the bezel's and the glass / perspex fascia.

I have removed the volt gauge, fitted the fuel gauge in its place and added a oil pressure gauge where the fuel gauge was. The wiring loom has additional wires added to allow for the change and re- taped using looming tape for protection - if required the dash layout can be reverted back to how it left the factory as the wires are there.

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Pictures below - finished awaiting fitment.
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Your thoughts please - I have contact details of the person who refurbished my dash + capping's if required.

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 Post subject: Re: Dash + Gauge Refurb
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:25 pm 
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Hi, I like it, well done, Looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: Dash + Gauge Refurb
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:28 pm 
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Very nice.....

Is the oil gauge an electric one?

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 Post subject: Re: Dash + Gauge Refurb
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:30 pm 
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Very nice indeed, cracking job.

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That looks fantastic. It will look even better once it has been installed.

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 Post subject: Re: Dash + Gauge Refurb
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That really does look the business... Superb!

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Looks great. I found doing mine very satisfying but did get a bit anal about re-plating all the dial holders even though you don't see them!

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Many thanks for all your comments - I'm very please how the dash looks.

I've had the door capping's altered - there are or were three flat surfaces on the capping, I asked for the capping's to be radius-ed making them more like the leading edge of a kitchen work surface.
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Is the oil gauge an electric one? Jonners
Capillary type gauge jonners - I need to route the pipe through the bulkhead.

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I wish mine looked like that, absolutely would be a pleasure to look at while driving.

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I wish mine looked like that, absolutely would be a pleasure to look at while driving.
Oi, keep your eyes on the road will ya?! :lol:

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That looks excellent...so much better in Burr walnut as opposed to the cheapy cut Dolly's usually get (except the SE of course).

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:09 pm 
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Paul,
Buy a ticket and come visit me here. PLEASE.
I'll give you free board while you do the same to my Sprint.
Its just leading into summer here, and I live right on the coast, with miles of empty sandy beaches. I'm sure you'd enjoy the stay. LOL
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 Post subject: Re: Dash + Gauge Refurb
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Hi, dash looks superb, can I have details of the person whom carried out the work please

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 Post subject: Re: Dash + Gauge Refurb
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:42 pm 
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I've started to redo my dash,took the clock and wood out today what a real pain
Is there an easier way to get the clock out ?

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