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Post by willholderogri » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:05 pm

bush it mikey. its only in play when the clutch is depressed.


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:28 pm

So been a bit busy.

New Headlining.
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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:31 pm

Matt aluminum with polished detailing. Black leather door cards, roll bar etc etc .
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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:33 pm

New dash , new gauges in old cases
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Wheels and number rondial will be gloss black .
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Post by BigBobPilot » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:35 pm

I'm guessing you used to like playing Tetris?


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Post by scimjim » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:16 pm

That dash needs flocking! :D


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:17 pm

scimjim wrote:
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That dash needs flocking! :D
Looks pretty flocked to me :lol:


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Post by upstart8s » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:34 am

Hi, sorry to be off-target but: what does the blue sign say about Foxgloves? (you can see it in the bottom right-hand corner of pic 21_19_06)
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Post by willholderogri » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:43 am

very nice mikey what are you doing for a heater ?


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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:10 am

No heater at the moment, I’m going to have a take from engine bay. :lol: it get so bleddy hot


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Post by Rev Light » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:24 pm

Is that the structure behind the normal Plastic dash? Crash pad removed, etc?

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Post by philhoward » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:30 pm

Looks like it - ish?


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Post by Rev Light » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:44 pm

I did not realise it was a reasonable base for a new look dash, if you were afflicted with a wavey crash pad and a poor plastic dash.....

I am also impressed with the alternative headlining, if not the actual colour choice. As long as the glue holds.

Now all is needed is a baked bean tin to cover up the steering column, etc.

Very interesting.

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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:46 pm

So yes,

1) Will, even with a new matrix my heater was poor, as I had taken out the blowers to try to save weight, stop rain pouring in and I had a heated windscreen. But the engine bay does get so warm I've noticed hot air blowing through the 'bulkhead holes' so I will take off a feed from that.

2) Yes it is the structure under all the dashboard plastic stuff. I had several attempts with fibreglass plastic etc but settled on keeping the basic shape and just adding the aluminium as detailing. It has worked very well and by removing the heater and putting the eyeballs in the dash (believe it or not, the recesses are already there.) its made it much tidier. I scrubbed the aluminium to make it matt and stop reflection. It’s also a brilliant earth for all the gauges switches etc :D

3) The headlining started as a necessity. The drivers had got damp and rotted through so I replaced it with cheap grey stuff that stuck to the inside of the roof. 18 months later it was still stuck but it was nasty. So I had an idea. I'd used plastic sheeting for the door cards. It’s not cheap but it is flexible and very easy to cut. Much better than any wood type board and Perspex. I made up new door cards with recycled leather on a roll from ebay . The door cappings are aluminium 1.5 mm sheets scrubbed matt then riveted with polished strips for the detailing.


Those same plastic sheets I cut to depth, fixed in situ across the car, pushed hard and used a hot air gun to get it to bend and keep that shape. The back one was a challenge as the roof line drops in a curve. But I persisted and it worked. I then glued the headlining material to it.

All glue was impact adhesive, same as original

So I removed rear seats and made hinged plywood covers so they are useful cubby holes but sit flat.

I drove the car to work and back today and it was fantastic. Very comfortable but also Felt very comfortable, not an old tatty interior

. Effort wise it was simple, just commit to doing it. For example ripping out the rear headlining was :? as it was good shape but very faded. But now I have now it makes the old look what it was. Very old.

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Post by td99 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:13 pm

Lovely headlining!
Fantastic collection of Mole-type clamps


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