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Dashboard re-purposing #662513
16/09/20 11:18 AM
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Dashboard re-purposing

I had been wondering what to do with the leather-clad dashboard that Dad removed from his 1982 Plus 8 and decided to insert photographs of the three Morgans that he ran and use it as a picture frame.

The orange 1971 4/4 (PCP 527K) was purchased from a private seller in Bradford in 1974: the red 1982 4/4 (PFR 745X) was purchased from Mike Duncan in 1982 and the Ivory +8 (RMW 719Y) was purchased from Lifes in1988 and sold to the States in 2005 I think. Just in case any one on this forum knows these cars I do have a few purchase and maintenance notes that Dad kept in his records.

In all my parents covered more than 80,000 very happy miles in their Morgans and I thought that the frame was a suitable way to remember these.
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Rob T
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Re: Dashboard re-purposing [Re: Rob Thornton] #662519
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That's a great idea well executed, full of happy memories thumbs


Regards Richard

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2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
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Re: Dashboard re-purposing [Re: Rob Thornton] #662524
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Thanks Richard. I still have to put glass in and the circular images need bezels but it sort of works well enough to finish off properly I think.


Rob T
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Re: Dashboard re-purposing [Re: Rob Thornton] #662525
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What a lovely idea and way to remember them.
Excellent.
Nick

Re: Dashboard re-purposing [Re: Rob Thornton] #662531
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A fine idea - hope to see you both Sunday


Steve A11OGE Red 1989 4/4 4 seater

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Re: Dashboard re-purposing [Re: Rob Thornton] #662533
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Nice idea Rob

SVC used to do some gauge bezels, https://www.s-v-c.co.uk/category/rims-and-parts/


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Re: Dashboard re-purposing [Re: Rob Thornton] #662543
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Thanks for the tip Jon. Much appreciated and I will now look them up. Hopefully I can find something to fit.


Rob T
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Re: Dashboard re-purposing [Re: A11OGE] #662546
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Originally Posted by A11OGE
A fine idea - hope to see you both Sunday

Thanks Steve.
Yes, we are planning to be there and are looking forward to it - weather permitting. We have conflicting reports at the moment!

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Re: Dashboard re-purposing [Re: nick w] #662547
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Originally Posted by nick w
What a lovely idea and way to remember them.
Excellent.
Nick

Thank you Nick


Rob T
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Re: Dashboard re-purposing [Re: Rob Thornton] #662574
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What agreat memorial and a brilliant idea.


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