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#538358 - 20/10/18 10:06 AM Dashboard Mods
GARYMYNARD Offline
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Registered: 21/07/18
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I am thinking of doing some major mods to my dashboard. My aim is to remake the whole panel and have the centre four clocks mounted in the wood,still in the centre, but this will make them higher in the dash. I would then have a switch panel below. This means I can cut the dash higher in the middle, so there is more height above the gear stick and handbrake. This would mean I can also build a centre consul unit just ahead of the gear stick. What's your thoughts?

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#538362 - 20/10/18 10:18 AM Re: Dashboard Mods [Re: GARYMYNARD]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Have fun with the creation! smile
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#538366 - 20/10/18 10:34 AM Re: Dashboard Mods [Re: GARYMYNARD]
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That sounds intresting and a little bit like a never done before version?

I am waiting for pictures joy
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#538377 - 20/10/18 12:05 PM Re: Dashboard Mods [Re: GARYMYNARD]
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Check what is behind the dash. On my 2006 car there isn't a lot of space.
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#538396 - 20/10/18 03:49 PM Re: Dashboard Mods [Re: GARYMYNARD]
IvorMog Offline

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Loc: Staffordshire
Originally Posted By GARYMYNARD
I am thinking of doing some major mods to my dashboard. My aim is to remake the whole panel and have the centre four clocks mounted in the wood,still in the centre, but this will make them higher in the dash. I would then have a switch panel below. This means I can cut the dash higher in the middle, so there is more height above the gear stick and handbrake. This would mean I can also build a centre consul unit just ahead of the gear stick. What's your thoughts?


What year and model is your car?
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#538407 - 20/10/18 05:03 PM Re: Dashboard Mods [Re: GARYMYNARD]
lowebird Offline
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Don't forget the old maxim, measure twice and cut once or in my case, just leave it alone and go for a drive.
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#538408 - 20/10/18 05:04 PM Re: Dashboard Mods [Re: GARYMYNARD]
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It is an 1981 +8. I am striping it in the next couple of weeks and the repaint retrim

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#538411 - 20/10/18 05:46 PM Re: Dashboard Mods [Re: GARYMYNARD]
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Originally Posted By GARYMYNARD
It is an 1981 +8. I am striping it in the next couple of weeks and the repaint retrim


What colour of stripe were you thinking of?
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#538440 - 20/10/18 09:33 PM Re: Dashboard Mods [Re: GARYMYNARD]
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If your +8 is 1981 then I presume that your original Dashboard style would be the same lower Dashboard shown in the first picture. That being the case if you want to raise the position of the minor clocks you will be limited to the height by the Scuttle Frame. As you can see by the upper Dashboard in the first picture the two minor clocks at the top the Dashboard have been positioned as high as I felt safe to do so due to the fact the I have had to cut scallops into the Scuttle frame to accept the clock bodies, any further and I think the strength of the structure would have been compromised





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#538460 - 21/10/18 06:21 AM Re: Dashboard Mods [Re: bilibib]
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