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Dashboard

There are a number of things I wanted to changed about the dashboard. But it would be a lengthy project. So first I bought a second dashboard. Stripped all coverings, filled up the ventilation holes so they are flush, removed the starter button and smoothed the dash.

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Then I started making an extension to the dash to hold two gauges.

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From thick plastic I made a front, including a sun screen.

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Then I started to integrate all the parts and put them on the dashboard.

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And smooth everything out, make it ready to cover.

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I brought the dash to Wilbert, who was kind enough to attempt to cover the dash in alcantara, no easy task! And he did a superb job!! (Wilbert is in the picture).

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Ofcourse I had to do some work before fitting it to the car. Holes had to be cut for the ventilation.

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And I glued the air duct to it, making sure there are no leaks.

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Wilbert also coverd my dashpanels in alcantara for me to finish of the look.

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Now with the basic dashboard ready, I only had to rewire the starter button as there was no space on the dash for it anymore. I just extended the wire and placed a new button near the gear shift.

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And the final setup now looks like this with the dash and the plates in place.

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Very pleased with the result, it looks very good! The gauges are in a very convinient place, easy to read out when you're driving.